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I recently purchased the 10X rear focus model this past August while I was "away". Well, I got my hands on it and a Savage 10FP with a Leupold base and rings. I was very pleased with the rifle and optics ability to hit the same hole over and over again at a range of 200yds. Until recently I haven't really been able to test this setup. This past month I toook it out to fire at ranges up to 508m according to the reticle. It shot fine with all MOA adjustments being good up to 300meters with a 1in grouping which I am sure is due more to the work of my gunsmith and the accutrigger than my shooting. I was sure that this rifle would be a lot of fun and a good way to keep in practice with work related shooting as well.

 

When I started shooting at 400+ is where the optic started to act up. I ended up indexing 7.25 MOA in elevation w/168gr BTHP Sierra Match Kings at close to 2600fps to hit a target that was between 440-70m away. Mind you the zero of the optic stayed the same once I brought the knobs back to 0,0 to shoot 100m and had confirmed the same zero after that. To the credit of the rifle and the optic it shot a 2in group at that 440m range. To those of you who know about shooting at 500-800m you know that there is something seriously wrong here. I have only used military equipment for this type of shooting until now and have never run into this problem with an optic. What's wrong? Can SFWA fix this? I tried calling them today but they were closed. I'll try again on Monday to see if anything can be done during business hours. I seriously hope that I didn't make a mistake in straying from Leupold this one time as I have never done in the past.

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I know you said that your zero is at 100 yards, but are you sure you're not figuring your comeup from 200?

 

Reason I ask is that according to the JBM software, your bullet at 2600 fps shows 7.3 MOA comeup to 400 meters from 200.

 

Not questioning your ability, just wondering if maybe you inadvertantly figured the comeup from 200.

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I shoot about 11,000 rounds of long distance ammuition in my 308 every year.

 

Come ups

 

100 = 0.0

200 = 1.75

300 = 4.25

400 = 7.25

500 = 10.50  and I could go to 1200 yards with this.

 

You don't have a scope issue.

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Hey, thanks for putting up with my ignorance. It would be great if the moderator deleted this thread so that I could avoid future embarassment.
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No chance of that!

 

But, someday, we'll all look back and say, "Hey, stidsteak, remember that stupid post you made so long ago? Damn, that was a dumb post."

 

So, what branch and waht MOS?

 

I spent 6 years in Corps, or, as we refered to it, six years "in the monkey suit."

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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

No chance of that!

 

But, someday, we'll all look back and say, "Hey, stidsteak, remember that stupid post you made so long ago? Damn, that was a dumb post."

 

So, what branch and waht MOS?

 

I spent 6 years in Corps, or, as we refered to it, six years "in the monkey suit."

 

Not to hijack this thread, but RC, you have one of the best screen names I've ever seen.

 

Very evocative.  I'll never view Koolaid in the same way again.

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Welcome to the OT Stidsteak!  My only  advice is  I try to do  everything in meters now.   Switching back and forth between yards and meters (esp in my head ) is usually when I get in trouble.  Obviously this advice is not practical on a KD range, at least things are pretty close until you get really far out.  Welcome again,
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Thinking about getting another one of these scopes so I dropped back into see what the talk was all about! Good to see it wasnt the scope! Good to see others helping out!

 

Grunt Out!

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Another Marine, now maybe this place will get interesting.

 

Grunt, when you serve and where?

 

 

 

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1989-95

 

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A little bit of everywhere but mostly West Pac!

 

Grunt Out!

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Welcome to The OT, Grunt!!

Glad your here.

 

 

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