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Hello everyone:

Today I took my BLR .308Win to the range. I had zeroed the scope on the rifle a week or two ago. She has a regular mounted Nikon Bucksmaster 4.5-14x40mm.
I wanted to check two things: how it holded the zero and what the effect of taking down the barrel for cleaning was.
This time I took with me my own bench rest, a very sturdy one. I shot at 50 meters, using pistol targets, to do the tests.
I shot four rounds of three from the rest. Amazing groups, even for the distance, right on the 10 circle. So, holding zero not a problem.
Then I took the barrel down, cleaned it up and put it back on, again. I did the same shooting routine, four rounds of three shots. In average, the point of impact moved 1 inch to the right.
Although I had expected this to happen, I was dissapointed. I suppose the tight lock of the barrel is not THAT tight.

Questions:

1) Does this happen to all?. This means cleaning the gun before a hunt, zero it and don't clean again until you come back.:vollkommenauf:

2) Is a scout scope, mounted forward over the barrel, a real option for 200-300 meters shots? :hmmmm:

Well, after the experiment, I re-zeroed the scope and went to the 100 and 200 range. It was fun and did very well.

Thanks for your comments
 

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My 358 BLR takedown holds about an inch between takedowns with scope mounted on reciever. No need for rezeroing though as the point of impact really stays the same. I figure an inch for a takedown rifle is all I can ask. There's no way I would clean a gun right before a hunt anyway. Get it dialed in and leave it till after the hunt.
 
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