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Need Manual for Pentax 30 Gameseeker riflescope 3-15x50

Need to know what ranges are associated with drop lines on vertical crosshair for a Pentax Gameseeker 3-15x50 riflescope

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SOURCE: Crosshairs are cocked to the right.

1. You first make a 'plumb line' to compare your cross hairs to. Go out about 15 - 25 meters and hand a length of para-cord or reasonably thick string (so you can find it easily in the scope), weight the end of the cord will some lead weights. I've even used some box end wrenches tied to the end in the field.

2. Fill a small ice-cream pale or similar with a couple liters of engine oil that the weights on your line with hang in. The oil will eliminate the line from swaying by dragging on the weights and ensuring verticality

3. Place the rifle in a secure mount and re-enforce with some sandbags.

4. Line up the scope (mounted on the rifle) with the line.

5. Use a small level to ensure the rifle is as close to perfectly level as you can make it, both front to back and side to side.

6. Loosen the scope in the rings and adjust the scope untill the cross hairs are vertically in-line with your plumb line.

7. When you are satisfied tighten the scope down and use some medium stength (blue) locktight on the screws. Use the manufacturer's suggested tourque spec and Avoid Over Tourqueing the screws. Some specs are as little as 10 - 20 INCH pounds. Thats around one to one and a half FOOT pounds

It takes some time and a little prep work - but if done with some care it can yield fine results. Remember to use caution when tourquing the screws - people often confuse INCH punds and FOOT pounds. the conversion is 12 Inch pounds to 1 Foot pound.

If you can't get a proper tourque wrench you are better off using a little less tourque and utilize some Lock Tite to make sure the screws wont move down the road.

Good luck!

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SOURCE: crosshairs on pentax 4.5x14x42 don't move

With modern rifle scopes the crosshairs do not move.They are designed so that the crosshairs are always centered.I have not seen a scope with crosshairs that move for about 40 years.If your scope has 1/4 minute clicks, then the strike of the bullet moves 1/4 inch at 100 yards for every click.1 inch for 4 clicks and so on.If you rifle shoots 6 inches high at 100 yards you should turn it down 24 clicks to strike dead on.Many hunters and shooters adjust their scopes to strike 1 1/2 inches high at 100 yards.Then it will be accurate to about 300 yards without further adjustment.

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    Crosshairs are cocked to the right.

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