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My 6x42 SS with Mil Quad reticle had arrived today. I have no experience with scopes and no instruction manual to read. Is there anyone that can give me the information that I need before I take my rifle out to the range Friday?
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What specifics are you wanting to know?
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Yeah, let us know what you need and we can hopefully walk you through it. 
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Turn the parallax to infinity, point the scope towards the sky and adjust the eyepiece so the reticle is in sharp focus. Reset the parallax to the distance your'er shooting. The parallax adjustment on the 6x is the ring just ahead of the eyepiece. The focus adjuster is the rearmost part of the eyepiece.

Assuming that you're mounting this on a rifle where you can look through the bore, center the bore by eye on a target at least 50 yards away. Without moving the rifle, adjust the elevation and windage so that the crosshairs are centered on the target. Verify by looking through both repeatedly. This will get you close.

NOTE: when bore sighting, your elevation and windage adjustments will appear be backward to what you see through the bore and scope. In other words, to adjust the crosshairs DOWN on the target, move the elevation knob in the UP direction.

If your scope is milrad, clicks will be worth approximately .36" at 100 yards, .18" at 50 yards, .72" at 200 yards...full number moves with be worth 3.6moa.

If your scope is of the MOA adjustment, each click is worth approximately 1/4" at 100 yards, each full number worth 1 MOA.
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Shoot-n-see target are also great for setting the zero. After bore-sighting as described above, you should be on a 12" target at 100 yards. Read the reticle, and measure the distance from point of impact to point of aim. Then dial the corrections on the matching knobs...That easy.
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I appreciate the help. Only question I have is how I to calculate bullet drop when my rifle scope is zeroed in at 100 yards, or at any yards for this matter. Would I have to run trial and error, or is there a chart I can find that I would plug in the caliber and the bullet grain?
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Most basic way is th check the tables listed by thew ammunition  manufacture. Ballistic drop programs require many variables that can effect drop. The most important is you have to know the velocity that your weapon fires a specific load and bullet. Charts can get you close but a chronograph is needed to know for sure.
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Originally posted by NoTearsOnyDreams NoTearsOnyDreams wrote:

I appreciate the help. Only question I have is how I to calculate bullet drop when my rifle scope is zeroed in at 100 yards, or at any yards for this matter. Would I have to run trial and error, or is there a chart I can find that I would plug in the caliber and the bullet grain?
 
 
There are ballistics tables with columns of figures in them for various calibers in the back of Shooter's Bibles and Gun Digests and books like that.  Or on the Internet.  It'll give you a ballpark figure of how much drop to expect and then you can shoot and see for yourself. 
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