Ruger .22/.22Mag sighting
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I took it out today and found that when I shoot .22s in it, it shoots a bit high ...
Post By gasmitty
April 21st, 2012 06:24 PM
Ruger .22/.22Mag sighting
I have a Ruger 22/22mag convertible.
I took it out today and found that when I shoot .22s in it, it shoots a bit high and to the right.
When I switched cylinders and shot the .22 Mag it shot high and to the LEFT.
Anyone ever have this quandry?
Any feedback (Guesses included) would be appreciated.
April 22nd, 2012 08:01 AM
It does not make any sense to me. I don't think I have shot 1/2 a box of mags through mine. I got for cheap plinking and the mag rounds cost so much more that I just don't swap out the cylinders. Are the groups tight with both cylinders? If one cylinder causes shaving issues that could be the problem.
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April 22nd, 2012 09:22 AM
This is along the line of what I was thinking that one of the cylinders is seating differently but if both are shooting tight groups, then saving or improper cylinder seating/shaving the round probably isn't the issue. How far to the left or right are the groups? If it is only minor distances then I would say that it is the nature of the gun/and ammo. Since both are shooting high, that is an easy fix.
Originally Posted by Stevew
How far to the left or right?
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April 22nd, 2012 02:46 PM
O.K. Here ya go.......
The first one (.22 Mag...5 shots) is high and to the right.
The second one is the .22 (Sorry, I got it wrong in my opening statement above) It's a little high and left of center.
Both shot two handed from about 30 feet (Yeah, I know, nothing to brag about.)LOL
Same guy (me) shooting, same stance, same distance, can't figure this one.
April 22nd, 2012 03:14 PM
Are you a lefty or a righty?
The .22 mag recoil, although far from stiff, is noticeably stiffer than that of the standard long rifle round. I assume you're talking about a Single-Six revolver? The plow-handle shape doesn't allow the real positive grip that full-size revolvers so, and the grips are smooth, so my guess is that your grip is shifting a bit due to the different recoil between the two ammo types.
A couple of other things I see are a slightly bigger group size with the mag loads, and I would also expect a bigger vertical change in point of impact with the mag (at least an inch and a half, depending on the specific loads you used). Both are easily attributable to the greater recoil.
I'd try the same comparison again, but shoot from a support of some sort... even a rolled up jacket on the hood of your car. That'll give you greater control over the experiment, and allow you to vary your grip to see how that changes things.
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April 22nd, 2012 07:24 PM
Great ideas, gasmitty. I will follow up on this.
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