Scope Failure?

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Re: Scope Failure?

Post by Apollo » 07 Oct 2018, 12:25 pm

Do a "Google" on "Rifle Scope Zero Mirror" should come up with a lot of results and descriptions.
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Re: Scope Failure?

Post by Gaznazdiak » 07 Oct 2018, 12:43 pm

Apollo wrote:Do a "Google" on "Rifle Scope Zero Mirror" should come up with a lot of results and descriptions.


Yeah mate, just did that. I have done the counting method before but hadn't heard of using a mirror as an additional check.

I've decided to re-center, set it per my range notes and try a couple more shots before I go overboard and disturb everything else by pulling apart.
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Re: Scope Failure?

Post by Apollo » 07 Oct 2018, 12:50 pm

If you have a small mirror you can do it on the rifle but getting the light correct isn't as easy.

It isn't going to fix anything but at least you can watch what is happening to the reticle as you move the adjustments.
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Re: Scope Failure?

Post by Gaznazdiak » 07 Oct 2018, 1:08 pm

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Re: Scope Failure?

Post by No1_49er » 07 Oct 2018, 1:10 pm

For $57, get one of these. You can put it in your pocket to take afield and confirm the zero if you have a mishap along the way. Also excellent to recheck the zero if you've ever had to remove the scope, or perhaps change it out to another one. You always go back to the same point. Simple magnetic attachment to muzzle - no mandrels so no possibility of damaging rifling. Leupold used to make a couple of versions, but not available any more.
And like the mirror method, you can watch the crosshairs moving as you adjust. You'll also see if they are NOT moving.

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Re: Scope Failure?

Post by Gaznazdiak » 07 Oct 2018, 2:36 pm

"Curiouser and curiouser" cried Alice.

I only had one Nosler 50gn left so I used their 70gn RDF with 24gn 06H. I haven't had the opportunity to tune a load with them yet.

I wound the elevation turret to the top, wound it to the bottom counting 201 clicks, counted back up 100 clicks, set the 100m setting for the 70gn Nosler and fired shot 1.
I then wound 6 clicks up and fired 2, 3 and 4 in a gusty 20kph wind quartering from behind left.
Glad I didn't go all OCD and dismantle ot all.
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Re: Scope Failure?

Post by hankyhead » 09 Oct 2018, 8:16 pm

I have had a few goes at 50m bench rest with a 10-50x60, and have to say that it has been very disappointing. I have not been able to clearly see a hole in black paper, and it isn't my eyes. I have had second+ opinions.
Adjusted the ocular in and out to get the best clarity, the paralax etc.
Sent it back for the second time now.

Had to go back to an old Nikko Target master 36x42
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