After mounting this scope i shot at the botom of a 4x4 sheet at 25 yards so i raiesed the scope and ran out of adjustment i am still not hiting bulls eyes at 25 yards? do i need to shim it and where do i shim it?
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Just a thought to consider. I don't know what type of air gun you have but most have a double recoil which can damage or destroy a conventional scope. I'm unsure if Lepold makes a scope for air rifles- be sure you are using the correct scope!
Your scope is always going to be more comfortable closer to your rifle. A lower profile and smaller degree of adjustment are what you want. if possible zoom out as far as possible to zero in your rifle at twenty five yards, and if you still have trouble try to zero at fifty yards. your optic was meant to work much farther out than twenty five yards so if you're not used to those ranges bring a card table and chair until you get confortable shooting that far out.
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Start out at 25 yards. the scope is I believe used 1/4 inch clicks. This is for 100 yards so 16 clicks will equal 1 inch at 25 yards. Fire three shoots from a solid rest. Measure the distance left or right and up or down from the desired point of impact. and move the setting in the desired direction. ie uo is moving the point of impact up from where it is. and left or right is the same. Next fire at the desired distance and move point of impact to where you want it at that distance. If the scope is wandering all over the target make sure the scope is not moving in the mounts. If it persist in changing point of impact send it back to tasco for a replacement as it has a loose recticle. Better yet I can recomend Leupold or Burris as a better alternative if they are in your budget. Not quite a S&B or Ziess but **** close for a lot less $$$$$
from my experience owning a bar they tend to lose accuracy badly after a lot of rounds are put through them especially if they are shot rapid fire style allot ( the barrel gets very hot and i am also not impressed with how the barrel is attached to the receiver) i shot mine until it just would not shoot accurately at all. (i sold it). its possible that your scope or mounts are loose defective or there may be a screw that may be broken under the mounts that you cant see.
Off which way at 25 feet. If the gun is shooting low at this distance i would back off to 25 yards. It may shoot low because the scope is mounted a about 1 1/2 inch above the bore of the gun. In the 25 feet there is not enough bullet rise to compensate for that sight being that far above the bore. You may have to go with a red dot type or just add a laser if you are going to stick inside your 25 foot zone.
Not really, maybe at extreme shooting---lucky shot. The most effective range would be 200 yrd and if you are really good with 250 yrds. But you got to be excellent shot and good at it.
With a 25-06 Winchester volocity of 2800--2950 ft/sec you could hit that **** willie coyota at 500+ yards with a excellent 3X9 adjustable scope. But at night without a first night vision scope, no. stewbison
Start buy loosening the scope in the mounts. Loosen the front first to see if it is in a bind (left/right). Tighten it back down but not completely. Loosen the rear looking for some movement or popping sound. If you see a movement or notice some odd thing. check the mounting slots for dirt or dings that may cause an offset to the mount. If all is well. Go and start and zero for 13 - 15 yards. you want to be 1 1/2 inch hi. Now after each shot rap the scope with a screw driver handle or something solid, just to give the scope a shock not hard enough to bend it or dent it but shock it. Large scopes are meant for larger shock than a 22 produces, rapping the scope will help move the cross hairs and settle them in place. Hope this Fixya up. If it does help, please leave a testimonial. Thank you for using Fixya.
16 clicks is about 4" at 100 yards not 25. did you try shooting it at 100 yards? remember the scope is mounted at least an inch and probably higher than that above the barrel. at close range you will always hit low with a scope because the bullet has to climb at least an inch or more before it will be right on at 25 yards. if it is dead on at 25 it should hit way high at 100. (or the scope/ mounts are bad).
minute of angle is not the same as 1/4" per click at 100 yards. if it doesn't click something is wrong. i would call leupold and probably try to get a replacement from where you bought it. moa is an angle value not an inch value.
Sounds like you want to "re-sight" in your rifle. Make sure mounts are okay and tight. Look down barrel and then thru scope and eyeball windage and elevation adjustments so the scope seems to be fairly in line.
Clean barrel if it needs it.
For basic sight in, start at 25 yards with a large(3 to 4 feet) cardboard or wood backdrop around target (bullseye). Fire at target. Once done, look through scope and position rifle such that the shot mark you created is dead zero. Hold rifle very steady and you or buddy move windage and elevation adjustments until scope moves dead zero back toward original target (bullseye). Fine tune from there. Air cool rifle between rounds. Once dead eye, fire another round or two to check grouping. Check your ballistics (sometimes on ammo box) to see how height at 25 yards affects your desired dead on target (100 yards, 150 yards, 250 yards etc.). Adjust accordingly. Example: you may need to sight in at an inch high at 25 yards, depending on your dead on target distance..
Always remove sling from barrel when sighting in.
Try to sight in at similar temperature as you intended shooting temperatures, if possible.
If not black powder, avoid cleaning barrel between sight in and hunt/competition unless you note bad buildup inside.
If you change ammo, understand that that may affect performance. Once a preferred ammo is found, some even try to buy a decent quantity with the same lot number on the boxes if storage allows for such.
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.