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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-07-2010, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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having an issue with my shotgun and dont know what it could be. today i went shooting to sight in and just have a good time. the .270 zeroed well, but i had issues with the shotgun all day. id shoot, get a good grooping, but not on target. move the scope, shoot again, and get another good grooping but not were i expected it to be. i spent about 30 shots chasing the groops around the target. then i took a break, and drove 1/2 way home and stoped in at another range. took 3 shots, got another good grooping about 3 in under the bullseye. then figured id do one more groop of 3 just to varrify, and again got another good grooping, but this time about 15 inches below the groop i had just shot. (and i did not make any adjustments) what could be going wrong?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-07-2010, 04:45 PM
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Check the scope mounts .rings, base. Could be a little loose. YOU WILL HAVE TO SHOOT IT AGAIN AFTER TIGHTENING ANY SCREWS.
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just checked them. the screws that hold the rings to the base were tight enuff that i could not move them by hand, but i did not exactly have to fight to twist them tighter with the screw driver. anything elce i should look at?
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-07-2010, 05:56 PM
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Is your scope still functioning okay, or is it broken from the recoil of the shotgun? Maybe it was the slugs you were using.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-07-2010, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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scope seems to be working fine. and its a shotgun scope. and i only got a 20 ga. should be fine. and its not a cheepy ether
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-07-2010, 07:53 PM
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Is the barrel rifled or smoothbore?
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-07-2010, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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smooth.
has shot nicely for years. same ammo as always
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-12-2010, 05:11 AM
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if your mount and rings are tight and ammo good and your using a bench rest and holding solid on target then your scope is no good even the best scopes sometimes break and any thing labeled a shotgun scope is usually junk get a 2-7 x luepold and be done with your problem and if you have a rifled 20 barrell try a federal barnes 3 in sabot you wont be dissapointed ,good luck but i think its broke replace scope
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if your mount and rings are tight and ammo good and your using a bench rest and holding solid on target then your scope is no good even the best scopes sometimes break and any thing labeled a shotgun scope is usually junk get a 2-7 x luepold and be done with your problem and if you have a rifled 20 barrell try a federal barnes 3 in sabot you wont be dissapointed ,good luck but i think its broke replace scope
ya i stoped in at a local gun shop and talked to him about what was happening. he told me when i get a chance to, bring in the scope for him to look at, that it was probably junk now. and that even the best scopes can break.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-12-2010, 05:21 PM
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Maybe give it a good cleaning after so many shots. I use the bore snake when sighting in my rifle and scrub it out after 3 shots and try again.
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