Originally Posted by Dillinger
For "Long Range Marksmen" that come out of our shop, we have a bit of an easy to use trick that we share upon occassion that I am going to share with you.
The top knob on your scope is for elevation. The further out you are shooting, the more "elevation" you have to crank into your scope to compensate.
When you are shooting known distances, you sight your rifle at various "common to you" distances and mark down the adjustments of your scope.
Now, get some medical/surgical tape. The thin 1/2" wide stuff that holds bandages in place.
Wrap that around the top of your elevation knob. Leave most of the marks visable.
With a pen, mark in on the white surgical tape the lines that correspond the known distances.
When you change distances at the range, or in the field, just dial in the elevation knob to match the distance that you are shooting at.
No counting clicks.
No trying to figure out a Mil-Dot.
Just dial in, sight in and pull the trigger.
That beats the Hell
out of trying to figure out whether or not the drop compensator on a scope works or not. I will definitely
give this little tip a tryout when I finally get some time to get to the new Clark County Shooting Range to test out the "zero" on my AR-15s scope. I'll also give it a shot once I zero the LPS 4x6º TIP2 scope that came with my PSL. It only took me about 10 minutes online to find a "manual" for that scope, seeing as how I've never dealt with that type before. I'm also looking for maybe a Bushnell or Zeiss spotting scope. Or
some other brand. I'm not stuck
in the "I only want this or that brand scope" mode.