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Hello guys I just registered on this forum. I e-mailed SWFA about getting a manual to setup my SS 1-4x. They said they didn't really have one. This is my first scope I have ever owned so i'm not familiar with setting them up.

My main 2 questions are:
1- How do I set the diopter type ring thing that is behind the variable power knob? I read that it's a set once & leave alone forever thing. What mag level should I have the scope on when setting it?

2- How do i zero my scope with the turrets? I understand that when there down it allows you to adjust windage & elevation. What is the point of pulling them up so they spin freely? When I zero my scope, will the 0 on the turrets still line up with the tick mark underneath it or will I have to move it to another number to zero it?
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1. You point the scope at the blue sky or a white wall with it set on the highest power and adjust it clockwise or counterclockwise until it is crisp and clear. Then look away and do it again at short intervals until it is clear when you first look at it. Over time your eyes will focus on it, so short time limits of looking through it will help set it correctly. It is a set and forget type thing. Do not try to focus it at the range. about once a year check it. Your eyesight may have changed enough to reset it.

2. You fire your weapon until you have a group. Adjust the turrets to move the point of impact right/left and up/ down until you are zeroed at whatever distance you decide to set your scope to. And no the 0 will not line up at this point, or at least probability says it will not. Now you loosen the caps pull it up spin it till the zero lines up and tighten it back up. Now your knobs are zeroed to your scope which is zeroed to your rifle.


Now your scope is set in Mils and .1 mils to each click in the knobs. Each click is .36 inches at 100 yards.


Edited by 308 Sav - April/23/2011 at 16:51
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