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Thread: Intermittent missing?

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    Intermittent missing?

    After any advice before I head off to the gunsmith.

    Tikka .243 with a sako 100gr round. 3 rounds within an inch on the target before heading off up the hill. Complete miss with first and second shot at a red at around 150m. Stalker missed with third shot.

    Back down hill to target, all 3 shots within an inch!

    Took rifle home, checked screws, bolts etc and all were tight. Took rifle on range and put 15 rounds through (letting barrel cool etc) and all were ok.

    Next time out, shot was around 300mm out and ended up in the gut, second shot missed and I think I got lucky with a very quick third to take it down!

    All I can think of is my scope is on the blink as everything else seems ok unless I'm missing something obvious (or not so obvious?).

    Any comments welcome, but what was a perfectly good rifle seems to becoming a nightmare.

  2. #2
    are you sure your not suffering from buck fever ?,and im not being sarcastic or owt,let some one else have a few shots with your gear it could be you over exited as you say your ok on range ,not on hill,atb doug,
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    Agree, get someone else to shoot it.

    SS

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    It may be that you are snatching at the trigger in the excitement but if you have a cheap scope, particularly those intended rimfires & airguns they can be unreliable.

    When I bought my first .243 it came with a Sussex Armoury scope. It would intermittently go about 2' off zero and sometimes back again. I junked it for a Hungarian S&B and never had the same problem again.

    atb Tim

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    is it not closed season for all red deer in scotland right now, or have 'I' missed something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    is it not closed season for all red deer in scotland right now, or have 'I' missed something...
    That was what I was thinking......

  7. #7
    Shooting position.

    On the range you will be rested and stable. On the hill you would be off the bag etc and hence your poor shooting.
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    I have a range shoot in a few weeks so if you dont get it sussed give me a shout again and I can check it out for you. Strongly suspect there is a lot to what the other lads are saying. You are not in controlled conditions on the hill and/or your scope is not up to it.
    Iain.

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    On both occasions the stalker I was with shot the rifle with the same poor result.

    It was hind season when I was in scotland.

    I hear what you're saying with stag fever but don't get it with the 308 and I shoot that over same ground.

    Scope is a leupold and not a cheap one, but I do wonder whether there's something up with it?

    Iain, would like the opportunity on the range and to cast your eye over it, so give me a shout when it is, cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geordiehillbilly View Post
    On both occasions the stalker I was with shot the rifle with the same poor result.

    It was hind season when I was in scotland.

    I hear what you're saying with stag fever but don't get it with the 308 and I shoot that over same ground.

    Scope is a leupold and not a cheap one, but I do wonder whether there's something up with it?

    Iain, would like the opportunity on the range and to cast your eye over it, so give me a shout when it is, cheers.
    sounds like it could well be the scope. stick another on there and test it, see if solves the issues. are you using optilocs? reason I ask is, if so, check the bottom screw that screws up into the rings from the base, they can come undone and you'll never be the wiser but your shots go everywhere!

    if it is the scope, good news is that leupold has a lifetime warranty whether you're original owner or not, so will be repaired or replaced for free.

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