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Zero Change When Zooming?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by ferplexed, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. ferplexed

    ferplexed Posting Addict

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    Might seem a daft question but does your zero change if you change the magnification on your scope? I've got mine on 6x but wondered if i could go upto 9x without it affecting my zero for longer shot (or vice-versa)??
     
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    From my own personal experience it does change the zero slightly.. Every ones scope will be different though....Why don't you try it?
     
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    my hawke changes badly on zoom, tried zeroing before going out lamping, was nearlly there and getting dusk so zoomed in just to try and get another mag out and couldnt hit a barn door, the same when illuminations on, never used illumination since lol
     
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    This definitly will make a difference. to be honest I dont know the technicallitys why.
    I always zero a x9, which is the max on my scope, then that way when I am outi know my zero is correct as long as I am at x9
     
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    I did last night whilst out lamping but obviously couldn't tell too well whether it was my zero had changed or my estimate on distance was off. It just 'felt' as though the zero went a little!

    Lol. I bought the IR Hawke with the thoughts of using it whilst lamping - completely forgot last night. Lol!!
     
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    The only way to get over that comfortably, is to use a scope with FFP
     
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    The true zero of a scope should not change on zooming. If it is a second focal plane (most are) then the POI for mil dots will change, but not the primary and secondary zero POI. Some cheaper scopes have bad tolerances and are prone to such faults, but in my opinion it is a fault and i would be looking to get a replacement.
     
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    Another good site for setting up scopes is http://viriato.net/airgunning/bfta_setup_manual.pdf

    Not a lot on magnification but excalant explanations on how to set up etc.
    A scope that moves the zeroing on change of magnification is as much good as a chocolate fire screen
     

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