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SOURCE: Sighting in my scope
That should be covered in your manual.
If not, give Nikon a call.
Or, repost your question on a Bulletin Borad such as at SWFA, where another user may have the identical scope.
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
SOURCE: scope won't sight in
Yes, rim fire scopes can't be used on a stronger firearm as the recoil will alter the internal mechanism. I fought with scopes of all types for years until I bought a used Leopold, never finding a better one! Hope you can find one of those.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
You have not provided enough information for us to help you. What type of rifle? What do you mean by scaling?
With the scope on 3 power you should be able to sight it in at 25 meters. Going to a higher magnification may cause blurring at that distance.
You also may have mounting problems that are causing the scope to move around when you shoot. Your rifle may be fine.
Posted on Oct 14, 2010
SOURCE: I have an EXCAVATOR 8-32x50
Well, my first thought is that with standard 5.56 and a 16" barrel, you're only going to experience about 1"-1.5" drop at 100 yards, at 50 yards it's more like 0.2" drop. You may have been over-compensating for the anticipated bullet drop.
When zeroing a scope, you want to keep in mind that the scope is a fair distance above the center of the bore on an AR... anywhere from 1" to 3" or 4" depending on your rig. At 25 yards, zeroed, your scope is going to be aiming LOW at 50 yards, rather than high and it will be aiming VERY low at 100 yds on a 25 yd zero.
My advice would be to find out how to calculate scope offset based on how far above the bore your scope is mounted and use that information to adjust your scope to 50 or 100 yds after you re-zero it at 25 yds. You should be able to have your rifle dialed in at 100 yds using as few as 3 shots, but no more than 9 shots.
Here's what I do and it works well for me.
1 shot at 25... adjust accordingly to zero the scope to 25 yds (confirmation shots as needed to check scope adjustments), crunch your numbers to figure out how many clicks you need to go UP with your scope to adjust the zero from 25 to 50 yds, fire and check your 50 yd target... adjust accordingly to zero to 50 yds, crunch numbers, adjust scope up to zero at 100 yds, fire. Your rifle SHOULD be zeroed at 100 yds now.
Also, very close range + scope = bad.
Iron sights or red dots are good for close range. Scopes with more than 4x magnification are relatively useless for short range unless you plan to miss.
Posted on Jun 15, 2011
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