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Help for a newbie?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by T3LMY, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. T3LMY

    T3LMY Newbie

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    Hi, I'm new to hunting with air rifles and just have some questions about my scope.
    This has probably been asked before so sorry if it has.
    If I am aiming at let's say a pigeon that's 20 yards away, do I turn the dial on the end of my scope to 20? Or does it not make much of a difference what it's set on?
    Also what mag should it be on for a target of that range?

    I guess what I am saying it what mag should my scope be on at 20,30,40 yards etc.

    Any help would be great and sorry again if I'm repeating a previous post.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Titchgamer

    Titchgamer Honorary Member

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    The mag is not really important, the ao on the front adjusts the focus so at 20 yards set to 20 ao should be in perfect focus.

    Important thing is to learn your ranges and hold overs/unders at the mo :)
     
  3. T3LMY

    T3LMY Newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply.
    Sorry for another newbie question but what hold over/unders?

    Thanks!
     
  4. OzzyJ

    OzzyJ Donator

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    You zero your scope such that at a certain distance when you aim the centre of the reticle at the target the pellet will land where the centre of the reticle was aimed. At distances greater or less than your zero the pellet will fall higher or lower than the centre of the reticle and so you need to adjust where you aim to ensure your pellet hits is where you want to hit. The amount you 'aim high' or 'aim low' is your holdover/holdunder. If you have a mildot (or similar multi aim point) scope you can learn how many mildots of adjustment you need for the different distances you shoot at.
     
  5. T3LMY

    T3LMY Newbie

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    Thanks for the advice much appreciated
     

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