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Old 05-08-2014, 02:15 AM   #1
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I have a Centerpoint 4-16x40mm scope on my 30-06...and I'm having problems with it holding zero, I don't know if I keep bumping it or if it's the scope, yes the rings and bases and the mount are securely on the rifle, ad if it's the scope what are some new scopes that will hold zero and preferably have mil-dot, any and all help is appreciated


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Old 05-08-2014, 02:16 AM   #2
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I have a Centerpoint 4-16x40mm scope on my 30-06...and I'm having problems with it holding zero, I don't know if I keep bumping it or if it's the scope, yes the rings and bases and the mount are securely on the rifle, ad if it's the scope what are some new scopes that will hold zero and preferably have mil-dot, any and all help is appreciated


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to be honest, it may not be able handle the recoil. might be time to invest in a higher quality scope.
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Not familiar with your brand or it's price point but when it comes to optics you definitely get what you pay for.

If your scope did not cost you more than your rifle... You probably need to make a change.

Leupold has never let me down... They also bought the old Redfield name and produce them in the same Oregon plant. Redfield is now Leopold's "budget" line.

I would not hesitate to recommend either.

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I have that same scope on a couple rifles. Difference is they are .17hmr and .22LR. You're in a whole different level of recoil and a $70 scope from Wal-Mart isn't built to handle it.
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The Nikon scopes aren't bad at all, especially on a budget. Get one in the $150-200 range and you'll be set. Or like Tackle mentioned, take a look at Redfield. Leupold scopes are very nice, but usually closer to $300. I personally have a older Nikon Monarch 3-9 on my .270 and it's held zero for over 80 shots now.
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I'd love to bring you good news about your scope,

but, the sad truth is, you can waste a lot of ammo

and time trying to bring a shot-out scope to zero.


I did.


All the above brands are good choices, IMHO.
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When you mount the base to the rings if they are weaver style or picatiny rail you must lush the rings fkrward as your tightening so the rings are against the forward portion of the mount
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In the past I went thru many of those center points. Some would hold zero decent enough on 308s. However, most did not. I would highly recommend the redfields. They're extremely good optics and recently priced for a budget minded shooter. You could take the center point back and keep doing that till you find a good one that will hold zero, but as stated that's a lot of ammo. I would recommend getting your money back, put another $50 with what you get back off your center point and get a redfield. Just my two two cents though.
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Centerpoint scopes are usually pellet rifle scopes. They are designed to take both forward and backward recoil. Given that the scope is designed to handle the recoil of a pellet rifle it is not going to fare so well on a centerfire rifle.
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Even the not great scopes have a lifetime warranty. What is the warranty on yours? There are several decent scopes in the $150 range and even some under if you shop. Yours is not one of them. Dont waste your money or ammo on another one. If you look at the Sponsor Display you will see price reductions on Vortex. They have one of the best warranties in the business.
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