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Need some help with sighting in a Leupold mark-4 tactical scope.  Thanks
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could you be alittle more  specific as to what you have and what you need?  
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Never owned a tactical scope before.  Finally found that if you remove the windage and elevation M3 dials it would be a lot easier to sight in.  I guess you remove the dials, sight in at zero/200yds for a .308, then replace the dials to 0 and tightened them down.  I can then adjust from a zeroed gun what adjustments conditions require.  Does this sound correct?  Thanks, Tim
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Sounds like you have it figured out.
I set mine at 100 yards and use the "X"  in yards X 100 as the 100 yard setting.  You'll need to shoot the rifle at several distances to be sure your load matches the BDC settings though.

Kenton Industries will engrave a dial for you once you have the range data for your rifle.

Good Shooting,

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Originally posted by CrowCawler CrowCawler wrote:

Never owned a tactical scope before.  Finally found that if you remove the windage and elevation M3 dials it would be a lot easier to sight in.  I guess you remove the dials, sight in at zero/200yds for a .308, then replace the dials to 0 and tightened them down.  I can then adjust from a zeroed gun what adjustments conditions require.  Does this sound correct?  Thanks, Tim

 

Tim,

 

You have got the right idea about the knobs. I dont take mine off or reset at "0" until the wepons is zeroed.

 

Most guys I know generally zero rifles that bullet exceed 3000 fps at 250 yds and anything below at 200 yds.

 

That being said my 300 WM (2970 fps) is zeroed dead on  @ 300 yds and calibrated in 25 yd increments out to 875 yds and calibrated in again in 25 yd increments to 100 yds.

 

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I really want to learn how to do all that you are speaking about.  I have hunted and had a lot of guns and a lot of scopes, I have just never taken it to the next level.  I had a Remington VS in a .308 and Leupold LR target scope and really enjoyed target shooting and hunting.  I have this new gun and scope and plan to learn how to use both.  I carried it to a world class gunshop and had the trigger lightened.  It is ready.  This scope has plenty of room to expand my abilities.  I will read a litte bit more about the scope and then get with you on some tips on how to actually obtain the results I'm looking for.  I will be trying some different bullets as well.  Thanks for responding to my thread.  Tim
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There is no difference between the turret corrections between a target scope and a tactical scope. How each shooter choices to utilize them however is different. There is somewhat of a confusion here. If a gun/scope/load is sighted dead on at 300 yds and is a 1/2'' grouper at 100 yards, will it group less than 1/2" because it was sighted in at 300 yds. No. The cone of fire and the dispersion built into the gun can only allow certain combinations. Whether the scope device allows a calibration of increment drop by "dialing in" is only one method. Assuming that the gun is capable of moa at 100 yds, this is still 8 inchs of random error at 800 yds that cannot be compensated for by any dialing in. (although it will get you close). Assuming a rock solid rest, no wind and 1/4 angle 100 yd. groups this is still at least 2 inches of random error. If you know the velocity (get a chronograph) and B.C. setting something like 3" high at 100 will take care of most problems and in a hunting situation "hold-over" is never needed. In any case the magnification needed to resolve the difference in target hold off past 300 yds is a lot more than 10X. Lastly do not get to light of a trigger, if you do the trigger will control you and will catch you napping. The most important part is that it is clean. Military 2 stage triggers, such as found on M-1A's, although having heavy pulls are extremely crisp allowing this type of shooting. Target and Varmit triggers are another animal.

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Another good site for information on long range shooting is snipershide.com. There are a couple of wicked stick builders & a lot of good info on practical use of equipment, ranging, wind doping, & field expident use of mildot's.

 

There is also a great thread about MILDOT reticles on this site at the top of the tactical scopes page.

 

Joe

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Thanks...I will try to find more info on what I have.  Tim
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