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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-03-2018, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Did I really just watch that?

Watching Outdoor Channel, a big name TV hunter is showing the process of having a scope set up on a new rifle. He goes on at length about how to have someone who knows what they're doing set up your scope. Ok, I'm with ya Mr. TV Hunter.

Expert mounting the scope says he frequently sees people over-tightening screws. Ok, still with ya.

He levels the scope, and watching him, I'm a little skeptical. He's using the mutiple bubble level system. While this can work, there's better options out there. I've seen far more off level when using that setup than came out really level. Regardless...

Mr. Expert Scope Mounter goes on to bore sight with a boresight tool. Ok, I usually do mine at the range, but whatever. Mr. Expert says "this gets you on paper at 25 yards." Um...ok, well, I guess you tell them to start close, and it won't hurt anything.

Mr. TV Hunter takes his rifle out to shoot. Starts at 40. Not on the box he's using to hold his target. He had a 6" dot. I'd guess the box was 18-20" wide, maybe twice that tall. Didn't hit it.

Moves it closer to 25. Hits the box with about an inch to spare.

Takes 4 shots to get within 2 inches of POA. Really? 4 shots? Um.... stop sneaking up on it and twist those dang turrets! You know how much adjustment is needed. Crank it on properly!

Then he moves back to 100, and this is where I wanted to throw stuff.

His last shot at 25 was about 1.5" high and same amount left. When he goes to 100, he should fully expect it to be "higher and left-er" because the angle of deviation from line of sight would expand the miss accordingly. Nope. He busts out the "the reason it's higher at 100 is that bullet is still climbing."

Did he REALLY just say that?????

I guess when you need most of a box of ammo to get it sighed in, that's to be expected.

I bore sight mine by looking through the bore at the target at 100 yards. Dial till my perceived center of the bore is where the reticle points. I'm generally about to get within 6-8" that way.... at 100 yards.... and often I've been within 4" of on the mark.

I know, I know...what did I expect? But still, it never gets easier to see and not throw stuff, lol.
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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-03-2018, 09:24 PM
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yep, I watched it as well and was scratching my head!
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post #3 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-03-2018, 10:43 PM
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post #4 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-04-2018, 04:34 AM
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Sounds like every Saturday after Thanksgiving at the range...…...

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Hey...……………….but HE'S the EXPERT...…….

How dare you mock him ???

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post #6 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-04-2018, 07:59 AM
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Sounds like every Saturday after Thanksgiving at the range...…...
There's no one at the range on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.....they are doing one of the following things:

- Hunting deer in NY or MD
- Scouting for their Monday morning spot and moving tree stands (and scaring all the deer)
- Drinking beers and fixing things up around deer camp before the huge Saturday night meal
- Working at a family-owned restaurant that is closed on Monday


Disclosure - lots of tongue in cheek here.
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There's no one at the range on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.....they are doing one of the following things:

- Hunting deer in NY or MD
- Scouting for their Monday morning spot and moving tree stands (and scaring all the deer)
- Drinking beers and fixing things up around deer camp before the huge Saturday night meal
- Working at a family-owned restaurant that is closed on Monday


Disclosure - lots of tongue in cheek here.

Or working...…………


wah, wah, wah…………….


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post #8 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-04-2018, 08:12 AM
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I have read the rising bullet theory more than once here. Pretty common misconception. Perhaps it is correct after all, someone who plays an expert on TV said so.

When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!
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post #9 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-04-2018, 08:25 AM
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There's a simple phrase that even the "experts" omit that would make them look a WHOLE LOT smarter...…………..

"With respect to the line of sight"
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post #10 of 45 (permalink) Old 06-04-2018, 11:20 AM
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One day in a hardware stor a guy was looking at 3006 bullits, looking puzzled.
Dumb ole me asked whats up.
He said he had his rifle bore sighted & didn't know if
it was bore sighted for 150 grain or 180 grain bullits.
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