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    Today was my first day at the range in over 6 months so I wanted to sight in the scope on my .300RUM again. I have only used the gun a couple times since buying it and it has a Vortex Viper 6.5x20 scope on it. Today starting out it was shooting pretty tight groups about 2-3" right of the bullseye at 100 yards. So I dialed the windage a few clicks, no noticeable change. I dialed it 10 more clicks, no noticeable change. I dialed it another 20-25 clicks... still shooting 2-3" right of the bullseye, consistently. The gun shoots straight and after 45-50 bullets I had one large ragged hole 2-3" right of the bullseye, like I shot it with a 12 gauge. Do windage adjustments actually break? What could be going on here?

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    Yes they do. Anything can break at anytime, just the nature of the game. Heavy recoiling rifles like the 300RUM can be hard on scopes. Fortunately it appears your issues will be solved with their warranty program.

    http://www.vortexoptics.com/content/vip_warranty

    On another note, when your first couple of shots hit 2"-3" right of your aim point assuming you have a 1/4 minute scope your first adjustment should have been 10 clicks or 2.5moa left. If the group didn't move no need to waste any more ammo at $4.00 per shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshall View Post
    Yes they do. Anything can break at anytime, just the nature of the game. Heavy recoiling rifles like the 300RUM can be hard on scopes. Fortunately it appears your issues will be solved with their warranty program.

    http://www.vortexoptics.com/content/vip_warranty

    On another note, when your first couple of shots hit 2"-3" right of your aim point assuming you have a 1/4 minute scope your first adjustment should have been 10 clicks or 2.5moa left. If the group didn't move no need to waste any more ammo at $4.00 per shot.
    Well these were reloads so cheaper than that... but thanks... I did notice their warranty stuff not long after I posted, guess I need to give them a call...

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    Glad to hear they were reloads. They're about $80.00 per box of 20 down here. I've had a Leupold MK-IV windage go bad on me, it happens.

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