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Can't quite zero

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jonno, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. jonno

    jonno Member

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    Hi Guys, have been looking to get into some light target practice for a while now, bought a very clean 2nd hand Gamo CFX fitted with a Nikko Stirling Platinum 3-9x40. Have quite easily zero'd the scope in at about 30 yards for elevation but it's about 1.5 inches to the right of where I'm aiming and the adjustment on the Left to Right is fully used up now. On the plus side I've got a grouping of 5 all within a 50 pence piece, any ideas where am I going wrong :confused:
     
  2. Guvnor RBM

    Guvnor RBM Keyboard Hero

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    Bent barrel?
    Bent scope?
    Mis alined mounts?
    Faulty Scope...
     
  3. steve410

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    Try turning the scope mounts round :up:
     
  4. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    It's not often you get problems with left or right movement, and using a scope fully wound won't do much good either. Some cheaper scopes don't like to be turned fully to max, they tend to break. :D
     
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    zeroing

    i had that problem mate and it turned out my barrel was slightly bent, gettin it fixed as we speak.
     
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    I don't think the barrel will be at fault, bought the gun from a reputable dealer. Will def try turning the mounts around tomorrow, if that doesn't work will give the shop a bell, thanks for the advice :up:
     
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    does the rifle have a silencer
     
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    Yeah, it kinda looks like it does but I think its more of a fancy clip for the under lever
     
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    if its definatly a silencer then there is a possibility the pellets are clipping it and sending them to the right of your zero
     
  10. andyhawkx3

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    Can you post a picture of how your scope mounted on your gun, as in the past I have seen scopes mounted wrong, ...i.e. (Turrets, RIGHT AND LEFT) ..You should have a turret (on top) for up and down for POA...... and a turret on the right...(right of the scope), for left and right for POA ...., just a thought ;):D
     
  11. sniper09

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    Hi there

    Take the scope of and mounts and start from scratch make sure everything is fitting snug and correctly also check your mounts at the base wee you fix them to your gun. Sometimes they split if overtightned. Re center the windage and elevation on your scope then try zeroing again if you have to wind it right domn on windage or elevation something isnt right mate elevation is easy fixed just get some old camera film and pack it up on the back mount but windage im not sure. Like the other guys said may be a faulty scope or bent barrel.

    Hope this helps you mate

    All the best

    Chris
     
  12. digipaint

    digipaint Newbie

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    If all else fails, you could pack (shim) the mounts with a non compressable material that is very thin that can be added in layers. Film negatives are ideal. A little shimming goes a long way so a couple of strips is often enough to bring the zero in and leave yourself room for adjustment. Once tightened down, your shimming material shouldn't move and you're all set!
     
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    Thanks for all the help and advice I got ref, 'cant quite zero', great community on here, especially steve410's advice. Just to let you know the gun is zeroed perfectly now, swapped the mounts round, replaced the screws and set it up.... fantastic, Cheers
     
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    Thank you, glad it sorted it out :cool:
     
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    Nice one! Theres nothing worse than niggling little problems like this that could potentially have dozens of reasons why they are there
     
  16. TheDodge

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    Try re-mounting the scope but place a piece of silver foil in the rear mount. If the point of aim is to the right you'll need to pack the left side of the mount or vice versa. The ammount you'll need is quite small and you may have to repeat the procedure i.e. If the POI moves a quarter inch with the foil folded four times then just add another four layers. The thinness of the foil will not bend the scope, it will just edge the scope into a more straight position. I use this method all the time and have my zero set at 30 yards at which I am pellet on pellet.

    Hope this helps but if you're still getting problems feel free to contact me.

    Regards
     

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