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Loose scope mounts..couple questions.

Old 11-08-2008, 07:18 PM
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I have a 308 short trac Browning and at lunch today I noticed the scope was loose. I returned home after dark and tightened the bases down. All four screws were loose. I used a blue thread lock. I tightened them with a screw driver but am wondering if there is a torque spec?

Then we went down to my gravel pit and parked the Jeep shining on the bank, set up a target and took a shot from rest at 90 yards with a 180 grain. It hit 2.5" high. This seems reasonable to me and it seemed likely that when all was tightened back down, it would be back on the target at least. If I am 2.5" high at 90 yards where will it be back to zero?

This gun took three racks with three shots last season.

Time to hit the hay. Up at 4:10 a.m. central.

Thanks for any help. I'll check it in the morning.
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:17 AM
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Nobody knows?

Still blowing. Cold in the tree again!
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:37 AM
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Can you tell a bit more about the ammo? What brand, flavor? Winchester Supreme? Remington core-loct?
I know you said 180 gr but Spire? Round nose?
Most companies have ballistics tables for their stuff. If your shooting handload you'll just thave to get real world observations.
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:42 AM
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You ought to be back down to 0 at about 200 yards, maybe a little less and drop something like 8-10 inches approaching 300 yards. Assuming a mid weight bullet.

That's off the top of my head. If it is now grouping well you should know what your gun will do with your ammo.

Are you sure there wasn't any oil in those tapings before you put the screws in with lock-tite? I like to thoroughly degrease anything I use lock-tite on.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:44 PM
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Cheap Federal 180 grain. Classics maybe? Not a round nose, whatever they come with.

Fast remount job last night. I will redo it after season. They are tight for now.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:45 PM
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That's what I figured. I should be good to 200 yards with no issues. Plenty for around here. Thanks
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:48 PM
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Had 8 deer by today. One real nice 8. He just wasn't quite big enough. Had two does he was pushing. Not a lot of time to think it over so I went for the camera, then back to the rifle after getting a good look. I think if he is by again tomorrow......well, we will see.
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