Originally Posted by Colorado Redneck
That is a good suggestion, Big Al. The thing that kinda gets me is, how does a scope get knocked out of sight like that? Does the adjusting mechanism slip? There is no indication that the rings or base have moved, and they are still nice and tight.
If the groups only moved 6", you will not see the damage. I do not think the internals of the scope were damaged, I think the mounting hardware was altered ever so slightly. Again, it isn't enough to be noticeable, but it is there.
If the adjustment holds up, then that would be further evidence that it is not the scope, but indeed the mounting hardware, that is damaged.