| Dale Clifford wrote:|
the most accurate systems use a combination of both. If you have the moa or mil drops for the load your using and already know the moa or mil drop for the hash your going to use, either add or subtract using dial in. this runs the elevation through less mechanical range with less error due to mechanical turning. this is the method recommended by NF
I'm not disputing that NF may recommend this, but it seems surprising given that their scope internals are designed to run the full adjustment range and return to zero. IMO, the only scopes worth bothering with are ones you could run through a box test any time you want and depend on to not induce any error.
Just the other day, while boresighting a new Premier, I ran the turret up and down 10 mils, looking at a line where a chimney joins a roof on a house 320 yards away. When I hit 10 mils, the top bar of the reticle (5 mils up from center) was right on the line. When I went back, the bottom bar was right on the line. I wouldn't expect anything else. Of course there are scopes that may do that - like IOR - in a static test but that will not always do so under recoil.