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Sighting in?

Postby patinlouisiana » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:04 pm

What do you use for a rest when sighting in your rifle?
All I had the weekend was a pair of heavy outdoor cushions.
Shot a 3 1/2" group at 100 yards.
I am fairly sure the 30-06 Encore is not the problem :W:
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Re: Sighting in?

Postby BIGERN76 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:14 pm

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Re: Sighting in?

Postby joshua99ta » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:19 pm

I've got a small forearm mount that is adjustable and a rear bag... I also have a front bag but dont use it. Or I use a harris bipod.

3.5" @ 100 yards isnt all that good... i'de imagine it probably is the rifle... or the scope mounts. But a 3.5" group is fine for some people.
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Re: Sighting in?

Postby Allisonboatsms » Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:32 am

I have a small break down rest i use and a fold up table and chair i take too. We sightied in my buddies new 35 whelen handi rifle and his savage 270 last week. The handi rifle shot 3 through the same hole at 50 yards right outa the box with the scope just bore sighted. The 270 shot about a 1 inch 4 bullet grouping at 100 .. sighted in 1 inch high from dead on. I told him he could tighten up that group with better ammo and a little practice.
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Re: Sighting in?

Postby glenn » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:52 am

I use a "lead sled". Every shot at 100 yards cuts the other, or at least hits the pie plate. :)
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Re: Sighting in?

Postby gtk » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:33 am

I use a Lead sled to make sure its on, then I always shoot a few without it just to make sure I don't consistently pull one way or another.

I believe a Lead-sled is good for youngsters too, because it helps them overcome recoil shyness.
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Re: Sighting in?

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:48 am

Bags here.
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Re: Sighting in?

Postby ufgators68 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:26 am

joshua99ta wrote:I've got a small forearm mount that is adjustable and a rear bag... I also have a front bag but dont use it. Or I use a harris bipod.

3.5" @ 100 yards isnt all that good... i'de imagine it probably is the rifle... or the scope mounts. But a 3.5" group is fine for some people.


More likely the loose nut behind the trigger. :lol: :lol:

I have a rifle that shoots 3"ish groups but it does it at 300 yards.
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Re: Sighting in?

Postby EddyBo » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:36 pm

ufgators68 wrote:
joshua99ta wrote:I've got a small forearm mount that is adjustable and a rear bag... I also have a front bag but dont use it. Or I use a harris bipod.

3.5" @ 100 yards isnt all that good... i'de imagine it probably is the rifle... or the scope mounts. But a 3.5" group is fine for some people.


More likely the loose nut behind the trigger. :lol: :lol:

I have a rifle that shoots 3"ish groups but it does it at 300 yards.


I have a rifle that shoots 3"ish groups, but it does it at 800 yards. :stir:
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Re: Sighting in?

Postby glenn » Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:58 pm

EddyBo wrote:
ufgators68 wrote:
joshua99ta wrote:I've got a small forearm mount that is adjustable and a rear bag... I also have a front bag but dont use it. Or I use a harris bipod.

3.5" @ 100 yards isnt all that good... i'de imagine it probably is the rifle... or the scope mounts. But a 3.5" group is fine for some people.


More likely the loose nut behind the trigger. :lol: :lol:

I have a rifle that shoots 3"ish groups but it does it at 300 yards.


I have a rifle that shoots 3"ish groups, but it does it at 800 yards. :stir:


I have a rifle that shoots 3"ish groups, but it does it at 25 yards. :oops:
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Re: Sighting in?

Postby EddyBo » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:02 pm

glenn wrote:
EddyBo wrote:
ufgators68 wrote:
joshua99ta wrote:I've got a small forearm mount that is adjustable and a rear bag... I also have a front bag but dont use it. Or I use a harris bipod.

3.5" @ 100 yards isnt all that good... i'de imagine it probably is the rifle... or the scope mounts. But a 3.5" group is fine for some people.


More likely the loose nut behind the trigger. :lol: :lol:

I have a rifle that shoots 3"ish groups but it does it at 300 yards.


I have a rifle that shoots 3"ish groups, but it does it at 800 yards. :stir:


I have a rifle that shoots 3"ish groups, but it does it at 25 yards. :oops:


Got one of those too :bash:
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Re: Sighting in?

Postby ufgators68 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:03 pm

EddyBo wrote:I have a rifle that shoots 3"ish groups, but it does it at 800 yards. :stir:


Mine came from Savage shooting like that though. How much did your rifle cost? :lol: :lol:
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Re: Sighting in?

Postby ufgators68 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:04 pm

EddyBo wrote:Got one of those too :bash:


I did... that's why I don't own a Mini-14 any longer.
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Re: Sighting in?

Postby EddyBo » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:01 pm

ufgators68 wrote:
EddyBo wrote:I have a rifle that shoots 3"ish groups, but it does it at 800 yards. :stir:


Mine came from Savage shooting like that though. How much did your rifle cost? :lol: :lol:


It is not the arrow, it is the injun :stir:

Actual cost until I changed stocks this year and had some fluting done, was actually probably cheaper than your savage since I bought it as a shot out 308P and rebarreled it with a used palma tpaer barrel that was shot out. Before I did about 200 worth of fluting and added a 400 dollar stock I had less than 350 sunk in the barreled action plus 200 hundred in a trigger.
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Re: Sighting in?

Postby j2dirtracer » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:29 pm

Yall mean that yall dont just shoot at a 5 gallon bucket until you can consistantly hit it about 2 out of 5 shots, then get a clip about 2 foot long so you can fire out the 3 misses faster to get to the 2 bucket busters and all of this without having to reload as often :? I mean a deer is about the size of a 5 gallon bucket right :stir:
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Re: Sighting in?

Postby BIGERN76 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:40 pm

j2dirtracer wrote:Yall mean that yall dont just shoot at a 5 gallon bucket until you can consistantly hit it about 2 out of 5 shots, then get a clip about 2 foot long so you can fire out the 3 misses faster to get to the 2 bucket busters and all of this without having to reload as often :? I mean a deer is about the size of a 5 gallon bucket right :stir:

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Re: Sighting in?

Postby j2dirtracer » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:58 pm

BIGERN76 wrote:
j2dirtracer wrote:Yall mean that yall dont just shoot at a 5 gallon bucket until you can consistantly hit it about 2 out of 5 shots, then get a clip about 2 foot long so you can fire out the 3 misses faster to get to the 2 bucket busters and all of this without having to reload as often :? I mean a deer is about the size of a 5 gallon bucket right :stir:

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Good :ylsuper: I just wanted to make sure I was going about it the right way
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Re: Sighting in?

Postby jv » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:50 pm

j2dirtracer wrote:
BIGERN76 wrote:
j2dirtracer wrote:Yall mean that yall dont just shoot at a 5 gallon bucket until you can consistantly hit it about 2 out of 5 shots, then get a clip about 2 foot long so you can fire out the 3 misses faster to get to the 2 bucket busters and all of this without having to reload as often :? I mean a deer is about the size of a 5 gallon bucket right :stir:

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Good :ylsuper: I just wanted to make sure I was going about it the right way




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