I zeroed a 60 year old rifle me scope today, they don't build them the same anymore!

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  1. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    50 years more likely....... I came across a Savage 340 in 30.30 a few weeks ago in rather good shape. They were not known for super accuracy and as most ended up as iron sight 'truck guns' the ones seen today in pawn shops & such tend to be in pretty rough shape. This one caught my eye as it only had some sun-damage/fading on the stock. I happily paid $325. The scope has the German-style sniper reticle.

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    I removed the scope, rings & mount, cleaned everything and reinstalled with proper torque. No borsite but it hit paper on the first shot and properly walked across the target with corrections from my spotter. 18 rounds later she was zeroed with two 7/8s groups, done.

    I was shooting Remington 170g Walmart stuff. A nice solid rifle. I'll bag an Elk with it in a few years as the Family relocates to Montana.
     
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    I inherited a model 70 a few years back with a Lyman Alaskan 4x (this became the scope for the garand sniper during ww2) in a very similar side mount. Both the rifle and scope date back to'38 and I was able to get a good bit under 1" at 100 though that picket fence reticule is a bit of a challenge for me.
     
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  3. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    I put the top at the 100 yard mark. I'll stretch it out a bit in the wikdernesd and see at what range the cross measures out to. With the 170g 30.30 bslistics I'm thinking 170-190 yards or so.
     
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    Berto woo woo

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    Make sure you try that 160gr Hornady lever evolution stuff, it will flatten things out a bit and extend your range with the pointy boattail bullet, it's really accurate too.