Originally Posted by TJB63
Does this cover the proper set up and zeroing of the scope, or is it just more tactics type info?
yes it does cover zeroing. it does not cover the installation of the scope, rings, and mount as that was done only at the factory. im still hunting for more info regarding the tools and techniques for scope mount installation and proper center line to scope adjustments
im paraphrasing the soviet method:
the rifle is zeroed at 100m using a 20x30cm black square on white background at 100m with the iron sights set at 300m. poa is the bottom center of the square. bullets should impact 17cm above poa. once that is confirmed the rifle is placed in a cradle mechanically sighted via open sights then the scope adjusted to match.
fire the gun again using scope with poa at all times bottom center. once scope is hitting 17cm high set the bdc at 300m.
one of the more interesting sections is all the tables for adjusting the bdc for different targets distances wind temperature and using the reticle as a range finder
another interesting tidbit is the proper eye relief is 7cm or 2.7inches
its not your typical military manual like the US versions for our weapon systems. this is much better. if you want to know your mosin pu sniper inside and out this is a must have.