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Kim Merrill
08-16-2009, 06:52 AM
I changed barrels for the first time yesterday. The new barrel shot 1-3/4" higher on the target at 100yrds. After a simple scope adjustment the new barrel shows real potential. Is this common with a barrel swap?

Dennis Sorensen
08-16-2009, 06:59 AM
I changed barrels for the first time yesterday. The new barrel shot 1-3/4" higher on the target at 100yrds. After a simple scope adjustment the new barrel shows real potential. Is this common with a barrel swap?

Real potential is common with a new barrel swap. :D

I have not done a swap with the scope on but I don't think a slight change in point of impact is uncommon.

Tim Oltersdorf
08-17-2009, 09:25 AM
Dear Kim, A point of impact change is the norm when switching barrels. I would not be concerned about it on your gun as little as it did change. The new barrel showing real potential, alas, is not always the case. Tim

caroby
08-17-2009, 12:17 PM
I changed barrels for the first time yesterday. The new barrel shot 1-3/4" higher on the target at 100yrds. After a simple scope adjustment the new barrel shows real potential. Is this common with a barrel swap?

Simply.... Yes, around 1/2 to 2" POI difference is typical @100 yds...
Make note of this >>IF<< you plan on swaping barrels at matches so you can click your scope between yardages/classes...

cale