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    Handi rifle issue

    Was hoping someone could give me some advice

    I have a handi rifle in 223 with a dpt overbarrel on it. A few months back I zeroed it when I got the surrpressor fitted, I put 20-30 shots through it and the the point of impact changed to 8 inches to the right. So I corrected on paper and after another 30-40 shots it's done the same thing?
    Doesn't make me very confident chasing the sneaky wee fallow along the river

    Any thoughts?

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    Same brand, and weight of ammo ?
    You haven't tightened the action bolts ?
    Shot off a bench ?
    Bit surprised the POI changed so much too.
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    Sounds like a typical hunting trip !

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    I had an H and R Handi rifle in 223 a while back. Must say it was the most difficult rifle to develop a load for that I have ever had. It had a gunworks suppressor. I too had the drifting zero problem and would also split groups. 2-3 in one area and another 2 of to the right and high.

    Between your zeros, did you pull rifle apart? I found that if i applied different torque to foreend screw it was applying different pressure point on barrel. Fixed it by doing two things.

    One, I used a torque driver to ensure i did the screw up the same every time, and two, I made a thin washer and put it in the screw recess in the forend, essentially floating front portion of barrel. After that I stared to get consistent tight groups..

    Good lunk with yours they are a fun rifle to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robojaz View Post
    I had an H and R Handi rifle in 223 a while back. Must say it was the most difficult rifle to develop a load for that I have ever had. It had a gunworks suppressor. I too had the drifting zero problem and would also split groups. 2-3 in one area and another 2 of to the right and high.

    Between your zeros, did you pull rifle apart? I found that if i applied different torque to foreend screw it was applying different pressure point on barrel. Fixed it by doing two things.

    One, I used a torque driver to ensure i did the screw up the same every time, and two, I made a thin washer and put it in the screw recess in the forend, essentially floating front portion of barrel. After that I stared to get consistent tight groups..

    Good lunk with yours they are a fun rifle to have.
    That will be the issue. I'll have to use that idea
    Thanks for your help

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    I was going to say the same as above good little rifles they don't like oil or grease any where around the latch or the shelf it closes on either use it dry

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    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    also try leaving forend alone and shooting with offside hand back towards action so its not on the wood....not ideal but eliminates the forend pressure.

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    Scope mounting...............

 

 

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