Have learned to hold my sight low and to the right. Always wondered why I was missing birds. Patterned my gun at 12 yards and 25 yards. It definitley shoots high and to the left. Sometimes even if you adjust the fore arm nut, It will change the pattern area and I,m not the only one having this problem my friend bought a Stoeger 2000 and it shoots high and to the left. He installed a burris scope and adjusted it to shoot down the sighting barrel. I believe that Stoeger has a problem in the manf. area. And should look into this. Before you buy one it is an area to be mindful off.