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Rifle scope will not track with the adjustments

My Leoupold VXIII 6x24 rifle scope will not track with the adjustments. If I move it two clicks up it may not move at all. shoot the rifle a couple of times and it may move four clicks up. it will not repeat adjustments.

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  • badenhop
    badenhop May 11, 2010

    First, how bad is the accuracy? If you don't do anything with the scope's settings, does it hold a good group? How big and at what range?

    When you installed the scope, did you really crank down the rings?
    -That can and usually will deform and possibly damage the scope. There are torques ranges you should try to stay within that vary by manufacturer, but as a general rule, you should just snug the rings down evenly from side to side. If you find yourself damaging or stripping the screws, you're severely over-tightening your scope.

    Is your gun's Picatinny or Weaver rail tightened down evenly to the receiver? If it's part of the receiver, this won't be an issue, but it's possible a screw could be loose. I generally use a bit of loc-tite on these screws to keep them in place.

    Have you cleaned your gun lately? If it's really fouled up, your accuracy will be really fouled up too. You'll be hitting all over the place. If you've never cleaned your gun, you need to. Even if it's factory new. Make sure to clean it using a solvent appropriate for the projectiles you're firing (lead or copper) and clean it according to the directions on the solvent label. When you push or full your last patch through, it should be clean. Follow with a couple more patches for safe measure. Lastly, you should run a patch with some gun oil on it down the barrel, followed by one more clean patch to make sure it isn't over-applied. For the best accuracy, you should do this after every time you finish shooting or after every 50-100 rounds at most.

    If you're still having troubles, you may want to contact your scope manufacturer and see if you can get it inspected and possibly serviced. Same goes for the gun. If it's a rifle and patterning like a shotgun after cleaning, you should get it to a gunsmith to have it inspected. He or she will be able to make recommendations for ways the gun's accuracy can be improved. Be prepared, some guns are inherently inaccurate and there won't be a whole lot you can do to make them more accurate.

    Hope that helps.


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When you make your adjustment tap on the scope with a small screw driver handle a few times before you fire her. Work slow and tap as you go.

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Real simple Scott.
You can 'Zero' your scope/rifle even if you don't have a laser bore-scope device.
All this is assuming that your used rifle has not had the barrel shot out and that the head-space is still within specs for that rifle. Have all this checked by a gunsmith first. You can dress up a piece of poop and it will be pretty, but still be poop. Make sure yours isn't to begin with. As for the scope, it's hard to tell unless there's obvious damage or it's an antique past it's prime. Try to get as good a quality scope as possible to start with. You would not put one ply tube tires on your mustang and expect to get the best performance, so...
Most rifles are capable of shooting quite accurately, and all things being equal, it's the shooters job of making it happen.
Ammunition should be considered as well. Toss your old military ball ammo and junk from overseas, both of'em. If you want to shoot accurately and consistently, you must spend the bucks for the best ammo you can afford.
You MUST KNOW what the BALLISTICS are for the Cal./type/weight ammo you will be shooting and the corresponding distance it will be shot from.

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Make sure that your rifle 'fits' your body's frame and that you are familiar and practice good rifle shooting techniques.
'Zeroing' is best done from the prone position as that is the most steady position to shoot from.
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Now, bolt back in and load 3 rounds of quality ammo.
You are going to shoot 3 rounds in succession without getting off the rifle or making any adjustments to the rifle or scope. You are looking for a 3 shot group to determine a rough average of how far and where the rounds are impacting initially. Use good shooting techniques, breath control, relax, sight picture, squeeeeeeze the trigger, follow through the scope, there is no need to take your eye off the scope while doing this, hold your shooting position for all 3 shots.
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