19 Comments

  1. Ian’s integrity is apparent, he does not fudge anything. Nothing to worry about Ian, you do well and have lots of experience.
    Results on target do vary. One before last shoot I felt almost proud of result, but the last one was disappointment. Same ammo, same rifle. What should I make out of it? Nothing, it happens.

    For now, let’s call it “flyers” 🙂

  2. You may get improved results, if you use the tip/pad of your trigger finger instead of placing your finger all the through the trigger guard. Just my .02 cents.

  3. Something to consider is the possible effect of the barrel warming up.
    I had a Lee Enfield No 1 MK III* with a Parker Hale peep sight that changed point of impact as the barrel warmed up. After the first shot I had to move two clicks up, then after the second shot, four clicks up. Shots then stayed in the bull until the barrel cooled down. I would then move six clicks down and repeat the process. I don’t know why, that’s just the way that rifle shot.

  4. Ian, as you said, it’s just standard FMJ ammo. with proper reloads, You’ll definitely see some improvement. Also, next time, use send sock for rear support.

  5. I am sure it is an optical illusion, or my bad eyesight, but the front shade of the scope seems to be slanted down by the end of the video …

  6. I always make scope adjustments one at a time. Windage usually firrst, then elevation. I don’t remember where I picked it up, probably back in the sixties reading gun magazines.
    Your second group was a dandy.

    • Super important in case either the scope isn’t level in the rings or the shooting posture doesn’t keep the rifle itself perfectly level as both adjustments will move the POI diagonally

  7. The trigger seems to require a very long amount of travel for a “single-stage” trigger.
    The scope’s ocular lens housing is banging into your cap bill when you are shooting. This makes the shooter a bit ‘punchy’ and contributes to flinching.

  8. Very, very impressive second group! That drifting zero is a feature of every European scope that I’ve ever owned and shot. The EU seems to require that scopes break by the tenth shot.

  9. I am sure you will figure out various tweaks with ammo and trigger pull. Great video; looking forward to one with Karl putting it through its paces. Darn good looking rifle, to boot.

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