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How To Zero Your Scope With Three Pellets

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by zip ting, May 28, 2018.

  1. zip ting

    zip ting Engaging Member

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    A neat video from Archer Airguns
     
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    i have seen it, its ok if you can adjust the turrets whilst looking through the scope
     
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    Zeroing is so much easier if you have the comfort of a bench, gun rest and you are indoors.

    Not so simple in a field with a changing wind.
     
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    Issac - You could use the indoor range at the Gun Room in Ivybridge.
     
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    It relies on the shooter being confident that a single shot truly represents the centre of a group. Bit of a downer if the first shot would have been a flier. The X Sight uses a refined version of this method, you take a shot aimed at a mark on the target and then go into the zeroing function via the menu - you then get a second aiming mark and while holding the first mark on your aim point adjust the second reticle to be over the point of impact. If you're supremely confident that's it and the gun is zeroed with a single shot.
     
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    I just put a mark on a box and shoot and drink tea a biscuits,
    if I don't get it zeroed, its more tea and biscuits until I do.
    I once went to a shoot fired two shots (both knock downs)
    then the scope gently rotated and the marshal wet himself laughing
     
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    A fair Archer Airguns promo - albeit verging on the bl00dy obvious - but the biggest problem is obviously managing to keep the rifle in the same position throughout. A couple of sand-filled socks aren't really going to do the job, are they?
    The second - allegedly corrected - shot was off centre even using a pukka rifle rest. That may have been for dramatic effect though rather than an overt display of incompetence. Maybe Archer Airguns don't sell rifle rests ...
    Using this method to zero at 10 Yards may be reasonable but try it at a more realistic zero range and it's not nearly so easy. If the rifle in question is a recoiling/hold-sensitve item, then the task clearly becomes even more fraught.

    Not being particularly frightened of hand-held calculators, I take the first shot, measure the vertical and horizontal errors, do the sums and twiddle the elevation/windage knobs accordingly.
    A second shot for confirmation and the job's done.

    I've never used it in anger but the desktop versions of Hawke's Chairgun pro have an applet for exactly this task that does the sums for you.

    A YouTube video for this most fundamental of tasks? I know that everything is being relentlessly dumbed down these days (keeping the populace ignorant and under control) but has it really come to this? :(

    George
     
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    cbrdave Nuts

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    I've used this method, works really well, i tebd to run a load more through jusy to make sure and always make sure it's on the button before hunting.
    If it isn't pellet on pellet I don't hunt with it.
     
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    its basically an advert for his pellet catcher
     
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    I couldn't see any rifle rests for sale on his site so I guess you're probably right.:)

    George
     
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    I use my old centrefire zeroing targets which are printed with 1 inch squares so I can see at a glance how much correction is needed. I’m too lazy to get up and walk down to the target (and back) to measure the error.
     
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    Spray1Mark NOW PERMANENTLY BORED!

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    When you shoot .338 Lapua at £6 a round you learn to do it in 2 LOL!
     
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    Unless the rifle is securely bolted down, no way is this a reliable method
     
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    Sorry but I couldn’t last more than 5 seconds. The music did my head in and he refers to himself as the “President” of the firm. He’s either been watching too much American TV or the air gun retail sector has become very corporate overnight...
     
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    You didn't miss much but if folk only stay for five seconds, how's he going to shift his pellet traps? :eek:

    George
     
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    Dunno about you lot, but I quite enjoy the process of zeroing a scope to rifle using as many pellets as I possibly can. Well, maybe not as many as I possibly can, but I’m sure you know what I mean. Every shot is something learned, and everydays a school day.

    Bob
     
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    HA! I take it back! Just looked on their website and though he seems to be English they are indeed in the States
     
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    Archer Airguns is an American Company and President is the legally recognized highest "titled" corporate officer of a US company, although not all companies have a President.
     
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    As I said in my following post - looked them up and realised that
     
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    My zero alters by the day. Temperatures. -30 ish to +40 C. Let the Americans standardize or bastardize that.

    Bit of play,then us brits still work it out. ;)
     
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