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Old 10-10-2008, 03:30 AM   #1
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Default Scope issue: new zero and wind/elev knobs reversed??

i have a couple questions regarding my tasco mag39x32sd model.

1. after ive sighted my scope in, how do i reset my wind/elevation screw back to MY zero? i see no hex key bolts around the wind/elevation mounting.

2. as per the manual and dial, to adjust left, one needs to click clockwise. when i click clockwise, my reticle shifts right. the direction is reversed for the elevation as well. the "L" and arrow do point in the correct direction as per the manual, but to reiterate, when i click towards what is shown as left with the arrow pointing to that direction, it moves the reticle to the right.


my scope is mounted properly from what i can understand, as the windage knob is facing the right and the elevation knob is on top of the scope and rifle.

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Old 10-10-2008, 03:35 AM   #2
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Everything is alright with your scope. Try to envision what you've just said for a moment. Reticle moves to the right.....your muzzle will move to the left to compensate. Take five minutes if you need to and get back to me on it. There might be some set screws on the turrets? If not, then get a set of Stoney Point knobs.

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Assuming when you say facing right you mean that looking from the back of the gun the windage nob is on the right? I think what is confusing you is that when you turn the windage nob toward R the cross hair moves to the left which is correct. The same goes for the elevation. I don't quite know how to explain to you but the R and L is bullet impact and not which way the cross hairs move. Think about it for a minute. Assume you are looking through your scope just after firing a shot and the bullet hole on the target is 2 inches to the right of the X ring where you were aiming. Now you go to adjust the scope you want the cross hair of the scope to match the impact point of the bullet so the cross hair has to go the right. The windage adjustment nob tells you if you want the impact of the bullet to move left you turn it toward L. This has to move the cross hair to the right in order match where the bullet impacted. Bottom line there is nothing wrong with your scope. Please let us know if this helped you or if you need some more explaination.

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And I though there were supposed to be 'Knowledgeable' people here on this forum...
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If you are talking about the point of impact moving the wrong direction with the windage, that's a pretty common problem with those smaller, cheap scopes.
The indicator is backwards on the windage adjustment pretty often, so you just have to deal with it.

If you are 'Zeroed' in, and you want to 'Zero' your turrets so you can compensate for drop and windage in the optics, then go back to 'Zero' by reading the turret dials...

Some of the cheaper optics, there is NO provision for 'Zero' of the knob after you sight in...
(China hasn't ripped off an easy way to make it 'Zero' yet...)

Look for a silver center in the knob with two dimples in it.
If you find one, then you have a 'Friction Knob'
There is a 'Wrench' that holds the center section of the turret adjustment while you turn the outside knob with your fingers or another 'Wrench'.

If you don't find that, and there is no center section showing, the top of the turret knob is smooth,
Then you probably have a knob held on the turret adjustment screw by an 'O' ring under the knob.
They pull directly up and away, then you rotate to 'Zero' and push it back on the turret screw.

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Everything is alright with your scope. Try to envision what you've just said for a moment. Reticle moves to the right.....your muzzle will move to the left to compensate. Take five minutes if you need to and get back to me on it. There might be some set screws on the turrets? If not, then get a set of Stoney Point knobs.
i think im beginning to understand. im off to the range today and i'll get this engraved in my head. thanks!

btw, i belive i have set screws, they are dials that can be adjusted with a dime or coin.
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wow look at all these replies. thanks to everyone!!

ar hammer: ill try what you suggested about the knobs.

h2oking: starting to make complete sense now, once i put some on paper ill understand this 100%.

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how would i set these to my new zero?

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Ram - I wouldn't pay that guy too much attention. His whole purpose here is to convince everyone he is the smartest guy in the internetz and everyone else is an idiot. If you would like a laugh some time, check out this thread of wisdom.

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how would i set these to my new zero?

Here is a link to instructions from Leupold concerning Coin Slot scope zeroing.

Here's the actual Tasco web based manual, but it doesn't appear to be a hell of a lot of help for you. Sorry Brother....

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Sir- there are some fairly high dollar scopes that you will change the settings while using it (as range changes) . Yours is not one of them. Typically the scope that has you set a zero that you change FROM will have more than 2 knobs, and is a target or varmint scope (very high magnification scope used to shoot at little bitty things very far away. Yours looks like a good utlity grade HUNTING scope- NOT a 26 power Varminter. Would suggest that you set your scope so that you are shooting where you want the bullet to be- for me, that is a couple of inches HIGH at 100 yds. Which, for hunting purposes for deer, will pretty much cover from 75 yds to 250 yds without radically changing my sight picture. After you have zero'ed your scope, put the caps back on, and leave it alone. On your rifle, the UP or LEFT markings indicate which way you want the strike of the bullet to move, which is opposite to the way the crosshairs move.

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