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New leupold scope

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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Re: new leupold scope

You may need to purchase a base with a built in taper to help zero your scope. Look for "20 MOA scope base" if interested in purchasing. Go Here:

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Re: new leupold scope

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!

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Re: new leupold 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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Follow these steps

1) Mount your scope.

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.

Happy Shooting

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