Well at lastI have my Diavari permanantly attached to the rail on my Howa 1500. Its now sitting in Burris signature Medium rings and about 5 mm clearance to the barrel.
Sorted it two weeks ago and was cloverleafing at 100yds with 87 grn V max.
However post zeroing I noticed that the underneath of the saddle area was touching the rail as the scope was fractionally out of parallel. I slackend the clamp screws and rotated the scope a few degrees to allow clearance. When tightened i expect I now have a couple of thou clearance between the base of the saddle area and the rail so ok.
Then it went wrong. Missed a carrion crow at 120yds. Put it down to me.
Back home gave barrel v good clean as needed it (so I thought)
Last saturday am had a v difficult shot at a fox in long grass of sticks at 280 yds, dialed it in and missed. First shot out of dry clean barrel
Ok it happens. Out Sunday eve lamping with a fellow SD member, clocked a fox at about 100yd, simple side on shot, but missed!!!!
AH said round went low, could not believe it. So off into adjacent field to a huge stack of bales, put target up and tried at 50 yds which should be spot on. Needless to say we were 1" R and 2" low so readjusted.
No further shots.
Got home early last night dowmn to bales, beautiful sunny stilll evening. Set up 100yds. First shot high and left, next two almost in same hole so R 1 click and down 1 click next round went staight through top bull so zero so fine.
So out last night ususing traditional methods, solo lightforce lamp and scope mounted LED torch. First charlie 100yds sitting looking at me. Terminated. Second similar at about 120 yds dead. Then got another 3- 2 of which were taken within millisecs of being on them as they were in rows between thick swath.
So saw 7 shot 5x 5 so pretty happy.
Confidence restorted and by the way Zeiss is awesome lamping scope.
Hope this eve is as productive