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point of impct at 13 yards

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Tripod, May 15, 2013.

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  1. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

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    I took three shots from a measured distance of 13 yards from a rested position. My choke tube was labeled .035, but didn't really punch a hole until the second shot. The tape is 1/2 inch wide so my pattern is what I would call low and right. I of course can raise my adjustable comb, but what about the 1" right? Will it be a deal breaker at target breaking range? Can I adjust my comb right or left to correct it?
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  2. Beretta687EELL

    Beretta687EELL Well-Known Member

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    Adjust the comb in the direction that you want to move the pattern, so move it left and up. Bill Malcolm
     
  3. ovaljack

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    Tripod, the most difficult thing to judge is, do you do the same thing (sight picture) "off hand" as you do on a rest? if so, Bill is correct rear sight in the direction you want to move the strike of the round and front sight the oppisite. Jack
     
  4. hmb

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    Try a different choke and see if it hits in the same place. HMB
     
  5. Calkidd

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    This should help you out.
     
  6. JayZap

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    Un-single/ bottom barrel?
     
  7. Neil Winston

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    Tripod, as long as the full-choke hole touches or about touches the vertical line I'm shooting at I call it straight-enough.

    Are you shooting at paper or cardboard? I can only guarantee the full-choke hole with light factory premium 7 1/2's and paper.

    Neil
     
  8. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

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    Cardboard Neil. My picture seemed pretty consistent at 1" right. The gun is my old 1100 with a new Remington pro bore barrel. Couldn't find a Competition. The funny thing is the weather here was so crappy the day before our registered shoot, I never had a chance to shoot it. I didn't do well at all, but I took out a washer on the last two traps in handicap (23 yds) in posted a 19 and a twenty. Maybe I just need to put the washers back in and go shoot it some more. I used to shoot this gun in skeet configuration and shot a lot of 16 yd 99's and some 96's at mid range handicap with 30" barrel. Then I went to a BT-99 which I shot a s well, but it hit higher.
     
  9. Neil Winston

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    As I look more carefully at your pattern , Tripod, I realize I was reading instead of looking. On reconsideration, I'd put a 1/4 inch of spacers in and try it on practice.

    And as I've written here many times to the disgust of the "see only the bird" crowd, try shooting over the bird a few times. It will not, I guarantee, "ruin you for life" as so many here claim.

    Just try it. Pull the gun over the bird. If the breaks are better, put in the spacers, or most of them if you prefer.

    And good luck.

    And once you get the vertical about correctly, set out a couple of shot glasses for courage and get ready, under my direction, to take care of that small and unimportant to-the-right deviation of the POI.

    Yours in Sport,

    Neil
     
  10. Tripod

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    I have already added the height to the comb! I know from past experience it will be an adjustment.
     
  11. drgondog

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    I would shoot again at 30 yards to see what the POI is there. If still right, I would consider buying a good used replacement barrel. Or go "Gravestock/Sears" and find a crook in a tree to bend it.


    Jacking with stocks to correct a left/right problem sounds pretty bad way to solve for a competition gun, particularly since your 'eye' would probably see the offset to the centerline of the rib even when you're looking at the target.
     
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