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Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper

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Hi everyone. I have a new scope and I cannot seem to get any info on how to use it efficiently, any help will be appreciated.

I have an IOR 4-14x50 MP8 IlluminatedNow it is mounted on a 25" barrel in 35 Whelen built on a Mauser 98 platform. I plan on using this for long, practical shots at Mule Deer. I have counted out the clicks on the elevation turret and checked it  times: 302 total clicks. My math says that's 75.5MOA. I had heard that these scopes had about 82? Must be a different Version?

I laser boresighted the scope at about 30ft. I was able to walk the elevation crosshair down from the green spot to the red spot as shown. That is where I ran out of adjustment- the green spot being the LASER dot on the wall when I started, ending up only as high as the red spot indicates.

I did not know where to go from there. I would normally take it to the range; but I wanted to know more about resetting the turrets- if need be. My plan is to practice ranging with the MP8 and Mildot Master- verifying with a laser rangefinder and then adjusting the turrets to come down rather than the holdover method. I don't have any previous experience with Mildots. I have split the click count of 302 to 151. That is where the scope is now...

Should I reset the turret. Shim it, or just take it toi the range? I wanted to be sure I have it near the middle of the adjustment range so I have room to "come down"  Is there a good read on the subject of setting this IOR up?



Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/11/2008 at 14:58
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Optics God

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SOunds like something is out of whack.  Either your base, rings or your action is not straight or the scope.  If you can mount it on a different gun and see if you can repeat the problem or if it does not exist.  That would at least give you a place to start.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/11/2008 at 15:32
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If your laser in one that you put in the end of the barrel it may be way off, I have one of those and I have better luck looking down the barrel and just useing my eyes. Take it to the range and get on the paper at 25 yards and adjust from there out to a hundred yard zero.  I would not make any changes in your rings, scope mount or turrets till you have had it to the range.
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