For reasons that currently escape me, last year I bought one of Ruger's .22 magnum rifles. I'd used a .22 magnum handgun for trapping for years and always thought it would be really cool to have a scoped rifle of the same caliber.
So I bought the gun and scope, had it bore sighted, took it to a local range and tested it at 25 yards (it's an indoor range) where it seemed to shoot ok.
This spring I took it out on a longer trip and tried it at 100 yards. I used the standard paper plate with a quarter sized circle made with a magic marker in the center as the target. I fired five times and was all over the plate. I rested a bit, focused more, and tried it again.
A third time I tried it and I shot like a 7" group at only 100 yards. I tried it a fourth time with with similar results. So, I think it's probably me, I've lost all ability to shoot. So just to try a control group, I get out my .338 and try that one. Three shots right into the magic marker circle.
I know "it's a poor craftsman who blames his tools" but is it really possible for a gun to shoot this badly? And if it is, is there any fix?