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Do I need to shim my scope?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by dom501, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. dom501

    dom501 Member

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    Hi folks,

    I've bought a used Falcon Menace 4.5-18x56. I zero'd it the other night at the indoor range (22yrds) and the elevation turret is nearly bottomed out, that is to say hardly any drop left (loads of elevation). I know 22 yrds isn't really that good of a primary zero but even if I went to the outdoor 38yrd range thats still only... say 1 moa as a guess.
    Is it really that important to get your scope optically centered/zeroed.

    Thanks for any advice

    Dom
     
  2. mattyts

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    Your scope shouldn't be bottoming out anywhere so I would suggest packing the mounts
     
  3. metalman

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    Optically center scope first imo
     
  4. sharpsman

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    If it is as bad as that you may need some adjustable mounts,If you have another set of mounts try them or reverse the mounts you are useing now incase you have got a dodgy set of mounts-this happens fairly often on airguns with high mounts as the scope is that high above the barrel and run out of adjustment.
     
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    I got a 1 peice set of adj Hawke mounts which allow elevation adjustment whilst the scope is fitted, great bit of kit which alows almost perfect adjustment whilst keeping the scope opticaly cenytered.

    ATB Paul
     
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    Thing is the scope is on an Air Ranger so I can't put a 1 piece mount on the gun. Can you get 2 piece adjustable mounts?
     
  7. cloverleaf

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    I like the B-Square / Hawke adjustable mounts - they're not cheap and can be a PITA to set up, but they allow you to optically centre the 'scope, get close to zero on mount adjustment and do the final few inches (or less) on the 'scope.

    I've got these on a lot of my rifles and a few QC issues aside, I'm very happy with them.

    They don't seem hugely popular though, and Hawke are currently selling off their remaining stock at good prices ;)
     
  8. audiguypaul

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    I bought 2 sets of the 2 piece ones they are selling at a reduced price of £30 each, ended up sending them back, horrible fiddly things that you have to take the scope off to adjust elevation, then i couldn't understand why my zero was moving, the bloody things kept coming loose, now i know why they are in the sale :rolleyes:
     
  9. dom501

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    I think I'll pack it with film negative then and see how it goes.
     
  10. Akita177

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    If your running out of downward adjusment pack the front mount.
    If running out of upward adjusment pack the rear mount.

    I have only ever had to pack Field Target scopes, though i have never had a scope/gun that wouldnt do down enough.
     
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    Adjustable 2 piece mounts are available for about £55.
     

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