I have a Tasco 10x rifle scope with mil dots and target turrets. Somebody dropped the rifle and the scope is dented at the front end and the front lens is chipped. The scope is still fully functional but I want to send it for repairs. Where can I send it? I live in Cape town South Africa
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Take the bolt out of the rifle so you can sight down the barrel to the target. Get the target bullseye in the center of the barrel. Now look through the scope to see where it is. Adjust the windage and elevation screws to get the cross hairs on the bullseye. Look through the barrel several times to make sure the gun did not move off the target during the adjustments. A concrete bench with sandbags is best to use for this.
Without seeing the rifle, my guess would be that either the rings were not tight enough or the lens came loose from the shot. It is rare depending on the quality of the scope. If the lens itself moved, it will not be waterproof or fog proof because the seal on the lens is not tight. If its under warranty then it should be replaced, if not then be care full not to get it too wet. If you had a suction cup, you could try to reposition it straight again.
2) Use a bean bag or rifle mount and make sure that your rifle doesnt move much from its original position throughout this process.
3) Aim with the scope and shoot at a large backstop which will allow you to see where your shot lands, where ever that may be, it doesnt matter at this point. Again, make sure your rifle doesnt move much when firing.
4) With the rifle in the same position, look through the scope and adjust the crosshairs over to where your shot landed.
5) The scope now sighted in with the rifle. Minimal adjustment may still be required but at least your well within the ball park.
Are you looking set the eye relief or the focus ring?
For eye relief you need to loosen the scope in the rings, mount the rifle to your shoulder with your standard hold and cheek weld. At this point, slide the scope back and forth in the rings until you obtain a full field of view. Tighten one of the rings slightly, dismount and remount the rifle several times to ensure correct adjustment. Level scope and tighten rings a final time.
For focus adjustment (remember that you are using the eyepiece to focus on the cross hair, not your target!) loosen the lock ring and turn the eyepiece until the cross hair is focused. It is best if you check it several times by closing and opening your eye several times. The crosshair should be instantly in focus. If your eye must adjust, then you need to refocus until the focus is instant.
The two dials on the scope are for adjusting the bullet point of impact. They will typically move POI 1/4 inch at 100 yards.