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ON  A  RIFLE SCOPE,  WHEN  I  TURN  THE  DIALS,  DO  I  GET   THE  SAME  EFFECT,OR  POINT  OF  IMPACT,  WHEN  I  TURN THEM   FAST  AS    I  DO  SLOW /DO  I  NEED    TO  TAP  THEM  LIGHTLY   TO  LOCK  IN THE  ADJUSTMENT  WHEN  SETTING  THE  SCOPE/THE  LONGEST  SHOT  I  WILL HAVE  IS  75  YARDS  WITH  MY  RIFLE.I    HAVE  IT  SET  AT  1.5  IN.   LOW  AT  25 YARDS . I  SHOULD  BE  ALRIGHT  AT  75  YARDS  SHOULDN'T   I/  I'M  RIGHT  ON  THE   MONEY  AT  50  YARDS  BULL EYES.THAT IS  THE  FARTHEST  I  CAN  SHOOT  WHERE I  GOT  PERMISSION  TO  SHOOT.IT'S  A  270  CALIBER  RIFLE.
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If you're dead on at fifty yards, you'll be VERY close to the same at 75 yards with a .270, perhaps around a quarter-inch higher, depending on the load and how high your scope is mounted above the bore on your particular rifle.

It doesn't hurt to tap the turret lightly a few times after making an adjustment to settle things in. The recoil from the next couple shots will do the same thing. How necessary it is to tap it would depend on the brand and model of scope.
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Most high power rifles are typically zeroed at either 100 yds or at 200 yds.  A deer will have a large enough kill area in the chest to where you are going to hit something solid with your 50 yd zero.   You do know that the bullet will travel much further even after it passes through the deer - correct.  You need to be aware of what is behind your target. I'm not sure why you would not be allowed to shoot more than 75 yds.  You might be better off hunting from a ladder stand being up shooting down for safety.
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I have never noticed a difference between clicking fast or slow, but a light tap or two hasnt seemed to hurt my scopes.  Urimaginaryfrnd is completly right about the bullet passing through the deer, that rifle will still be traveling at a high velocity and even if you hit some bones it will probably still exit the deer.  The last thing you want is for the bullet to hit a person 
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I seem to remember a John B article in Rifle mag awhile back. He referenced some type of quick spin or EERP (as he called it I believe) that he did to the dials. I'll see if I can find it.
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It's funny, but I see guys taping their scopes all the time... I have never had to do it... Bandito
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I've had scopes that you turn turn turn and all of a sudden it catches up and you are way the other direction and wondering how you got there with no shots in the middle.  It pays to buy a good quality scope then you dont have to suffer that.
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 My old Leupolds with the friction turrets always do that when I make minor corrections, unless I wail the hell out of them with a 2x4 after making an adjustment.
 Good thing they're so tough!
 (Actually, a couple light taps with a plastic mallet to the turret housing settles them right in, or barring that, the recoil from the next shot usually does. You've just wasted a cartridge, though.)
 They are hunting scopes; that would not be at all acceptable on a tactical scope of course.
I don't think their click-adjustable scopes have that problem.
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My experience is when buying good glass you don't have to tap and fast or slow no difference.   An old shooting instructor once told me you can't hit what you can't see.  Most rifles shoot 2MOA out the box or better.   If worse take the thing back or accurize it.   Chuck Hawks often argues most average shoots can only hit 2 MOA anyway.   That being said the cost of an average gun is under $700 in most cases.   Where the real money comes in is optics.  An excellent scope (Nightforce, Zeiss, S&B) will set you back $1500 or more quite easily.   A good scope like Leupold, Nikon, and such betweek $500-1500 depending on model. 

Unlike the gun side of things there are (at least in my humble opinion) huge difference on the optic side.   I recently got talked into one of the new Weaver's.   I took it back after 3 shots on my gun.   I knew better but thought what the heck with technology advances one never knows.  Regardless of that, I need to trust my optics and gun.  The gun is the easy part.   On the scope side any of my Leupolds or better I don't have an issue with.   None of them care how fast you adjust and don't need tapping to get them "on track".  
 
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