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Thread: New shooter gone hay wire

  1. #1
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    Feb 2012
    Jindera Australia

    New shooter gone hay wire

    While in NZ in June tahr hunting I dropped of an action stock and scope to Abe for him to screw in a barrel chambered in 7/08 with a throat cut long enough to be able seat 150 Barnse ttxs to the base of the case neck
    He put it all together, organised cases, made up a load and sighted it in. Told me it was shooting under .75moa. Great.
    I picked the rifle up from him to go Tahr and Chamois hunting in September. Maddy successfully shot a 2 tahr and a chamois despite having ten days rain during our 12 day hunt.

    A last minute decision by me to get the barrel carbon wrapped changed how the rifle shot the loads Abe had work up so I knew a bit of fine tuning would be require when we got home.

    This is what happened

    The first 6 shots were all the same poa
    The next 2, 7-8 were after adjusting the scope 12 clicks right
    The final 3, after adjusting another 8 clicks right
    To say I was disapointed is an understatement so last night I pull of that scope and replaced it with another.
    Unfortunately it was fairly windy today but I had to see if the scope made a difference

    THe wind was gusting left to right and I tried to shoot between gusts. Bottom right were the first 3 shots, I then adjusted 7moa up and fired 2 more. These loads were some I made up last night and are not tuned to this rifle in any way. Both groups were under .75moa and looks like all will be well with the rifle
    I won't say what brand of scope as the rep after one phone call has organised for it to go back to Europe and be sorted out.
    If the weather is better in the next couple of days I will post an up date of progress

    gadgetman and ishoot10s like this.

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    Almost literate. veitnamcam's Avatar
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    Dec 2011
    You would be gutted if that happened to your scope while on your trip and saw the bull of a lifetime!
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

  3. #3
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    May 2012
    Quote Originally Posted by Ackley View Post
    I won't say what brand of scope as the rep after one phone call has organised for it to go back to Europe and be sorted out.
    Given you don't want to say the brand of the scope i have to assume it isn't the scope shown in that first picture? Sweetas though, the rep for that brand scope is really good to deal with in my experience.

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    Lovin Facebook for hunters kiwijames's Avatar
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    Feb 2012
    Hawkes Bay
    I'd just blame Abe. He's rubbish

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Jindera Australia
    I need to retitle this thread "A Thing of Beauty"

    I took the brake off to clean the rifle and now can't find it. Must have put it some where "safe"

    Ladder test done this morning 1and 2 in same hole slight breeze over left shoulder

    Gabes original load. I was really struggling with mirage by this stage so did no more. Am a happy camper now

    Kiwijames your probably right but looks like he got lucky this time

    Thanks Abe I think I might have to buy you a couple of beers Ackley
    kiwijames and Toby like this.



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