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Today's ML outing at the range proved to be frustrating big time. I was hoping to dial in my Omega with my new Bushnell Elite 3200 once and for all to get ready for permit ML. First I noticed that the mount had the crosshairs slightly off level. I could probably live with that but I don't want to so all the work I did on the mount had to be redone (I hate these Weaver rings, as I tighten them they very slightly rotate the tube and pull the crosshairs off level). After that, I wasn't even on the paper - remotely.

I pulled the breech plug and eyeballed it to get the scope on the paper and when I shot it was nearly perfect. All 5 shots grouped on the 6 inch target at 50 yds with my last three touching. Fired 4 more at the next target also at 50 yds and had another nice group of less than 3 inches center to center. OK I like this. The scope is RIGHT ON at 50. Feeling good I move to 100 yds and proceed to learn that every shot is 4-5 inches high but on line. This to me is a surprise as I was thinking the bullet would be starting to drop by 100 yds. The load is great for 50 but my plan was to dial the gun in so I was a little high at 50 and right on at 100. Looks like if I want that I'll have to set it a few inches low at 50 to be on at 100.

Does anyone have some advice for me? The load is two 50 gr. 777 pellets under a Powerbelt 245 gr bullet. I'm wondering if a heavier bullet will give me the drop I expected at 100. I'm not willing to go to loose power as I like the convenience of pellets. Should I just leave it dead on at 50 and be happy knowing any longer shots will require a lower hold (seems counter intuitive to me but what do I know). I'm not looking for another project!!!

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I'd say that's about perfect! If anything go 1.5" low at fifty and you should be good out to 200 yds. If you like the way the bullet is grouping I wouldn't change bullets. IMO
 

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You didn't try and drop your powder a few grains?
Sounds like the load is to hot and is rising.

Just my thoughts on it.
 

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I'd say that's about perfect! If anything go 1.5" low at fifty and you should be good out to 200 yds. If you like the way the bullet is grouping I wouldn't change bullets. IMO
I agree.
 

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TO ME SOMETHING IS NOT ADDING UP / I WOULD ? THE LAW OF PHYSICS MATTER & MOTION. I WOULD FOUL THE BARREL AND LET THE GUN SIT OVER NIGHT THEN I WOULD GO BACK TO THE RANGE AND FIRE 1 SHOT AT 100 YARDS AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH A COLD GUN. A HOT BARREL CAN DO STRANGE THINGS. JUST MY TWO CENTS[up]
 

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Definitely slow down the shooting cycle and let the barrel cool. Try shooting 3, cleaning, shooting one "what the hell" shot to foul the barrel, and shoot 3 more..s-l-o-w-l-y-so that you are shooting a relatively clean, cold barrel. (like your first shot during ML)

Set the crosshairs about 1 1/2 to 2 in low at 50 yds. REMBEMBER PARRALAX!!!--the scope knobs say "1 click equals 1/4 inch at 100 yds"...that means 1 turn equals 1-EIGHTH inch at 50 yards, or 1 turn equals 1-SIXTEENTH inch at 25 yards.!!!! Its amazing how many guys don't know that and get P.O.'ed at the range.
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Definitely slow down the shooting cycle and let the barrel cool. Try shooting 3, cleaning, shooting one "what the hell" shot to foul the barrel, and shoot 3 more..s-l-o-w-l-y-so that you are shooting a relatively clean, cold barrel. (like your first shot during ML)

Set the crosshairs about 1 1/2 to 2 in low at 50 yds. REMBEMBER PARRALAX!!!--the scope knobs say "1 click equals 1/4 inch at 100 yds"...that means 1 turn equals 1-EIGHTH inch at 50 yards, or 1 turn equals 1-SIXTEENTH inch at 25 yards.!!!! Its amazing how many guys don't know that and get P.O.'ed at the range.
Good luck!
Also unless it is a real high doller scope there is an element of backlash in the scope adjustment. That is when you change direction there are sometimes a few clicks that don't do anything.
 

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thanks guys - some good tips here. In doing some reading I have heard that 100 gr 777 under a 245 gr bullet can cause it to sail. I am going to try this again with a cold bbl. and rule out hot bbl.

I picked up some 300gr Powerbelts and Shockwaves to see if they perform better. I have some range time in front of me but I'm sure I'll get it. Worst case I know I have a really good 50 yd load which is really what I need. I'll just do what Venison and mpemt24 suggest and adjust - 2 low at 50 and 4 high at 100 is still a kill shot if I get the crosshairs on the right spot.
 
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