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Point of impact changes with every shot

Using a Tasco 3-9 x 40 scope on an 8 x 57 Mauser, the shots don't land anywhere near the target and never in the same place - that is not within a foot radius at only 25 yards. I installed better mounts, but that didn't help at all. Scope has hardly been used.

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Mount the rifle with the scope and make a mark on the backstop right where the crosshairs are pointed at

Shoot several times, several shots will surley jolt the scope some.

If the crosshairs have moved much past your mark then this would indicate the scope is the issue.

If the crosshairs are still pretty well centered to the mark, its not the scope.

If at the same time your grouping looks terrible, and your scope still is on the mark, and the gun is WELL mounted, then the issue is with the accuracy of the rifle.
Make sure the rifle is mounted good for this to ba accurate .
Hope this helps

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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If you use silencer, pit it off and try several shots because sometimes silencer is not well centered so the pellet hit the silencer. the most important in air rifle is barrel, try to shot at the sky with a good pellet and see the pellet trajectory trough the scope, if the pellet runs wobbling, spiraling etc there is something wrong with the barrel, check the crown. hope solve your problem

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Mildot firing solutionsd for a air gun. using Tasco 3-9x40 range finde scope

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Follow these steps

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2) Use a bean bag or rifle mount and make sure that your rifle doesnt move much from its original position throughout this process.

3) Aim with the scope and shoot at a large backstop which will allow you to see where your shot lands, where ever that may be, it doesnt matter at this point. Again, make sure your rifle doesnt move much when firing.

4) With the rifle in the same position, look through the scope and adjust the crosshairs over to where your shot landed.

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