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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by kermitboy1, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. kermitboy1

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    Went out tonight with one of me air rifles and noticed that my zero had gone completely. I put this down to me stupidly fiddling with it last week, trying to return the turrets back to their '0' setting by use of a supplied allen key (Hawke Sidewinder). I must have let the turrets move before fully releasing the screws.

    Anyway, to the point of the thread. Managed to get my zero back tonight, but in doing so i have noticed that both the windage and elevation are near on their max limits of adjustment either way.

    Can anyone advise how i set the scope up with a more even amount of adjustment left either way within the scope. I understand that being very close to the full limits on adjustment can be detrimental to the working parts within the scope. Any pointers would be very much appreciated. Cheers in advance. KB1
     
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    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    I would start of by centering the scope,

    wind all the way back counting the clicks, then wind back half the clicks.
     
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    Cheers Steviee, i thought about this option also. My freind is going to lend me a ' bore sighter'. But i just wondered if the scope requires elevation using some kind of lifting film within the mounts, or some kind of shim within the mounts. KB1
     
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    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    I'm no expert mate,

    but if you didn't need shims before, then I wouldn't think you will need them now, need to get it back roughly where it was before you *******d about with it:D
     
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    Cheers Andy, going to try Steviee's plan first. As i expect the scope was way out when i first applied it. The elevations seems to show 367 clicks from one way to the other and the windage comes in at 253 or there abouts. KB1
     
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    Isn't there a trick with a mirror to get the job done quickly? Sure there is but cant for the life of me remember how to do it :(
     
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    That is so cooll. I was nearly spot on. But using that mirror idea, i am now spot on. Thanks so much. Will see what happens tomorrow when i set the zero again. Cheers so much. KB1
     
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    No bother mate,

    Thanks trumpetier for reminding me about the mirror:up::up:
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    Why you trying to rezero in this wind? It is windy right?
     
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    Have resolved the problem of limited adjustment through windage and elevation limits on me turrets. Went and bought a pair of 'Sports match ATP 66' mounts. Lovely mounts, really pleased. Did all the basis zero setting by using the adjustment on the mounts then just used the turrets for the last final adjustments. The rifle is shooting just lovely now. Will wait for a nice calm day and post some pics of what this air rifle can group like at 100 yds. Its bloody awsome on the groupings. KB1
     
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    Ooh what are you using to get100 yard groupings?
     
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    Glad you solved the problem:up:
     
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    Its an 'FX Boss .30 cal'. Its been a pig of a journey from the original purchase to this point, due various issues and concerns that i had with the rifle from around day one, but its all been worth it. Its just a lovely rifle to shoot with, and is as accurate as hell. love it. KB1
     
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    Need to google that one!
     
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    Cheers for your input Steviee with the old 'pm's. Have to say, i have been mentioning the old 'mirror trick' with the scope to my shootings buds. not one of them had ever heard of that option for scope reticle alignment. Thats one of the great things about this forum. Every now and then you can pick up such great advice. Cheers so much for that original link you posted. KB1
     
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    Check out 'Teds holdover'. Thats where i first clapped eyes on this awsome air rifle. Never ever thought that i would be able to acheive simular shots at the distances that he was shooting things at, but this thing is just so accurate when its running right. I am confidently taking rabbits with clean head shots at just over 100 yds obviously on the right kind of days,ie no or very little wind. KB1
     

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