AlanF wrote: In addition to recognising conditions, one of the key things that will help in this, is to be very confident about the accuracy of your equipment, and of your own techniques, then you'll have greater confidence to decide when a shot is significantly affected by conditions
This is so important.
plumbs7 wrote:My rectile was out of focus! Redid it and it grouped again ! All be it with 180 load but yep was all over the shop!
I'm not picking on you here Graham and I know you know this already but I'd like to make a point since you've said the word.
It frustrates me when the term "setting focus" is used for rifle scopes, unless its setting the eyepiece for reticule focus which only needs to be done once. So many people, new and experienced that come and start shooting LR at North Arm don't realise or understand why it's more important to set the scope to "parallax free" rather than clearest "focus".
Of 4 scopes I have NF12-42 NXS, NF Comp, March 8-80x and a dodgy Nikko Stirling on my .22lr, none of them are often parallax free when set to their clearest point of focus. It's always just a touch off....... but still very clear.
IMO, the term adjusting focus should always be replaced with setting parallax.
As we all know, shooting at LR without being Parallax free, even slightly has the potential to open groups heavily. Especially in F-class where we're free-recoiling, floating our eye in front of the scope and not using firm cheek weld for repeatable eye position.