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Old 10-09-2021, 03:34 PM
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I bought my martini several months ago. I intend to use it in a 100yd match. I can't get it to stay zero. I get it adjusted and it puts 2 or 3 rounds in a nice cluster and then it send the next ones several inches away. I zero it again and then the same thing happens. Does anyone know what is going on with it?
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Old 10-09-2021, 04:36 PM
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What ammunition and sights are you using? Are you using wind flags what kind of rest/set up?
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Old 10-09-2021, 07:41 PM
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martini

A "martini" is a type of action; not a make or model of a rifle, so you haven't given enough information to allow anyone to determine what's wrong. You didn't state what type of ammo you were using either. What type of 100yd match are you shooting? Please provide more information. That way, someone here might just be able to help you.
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Old 10-09-2021, 09:07 PM
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Are you using a scope ?

Are you using a scope ? If so, I would start with switching scopes and see if that fixes the problem. If you are using iron sights, I don't have a clue as to what is going on, assuming what you are doing behind the rifle is correct.
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Old 10-10-2021, 10:30 AM
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To add to what others have stated use magnifying glass and check crown to be sure there's no nicks or burrs.
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Old 10-10-2021, 12:15 PM
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Yea an uneven crown will do that. I cut one of my barrels and didn’t do the crown correctly. It scattered shots all over. Then I fixed the crown and it started shooting better. It wouldn’t hurt to check it
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Old 10-10-2021, 02:46 PM
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In no particular order I'd think of:

Wind
Unstable position/support
Aiming errors (aperture sights, open sights, scope?)
Poor shot execution
Poor quality ammunition
Faulty bedding
Loose/worn sights
Barrel worn/damaged/excessively fouled

Also zeroing is not a one-time exercise. Wind, light, humidity etc can all affect the POI, even without shooter error/rifle faults. These effects may not matter with say a 4-MoA capable service rifle, but darn well do on say a Smallbore target. This is why probe/3-P matches allow sighting shots.

For real mastery of weather conditions watch British/Commonwealth full-bore target shooters. They get 2 sighters, even at 1000 yards; the winners use these to confirm wind calls, and expect to be in the 2-minute bullseye.

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Old 10-10-2021, 03:53 PM
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Iron sights...worn out fixing/stability feature.
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