Looks like you need to go down and left. Are you out of adjustment ? Did you zero your scope at 25 or 100 ? Looks like you zero'd at 25. I would suggest to zero at 100 yards and learn to hold over at closer ranges.
Last edited by MrMilspecer; 02-07-2011 at 01:38 PM.
Heres some info i found. Just from shooting a lot most my scoped rifles when zeroed at 25, 50, 100 yards i have to hold over when shooting at less than zero'd distance. The bullet rise is the cant where the scope axis and bore axis cross. Unless my brain is going...
I zeroed at 25 yards with the scope.
Then I was shooing inexplicably high at 100 yards.
At first I thought it was the Coriolis effect.
or maybe spin drift.
Then I remembered I forgot to check the tides and could have been the pull of the moon...
Turns out it wasnt any of those things its the height of the gun sights above the bore center line. (I forget the official term for this)
MrMilspecer thats the best diagram I ever seen. It beautifully illustrates the solution to my problem. I knew I want a 0 at 100 yards. I just started it at 25. When I went to shoot 100 yards, I couldnt see the holes in the paper. (I dont own a spotting scope yet)
So any recommendations for an inexpensive spotting scope? It should be easily capable of seeing .223 sized holes in paper 100 yards away. =)
Thanks for the input, next time I got out (with a spotting scope) I'll be shooting bottle-cap sized holes at 100 yards.
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Sounds like you have it figured out. The height of the scope over the bore can play tricks on people and on the ARs even open sights set up high. I almost always zero at at least 50 yards , 100 pref. As you found out a 25 yrd zero leaves shooting high at 100 the sand-rats would be safe