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Sighting in red dot shotgun scope

My scope has a counter clockwise "up" adjustment and a clockwise "left" adjustment.I am confused on how to adjust, and this scope seems backwards to me.  If my impact area is 5 inches high at 50 yards, and 5 inches left at 50 yards, which way do I click the adjustments to line the impact point where my dot is indicating on the target.  I seem to get it backwards.

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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    im trying to sight my gun in and it is shooting to the right would i move my windage adjustmebt to the right or left?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    my crosman breakbarrel optimus mod. co1k77x is very inaccurate even when fired from a steady rest at 50 yards groups are 4-6 inches with some over a foot off (frequently) using crosman pointed,lead pellets other kinds give similar results. holes in paper target are round,indicating that pellet is traveling correctly. gun is approximately two months old approx. 300 rounds fired (mostly trying to "sight it in") also discarded the 4 power scope & mounted a better quality one. I checked for loose screws Help!

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    how do adjustments work

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Load your gun up and when you can shoot it, aim with your new glass(Scope) and lay out a group of three slugs, not buckshot, (i'm assuming your shooting a shotgun). Then use some trial and error to tighten your dot to your grouping. I don't blame you for the confusion, but normally, most scopes set up for this adjustment pattern are moving your target according to the knobs, not your crosshairs or dot. Another option you have is to buy a laser bore sighter. then you can play with adjusting your scope for in the field or wherever with much more comfort when you need to. You can find them online at walmart or almost any sporting goods store these days, yes they save ammo and yeas they save time, but i still shoot to make sure i'm dead on after using mine.

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