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Scope Adjustment Problems

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Bob C, May 25, 2003.

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  1. Bob C

    Bob C Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    S.E PA
    I went to the range today, and had problems with each of the two rifle/scope combinations I tried.

    A 3x9 AO Leupold had done fine on a .308, but I wanted to try it on a new-to-me Ruger #1 in .243. Groups were fine, but were 6" high at 100 yards with the scope adjusted down as far it will go. I'm using Leupold Low Rings. Every thing was tight, and I tried putting the front ring on the rear, and vice versa. Still got good groups, but now they're 8" high!!!

    Then I tried the .308 with a 2x7 Redfield which had worked fine on my son's .223 last month. I got it close, about 3" right and 1" low at 100 yards, again a decent group. I gave it four clicks up and left, and never got another ound on the paper, even at 50 yards. Everything is tight on this one also.

    As I alternated between the two, neither got overly hot.

    Any insights into causes or possible cures for either problem will be appreciated.


    Last edited: May 26, 2003
  2. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Terlingua, TX; Thomasville,GA
    Something ain't kosher with the rings/bases on the #1.

    Something's out of whack with the internals on that Redfield, sounds like. Possibly something came adrift after it was removed from the .223, dunno...

    FWIW and $0.02, etc.

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