Careful with old scopes, some need a shot or two to settle into the adjustment, so I wouldn’t necessarily adjust on every shot.
Agreed, except I have found that simply tapping on the reticle adjustment knobs with the end of a fired brass case after each adjustment seems to take care of any reticle movement lag, without firing extra shots. A couple light raps will do, and the brass is non-marring.
Thanks keith, yes I’ve tried different tricks, I’ve even had some luck with running a couple of clicks past, then coming back, but Ive heard it so many times that, such and such a rifle is a bear to sight in, but once it is, it’s a tack driver.
Yah, if the ammo’s pricey, I like to fiddle for a few minutes, looking through the bore and adjusting the glass, then commit to the first shot. I don’t steady the rifle much, just move the cross hairs till they look centered and a bit high at fifty. I don’t like shooting at my point of aim.
If I don’t need to, I also prefer not to turn and old scope to its stop. Even with a light touch, I’ve had a couple somehow get off track, and be far from worth thinking about having them fixed, so they just sit with the rifle, broken. Anyway, minute of deer vs 220 swift, I think in the end it’s probably better to shoot the swift for group, and stretch it out a bit.