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Old 09-11-2005, 06:49 PM
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Today I went to the local target range to sight in my new Marlin .22 for the squirrel season with my dad. I got the target up, loaded the gun and took the first shot..only one problem, i didn't hit the target. haha..took me about another 7 shots to hit the edge of the cardboard then over adjusted and lost it again. Finally...50 rounds later (no lie) i was punchin'the bull's eye. Musta taken about a good three hours to get it dead on though
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:39 PM
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Can't say as I've ever heard of anyone having that much difficulty sightin in a .22, let alone a Marlin.
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Old 09-11-2005, 08:20 PM
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same thing, are you sure you were lookin through the right end of the scope? just kidding
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Old 09-11-2005, 08:50 PM
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What was the problem? Was it you or was it the sights?
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Old 09-12-2005, 07:13 PM
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How far away were you shooting? Ive never heard of a .22 being THAT far off.
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Old 09-12-2005, 07:29 PM
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if u just got a new scope on a new gun if u dont get it bore sited it can be very far off no matter what calib3er it is
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Old 09-12-2005, 08:16 PM
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if u just got a new scope on a new gun if u dont get it bore sited it can be very far off no matter what calib3er it is
Every scope I've ever purchased for a .22 has been within 1 - 2 inches of where I'm aiming. I've had problems with scopes onlarge calibre rifles like .30-06's and .308's, but never .22s. I never bore sight my rifles, either.

This just seems really odd to me.
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Old 09-13-2005, 06:51 PM
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Yeah, it was really odd to me to. But im pretty sure it wasn't my fault 'cause the first shot i took i aimed at the center of the target from 25YARDS and i didn't even hit it (!). It was a new scope also that hadn't been boresighted and i think it was a little bit touchy or somethin'. i just dont know...but i know i was lookin' down the right end
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Old 09-14-2005, 02:26 PM
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Glad you finally got it working for you. Good luck on going after the mutant rats
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Old 09-15-2005, 03:07 PM
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yea i wasnt saying that they are all gonna be 3 hours days just trying to hit the target im just saying that it is a possibilty, i to have nver had trouble getting a 22 on but it took a few hours with my 270 just to hit the target, once u get on paper it is all easy from there just doin the minor addjustments
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