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Zero issues

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by James811, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. James811

    James811 Active Member

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    Hey guys, first a disclaimer. I'm not the best shooter but yesterday I shot about 50 rounds with my stoeger x20s and finally thought I had it zeroed. I was. Doing 5 shot groups making one hole about 5pence piece size on the bull with the hole just clipping the right hand line and I was very happy. Today I went and had a play and this was the result.

    Please ignore the 3 random shots an ant was walking across the target to thought I'd try and get him haha.

    Im fairly happy with the grouping but why is it now shooting so low when I zeroed it and it was fine not even 24 hours ago? Any ideas?

    James
     
  2. Tripleteer

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    Hi James.
    Are you. Shooting from the same spot as you were yesterday, or are you a lot further back???
    atb Paul.
     
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    Exactly the same :(
     
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    Either your scope has moved, or you are losing power somehow!! atb Paul.
     
  5. Dag

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    Hey, no problem! At least your grouping is much better than the other day. Just tweak your scope turret until you are back on zero again and then try again tomorrow. If it is out again it might suggest you are changing your hold or position or possibly your scope is loose and you are knocking it when putting it away...but I don't think it is that.
    atb
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    Looking at your earlier thread you were shooting at 12 to 13 yds. If you are still doing the same , and I don't know how high your scope is mounted, I would have thought you would have trouble zeroing at that short a distance without a massive scope adjustment. I've got 2" mounts and my nearest zero is 18yds and my secondary zero 35yds. If I shoot at 13 yds I haven't even reached the height of the 18yd zero and would have a target looking like the one you posted today.
    Dag
     
  7. simonc_here

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    It says on the target 10 yards which is really close for a scope. You may be near or at the end of your scope adjustment and it's causing problems.
     
  8. Dag

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    The other point to bear in mind is the advice you had re the artillery hold. If you are doing the same as your earlier post you are firing without any support and your arm/hand/trigger co-ordination may change from one day to the next.
    Before you make any adjustments perhaps you should get a bean bag or other support and go through it again.
    Dag
     
  9. James811

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    Today I was shooting with a support the same as yesterday when I zeroed it. It was great yesterday for about 50 shots then today it's jumped to this. I will try it again tomorrow as see if it shoots high and left haha
     
  10. Dag

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    The first few weeks I had shooting a springer I found myself all over the place. I just had to learn to relax and loosen up. The more I worried about my accuracy the more I tightened up on my hold, and my cheek against the stock, and found myself pulling on the trigger and not squeezing. All in all I was a mess! Some would say I still am!
    Seriously I have learnt to relax and have got more accurate over the last few weeks and months.
    Just out of interest, and this is not a criticism, why are you zeroing at such a short distance? Secondly if you zero at somewhere around 10 to 13 yds is that the distance you will be shooting at?
    atb
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  11. James811

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    I'm zeroing there because that's where I shoot from. I may come back to about 20 and shoot from there instead
     
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    No idea if this is an old snipers tale or not but I believe in tapping the scope with my index finger after adjusting the windage turrets. Folks say it settles the springs in the scope tube into place.
     
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    Hi ed' I don't think this is an old wives tale I sometimes wonder whether taking a couple of shots after altering the turrets does settle it down ? :)
     

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