well, I finally got my Elk rifle in and mounted a Bushnell 3200 Elite 3x9x42 using the DNZ Game Reaper mounts. Shooting the 180 grn. softnose Federal round, my rifle shoots MOA with two rounds making one hole. I guess the third round was a flier. I am pleased with the rifle. However, I have a problem. The closest I can come to the bullseye is 1" to the left. I have cranked my scope as far as it will go to one side of the windage. I have contacted DNZ to see if they have any ideas. I centered the reticle in both elevation and windage before mounting the scope. In bore sighting, the crosshairs were way over to the left of bullseye and it took all of my remaining windage adjustment to get the crosshairs to come close to my 1" bullseye on the target. I have thought of reversing the one piece mounting on the rifle to see if this might move the scope more towards center. Has anyone experienced this problem?
By the way, the Tikka T3 Lite is not as punishing as other shooters are concerned with. It is very easy on recoil and super light. The factory set trigger is very smooth, no creep at all, and it is light. I can't say enough about this rifle. I am, however, concerned with the DNZ mounts. I have not had this problem with this scope on other rifles. i may be sending the DNZ mounts back.
Also, after reading the ballistics on Federal's balistics downloadable program, I am setting my scope for a 300 yard zero. This places the 180 grh Federal Premium Barnes MRX bullet at 3.3" high at 100, just under 4" at around 225 yards, zero at 300 yards, and just under 4" low at 350 yards. Any ideas here as well????