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Old 03-24-2010, 04:11 AM   #1
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I just recently purchased a used Winchester model 70 30.06 extreme weather 3 round. Just a couple of questions. This is the first scoped rifle I have ever owned ( I have owned guns all my life, but never one with a scope). The scope on this gun is loose in it's mount and I need to sight it in. I have never done this before and any tips and tricks would be helpful. Secondly, is there any way too increase the magazine capacity? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:23 AM   #2
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Stop by the introduction section of the forum and tell us a little about yourself, and then someone will be along to answer your question
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:29 AM   #3
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Welcome. It sounds like either the scope rings or the scope base are loose. It's easy to fix.
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After your introduction, can you post some pics of your scope setup? Closeups.
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:20 AM   #5
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Nice to have you amoung us. There are plenty of people here that can answer your questions. Tighten up your scope, shoot a decent group from a sturdy rest then adjust your crosshairs to the center of the group without leting the gun move. This will get you started.
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First, tighten the scope bases/rings up with a properly fitting HOLLOW GROUND screwdriver bit. Sets of these are available from any gun store, Wal-mart, or online at Midway or Brownells. Now that the scope is tight you can begin sighting in.

Shoot 1 shot from a secure, solid rest at a range of 25 yards. Without moving the rifle whatsoever like Dteed said, adjust the center of the reticle (crosshairs) over exactly to the bullet hole. Fire a shot at the center of the target now to confirm, it should be exactly centered in the bull. Move your target back to 100 yards. Your rifle/scope will be shooting a little high (about 3"). Adjust down to center your scope on the bull. Note that most scopes will have a value of 1/4" per click adjustment @ 100 yards.
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:36 PM   #7
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you can take your gun to a sporting goods or gun store that does bore laser sighting,shouldn't cost much if anything at all,and that will get you on paper.You will still have to do a final sighting in manually at the range,but the laser sighting will save you a few rounds of ammo.
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