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Need some direction here.  I purchase a SS 10x42 and had someone mount it who "knew how to do it" When I got the rifle back, the left right adjustment was run all the way to the right w/2 hash marks showing.  This, he said, was mounted correctly.  I kind of think that this is not correct since now all the left/right adjustment is useless.  Anyway can somone direct me to a web link that explains the correct method of centering the scope crosshairs within the scope and then mounting the scope on the rifle?   Thanks Much
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Find a box that the scope can lay across, deep enough that the turrets don't touch  the bottom of the box, and the ocular and objective bells clear the sides od the box.  A shoe box works nicely.

Cut a pair of shallow "V" notches in opposite sides of the box.  After adjusting the scope so that the reticle is about centered ( about 5 hash marks on the SS scopes) place the scope in the "V" notches.

Look through the scope at the reticle, and rotate the scope.  You should see the reticle "wobble" as you rotate the scope.

Adjust the windage and elevation to bring the reticle closer to center, and repeat the observation check.

Continue until the center of the reticle appears to stay in the center of the scope.

Best is to center the reticle as described, lay the scope in the ring halfs as mounted to the UNLOADED rifle, remove the bolt, look through the bore, and then through the scope to see if they're pointed in the same general area.

You didn't mention what rings/base you used, or type of rifle.  That information has value in this situation.  Share with the class 
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Mike, you hit your 100th post! Lets party!!

 

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WOW, now I have a couple engineering degrees AND a journeymans rating.........I can be a plumber................
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As Mike mentioned, what kind of weapon, and mounting system are you using?
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