I'm mad as heck! Yesterday was the gun opener. I was hunting a property that has at least three real nice bucks that have been seen several times. I usually hunt for meat, but since I have 4 in the freezer already, I decided to hunt for a big one. it was rainy and windy, just a miserable day. I chose to sit in an old abandoned calf stall where I could stay dry and overlook an over grown field bordered by planted pines on one side and hardwoods on the other. When it finally got light enough to see, I saw a doe about 150 yards away. As I watched her, I saw another one come from the hardwoods. She was trotting diagonally across the field heading to the pines. 150 yards behind her was a real nice buck chasing her. He finally stopped trotting when he was about 200 yards out, at the edge of the pines. I thought this is going to be easy! I put the cross hairs on him and squeezed off the shot. He ran about 30 yards and stopped again, I shot again, he jumped and took a couple more steps. I shot again. He got into the edge of the pines and turned broadside. I shot again, and he took off into the pines. I knew something was wrong. After waiting a few minutes, I walked across the field to look for blood before the rain washed it away. NOTHING! As I looked for blood, I saw the buck cutting through the pines above me on the mountain. Last year I got a nice 8 pointer in the same place at 275 yards with one shot. It should have been real easy at that range. I had loaned my rifle to a friend who was making a movie last month and just got it back a few days before the hunt. I had a sick feeling that someone had moved my scope. I went back to the barn and got a target I left there during black powder season. I put it out at 100 yards and fired a few shots. Sure enough, the shots were a foot high and 8 inches to the right. I had been holding a bit high and the shots all went over the bucks back. I was disgusted! I got it sighted back in and sat there the rest of the day and never saw another deer. That was the first real wall hanger I've seen in the last few years and I blew it. I can't blame anyone but myself. I know I should have sighted in after loaning it to someone.