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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-03-2011, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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why does my son shoot high?

Son # 2 has an older Rem 760 06 with burris 3-9 scope. When both I and son #1 shoot the rifle, we both shoot dead on at 75 yds. When son #2 shoot the rifle he is consistently 2" high and 1" to the right. Same ammo, same power on scope...
Can't seem to figure it out..

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Re: why does my son shoot high?

Could be the way he holds, possibly flex's his hand as pulling trigger or even the way he looks through the scope. Does this happen with all firearms the three of you shoot or just this one?
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Re: why does my son shoot high?

...may be how he is looking through the scope.

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Re: why does my son shoot high?

Could be he cants the rifle and the scope is not parallel to the target////////////
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Re: why does my son shoot high?

could be as simple as his sight picture is different because his eye is in a different location relative to scope. however it also be technique. same results can happen when relaxing early/lifting head to "see" hit. does rifle "fit" him (to short or long) . bottom line is if he is consistent just count the clicks to reset it for him or back to you.
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Re: why does my son shoot high?

it could be his breath control if you pay attention to his breathing and watch the tip of the barrel u will notice it naturaly go up and down. have him practice pausing between like a breath or two then squeezing the trigger
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Re: why does my son shoot high?

I have seen this before a few times with my friends.

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post #8 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-04-2011, 12:36 AM
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Re: why does my son shoot high?

how does he do with other scoped guns? is he left eye dominant?

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Re: why does my son shoot high?

Does this scope have parallax adjustment? Just thinking out load but that could make matters worse if not set correctly.

Everyone shoots just a little different and it could be a number of things.
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Re: why does my son shoot high?

A majority of the time when this happens the shooter is lifting his head to "watch" the shot. At the split second the shooter pulls the trigger they begin to lift there head above the scope, at the same time the butt of the gun is dropped lower ever so slight therefore sending the shot high. I've seen it done many times. Remind him to keep his head down all the way through the shot. Tell him to "read" the target through the scope after the shot looking for the bullet hole (never lifting his head). It's a bad habit that pops up now and then, more so when shooting at game, the shooter wants to see the impact of the hit sending the shot high. Keep his head down. Good Luck.
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