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Old 08-05-2017, 07:24 PM
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I bought it new in 2011 and I really like the gun. shooting in the back yard it shoots great but when I take it to the woods might get 1 out of 5 squirrels any body else had this problem?I wonder if it's because I'm 6'3
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Old 08-06-2017, 04:15 AM
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Is it scoped and what size patterns will it shoot it with various loads?
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:19 AM
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yes it has a scope that was the first thing I checked it will shoot dime size groups at 30 yards with a couple different shells all shots I take are 30 yards and less just don't make since can take other guns don't have this problem
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:06 AM
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Well, if it will shoot a dime at 30 yards, and you miss your game shots at that range, then maybe more practice is needed, perhaps? Try, practicing in the same physical position that you hunt. Prone, braced from a tree, etc., until your groups improve, or you figure out what the differences are. Surely others will have an opinion too.
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:13 AM
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These little ,short receiver rifles present scope mounting challenges.
You didn't say what your scope set up is, but I'm thinking that you have a full size scope,mounted high,probably extending back more than your other rifles.When you take other than a horizontal shot, you lose whatever cheek weld you might have.
I'm 6'4",(don't have one),but they are small guns to me.

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Old 08-06-2017, 10:54 AM
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Nice screen name!

Its not the rifle, it's you.
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:27 AM
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Let's not be silly, there HAS to be a perfectly reasonable explanation. My first guess would be an extremely large ferrous earth deposit under his backyard, causing magnetic distortion in his barrel. Practicing under those conditions, he's adapted to the distortions, and yet out in the field, the bullets fly willy nilly.
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Old 08-06-2017, 12:11 PM
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scope is a leupold 3x9x33 I know part of it is me but why do I have more trouble with this gun than my bolt action guns? med rings on the scope

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Do you use shooting sticks, or brace your rifle, while hunting?
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:47 AM
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Yes I use shooting stick or a tree
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I believe the point of impact is different when shooting up an incline or down an incline.


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Yes, the bullet will shoot high the furthur you are from a parallel to the ground shot.
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One thing I would do is get a slip on recoil pad to increase the length of pull; I'm shorter than you at 6 feet even, but I find it to be a small rifle with too short of a stock. The short LOP, could cause you to possibly miss.
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Thanks guys just want to hunt with this gun
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Thanks guys just want to hunt with this gun
Military has taught me many things, but in this case, the most relevant tidbit is that unless you train how you fight, the training will quickly become far less useful. That being said, find a valley you can practice in. Targets can be extremely cheap. Milk jug caps with a stapler on the side of a tree. You now have a brightly contrasting colored target that is the size of a squirrel's head, in real-world conditions.
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