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Old 02-15-2018, 10:47 AM
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Default Always check rifle zero after a fall in groundhog hole

Obvious right? 2 - 3 weeks ago my son and I were calling fox at night and I fell into this massive groundhog hole.

I rolled into my right side and wasnít hurt but my rifle actually fell off my shoulder and hit the ground. I didnít think it landed very hard but I was concerned about itís zero.

I hadnít had any time at all to head to the range and re-sight. I just didnít.

3 nights ago a missed my 2nd called in Coyote at night at about 80-90 yards.

I knew something had to be off. So I woke up at 5am today to get to the range before work. 1st pic shows at 50 yards I was 3.5 inches to right of aim point.

A few rounds later Iím zeroed at 50, just a little high. Where I want to be. And at 100 Iím about 1.5 inches high. Again, where I want to be for my .223.

If you fall into a massive groundhog hole and or just drop your gun / jar your gun.....

GET TO THE RANGE AND CHECK YOUR ZERO.

All you smart guys and gals already know this though. Just sharing proof.




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Old 02-15-2018, 03:38 PM
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Good reminder.
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Old 02-15-2018, 05:05 PM
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Good reminder.


I wonder what mechanical things happen inside a scope that causes the zero to change when it takes a hard bump? Any idea?


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Old 02-16-2018, 12:24 PM
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A friend of mine fell on cow crap and missed a couple of coyotes right after that, sure enough he lost zero on his rifle. A good reminder that we need to check zero periodically even without the fall.
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:18 PM
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Thank GOD you did not break your leg. Now that your sighted in, no excuses Lol.
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