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Thanks for the tips

WesternHunter,

Thanks for the reply and the tips. The last time I went to the range I used a Lohman Sight Vise, similar to what you describe. You clamp the rifle stock in the padded jaws and it has an elevation adjustment at the rear . Then you move the vise side to side to align the gun horizontaly. Pretty stable platform. When I referred to "reticle adjustments" I'm talking about elevation and windage for the crosshairs, which as a pair, are the reticles. I probably should have just called them crosshairs to avoid confusion. I think the adjustment you're referring to is the reticle focus adjustment. There was a little crosswind but the range is heavily tree'd on both sides. Since shooting last I cleaned the barrel three times with Hoppes Copper Solvent and am still getting dirty patches. I'll clean it again tonight. I also readjusted the BOSS to the setting for 225g bullets, it was on the setting for 250g bullets as that was what I used last year. I'll try it again this weekend. I am a fair shooter. I can't claim MOA groups at 100 yds everytime I shoot. I can definitely shoot better than the last couple of outings with this gun. We'll see if the barrel fouling was hurting it bad or not.

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Leopold question???

Sound like you have used the right equipment for sighting -in. Could be the BOSS or the Leupold is just a rare defective one.

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Leopold question???

Just a thought. A brand new scope? Maybe when you fired the first couple shots, the crosswires settled and weren't actually off that far so the change appeared more drastic than it really was. Everytime I more the crosswires on a scope, I tap the adjustment turret with a pocket knife just to set the crosswires. Maybe the newer scopes don't really need this but old habits die hard.

After you moved the adjustments a few times, did they start to seem more what you expected?

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They seemed to move farther than the 1/4 MOA per click. I just don't know if the adjustment is linear for big moves. I will report back after I shoot this weekend.

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Leopold question???

It is supposed to be 1/4" per click but make sure your scope is not 1/2" per click because some scopes come that way as well. I'm not so sure the VXIII does. The site states 1/4 but ckeck the adjustment knobs. It will state it on there.

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1/4 MOA

Say's 1/4" = 1" at 100 yds. My other Leopold's are also 1/4 MOA. I have a Vari-X III 2.5 - 8X, a XV-III 2.5-8X and a Vari-X III 1.5 - 5X.

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Leopold question???

Any reply from Leupold yet. If not I would call them direct. They were very helpful the time I had to call them.

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No reply yet. I'll give them a call when I get back from elk hunting. I leave tomorrow. smile

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Good luck on the elk hunt. Thumbs up

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And if you miss, come back and blame ChesterGolf Thumbs up

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