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243 Marlin
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wally77
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:48 am    Post subject: 243 Marlin Reply with quote

I have a 243 Marlin and having problem with it. One time i will shoot and it will be dead on and the next time I shoot it will be way off. Anyone have any information or tips for me?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:00 pm    Post subject: Re: 243 Marlin Reply with quote

Welcome to HuntingNut! I'll assume that you are not resting the barrel on anything when you shoot - only the stock on sand bags, etc.

I had a .243 once that would shoot great groups but every time I went out, the point of impact would change. I changed scopes but it still acted the same. Is yours a wood stock? Mine was wood and had a pressure pad by design on the front of the stock that touched and dampened the barrel. Laminated wood should not shift with weather changes like a solid wood stock. Check and see if your barrel is in contact with the stock. Easiest way to do that is to take a dollar bill, slide it down the bottom of the barrel, and see if it will freely move to the action. If not, you may have a contact point that needs to be removed. I fold the dollar bill just to make sure I have that extra clearance insurance.

I've also seen some plastic stocks that were flexible enough that you could twist it with your hand and make contact with the barrel. This can send a bullet astray also.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: 243 Marlin Reply with quote

wally77, what ammo are you shooting?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: 243 Marlin Reply with quote

Welcome to the HuntingNut..A little more info would be help full.. What type of stock, scope ,if so what type of mounts or Iron sights what type of ammo etc.. I'm sure some of these guys can help ya out..

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:55 pm    Post subject: Re: 243 Marlin Reply with quote

check EVERY screw my nephew got a mod 700 dirt cheep caus it wouldnt shoot and all the screws were loose he tightened them up and shes a shooter now.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:21 pm    Post subject: Re: 243 Marlin Reply with quote

Wally, we need your post number 2!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:50 am    Post subject: Re: 243 Marlin Reply with quote

I Think its a spam bot.

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