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Zeroing

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by bealz998, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. bealz998

    bealz998 Junior Member

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    Hello all I'm after a piece of kit that help zero a scope what are they called ? And where's the cheapest place to buy it from
     
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    I'm not sure what your wanting,the scope is zeroed manually by referencing the point of impact,unless you're after one of those fancy laser bore sighters?
     
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    Laser bore sights are about £11 on eBay, but easier way use a clamp, pop gun in a clamp face barrel at a target shoot it then move cross hair on to pellet hole :)
     
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    Zero it manually, if mounted correctly will take you about 10 minutes max.
     
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    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    the bore sighters are only a gauge and will not fully zero it for you
     
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    In terms of 'gadgets' there are 2 options, the laser boresighter and this type http://www.uttings.co.uk/p104313-hawke-shot-saver-combo-hk3423/#.VB6hJmNj1X8
    They are intended to get you close enough to zero properly on a target and their main use is for centre fire rifles where ammo costs are high and if you're even a little off you won't hit a 3 ft target at 100 yards.
    For air rifle use it's not really needed, have a look on youtube for 'one shot zeroing' or scope zeroing and you will find plenty of hints. It's usually easier if you have a Workmate or similar to clamp the rifle in while you're making the adjustments - if you have a pcp you could actually shoot it from the workmate.
     
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    I've zeroed my rifle to pinpoint accuracy at 30m but what the best way? If pellet lands right of centre turn scope left (lands high turn scope down) or clamp gun an move scope right (and up)? Is each way the same result or each way for certain scopes??
     
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    Iv always zerod manually I didnt no there was a gadget to zero it for you ...atb
     
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    Best thing is to have a look at those youtube videos but the idea is that you mark an aim point on a piece of paper at your chosen range and then shoot a group of 5 shots. Now you clamp your rifle in the workmate/vice whatever and adjust it until its pointing exactly at the aim point you were using. Now, having previously removed the turret caps, you adjust the turrets until the crosshair falls exactly in the centre of the group you just shot. Your rifle is now shooting exactly where you're looking, check by shooting another group and make any fine adjustment required.
    If you don't have something to clamp the rifle in then you can do it easily enough. Mark your aim point and shoot your group and measure the distance your group is away from the aim point - this should be in the format of (say) 2 1/2 " right and 1 1/2 " high (just an example). You make one adjustment at a time so start with vertical you need to come down - your scope turret is probably marked U or UP so you will in this example have to turn it in the opposite direction to the arrow. The amount you have to turn it depends on the scope but commonly they are 1 click moves it 1/4" at 100 yards so if you are zeroing at 25 yards 1 click will only move it 1/16" (1/4 x 25/100) so to move it 1 1/2" you will need 24 clicks. Then shoot it and make sure you've moved the dial in the right direction and you should be nearly on vertically. Now go to the windage/horizantal adjustment, this dial is usually marked L or left and this is the way that (in this example) you need to go. At 25 yards again you will need 40 clicks.
    Now you shoot another group and make any fine adjustments required.
    The clamp method is the simplest as you can look through the scope and see the reticle moving as you make adjustments, if you shooting is good enough (very few are) you can do this with a single shot.
     
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    Best piece of kit to zero any scope? Mark 1 eyeball !
     
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    It's worth getting used to counting clicks. It'll probably be written on the scope somewhere but most likely 1 click will move the reticle a 1/4 inch at 100 yds, so in practise 5 clicks will move it 1/4" at 20M.

    Set a target at 20M, fire a five shot group while aiming at the target center, if the group is say 3" to the right & 1" high, adjust the scope 60 clicks Left & 20 clicks down & that should be it.

    It all goes a bit pear shaped with older & cheaper scopes, but something like a Nikko or a Hawke should be fine, at least mine are.
     
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    There's really only one way to zero, and that's manually, it can be done quickly, cheaply and done in the field if you should take a knock, I see a few people on FB forums asking if someone can zero their scope for them, it's really simple once you look into it
     
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    Okay thanks for all the feedback I'll have a play with it then cheers
     
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    You're right, any zeroing will have to be finished by shooting and adjusting manually and it is easy but only if you know how to do it. Nowadays it takes me a couple of minutes to get a scope spot on but for someone who has never done it and doesn't understand the basic concepts it's a totally different matter which is why clamping the rifle and moving the reticle to the group centre is useful as it shows what the adjusters really do.
    When I started fitting and zeroing scopes on centre fire rifles it was usually a job of fitting the bases to the action and then fitting the scope. It was useful to be able to plug the shot saver device into the muzzle and then a quick twiddle on the dials to get it ready for a trip to the range knowing that it would be within a few inches. At that time we didn't have laser boresighters so this was a useful device, one which I wish I'd kept.
    It;s something which would help these people who suddenly find that they've run out of scope adjustment as you can make changes to the rifle/scope at home and immediately see if any changes have made a difference without making a trip to somewhere you can actually shoot.
    Just like Chairgun etc these gadgets serve a purpose, some people will never need them but others will find them useful.
     
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    Bore sight will save you loads of shots , but better off doing it as stated on here to mount it take a shot then refine your crosshairs to the first shot
     

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