Has anyone ever had a zeiss conquest fail on them?
i recently swapped a 4-14x44 non target turret conquest for a target turret version 4-14x50
strapped to my 300wm the barrel clearance on the objective bell is very small but daylight shows through.
loads I worked up group well inside an inch when tested with the x44 scope
when I checked the zero the grouping was ok but I had a flyer which I put down to me, otherwise it moved out to about an inch-inch and a half but fine for my purposes
Yesterday I shot a hind at about 175yds and the shot was a little higher than I had expected from where I aimed. Like 2-3"
checked zero this morning and it was 3.5" high and 1.5" right at 100.
i had to faff around to get the shots within about 1-2" high as the clicks didn't seem to correspond to the actual poi
2moa down made it drop 8" at 100yds (4" high to 4" low
1.5 moa up put it back up 8" (4" low to 4" high!)
1moa put it down 2"
i left it at that as I was sick of chasing it around
this afternoon I clean missed a hind at around 160yds
standing left to right, facing slightly uphill
lying prone solid rest, steady as a rock
Seriously confused I put this mornings target out and the fecking thing was shooting 3.5" low and 1.5" left
putting my shot right under its chest, thankfully there were no legs in the way
thats a 6+" shift since this morning!
i adjusted to bring the shot to 1" high
next shots were 4" high and 2" low and both 1.5" right
scope is tight
action is tight
crown is clear
using a muzzle break, no contact inside
ammo is proven
seriously pissed off as this is the first time I have taken the scope out, bought brand new
it doesn't seem to track on the turrets and worse it doesn't seem to have held zero from this morning to this afternoon.
have had nothing but trouble with big brand scopes on this rifle
already blown a reticule on a S&B 4-12x44!
luckily I brought the .270 so all is not lost
put paid to my long range plinking I had planned for Sunday!
Will have to sort it out when I get back