Sight/bore offset is a thing, Joel…


All I wanted to do was check my rifle’s zero at 100 yards. No big deal. Went prone, used the magazine as a monopod, bounced a couple of bullets off the big central plate…


Then I fired at one of the smaller plates lower down, and missed…


…and missed…

…and it took three tries before I figured out why the bullet wasn’t hitting the plate…

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5 Responses to Sight/bore offset is a thing, Joel…

  1. Ben says:

    Thanks for the giggle! It says a lot about a man when he is secure enough in his own boots to tell a story on himself.

  2. anonymous says:

    Somewhat similar experience happened to me. I used to shoot my rifle over the forward quarter panel on my truck, over the hood. No – I did not shoot the hood, but it took me a while to determine why my hood paint job had cone shaped.marks. Muzzle blast – damn, I are stupid !!

  3. DAN says:

    back in the day with 44 blackhawks firing from sitting position in bed of pickup, knees up gun between knees burned some nice holes in the NEW LEVIS, damn that smarted.elmer keith reloads. young and full of oneself. sure did like the 44s still do.

  4. Matt says:

    Did that with an AR pistol. I rested it on top of my range bag and fired a magazine’s worth, then discovered my 7.5 bbl with flash hider had scorched holes in the bag. I keep using it to remind myself of prior stupidity.

  5. Robert says:

    Hey, at least you figured it out without messing with the scope settings.

    Using a scoped .22, roomie tried to shoot a chipmunk through his open bedroom window. He made sure to back away from the window so as to avoid scaring his prey. He did not avoid shooting the lower window frame. Landlord has told me the story about five times. Sigh.

    I didn’t tell the landlord how I know I can sight through the open sliding glass door to the patio while sitting in the kitchen and hit a target 100 feet away with my .223 through the banister uprights.

To the stake with the heretic!