Can't get a shot on paper

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by rfowlie, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. rfowlie

    rfowlie New Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I need some help. I had a 6x24 56mm scope mounted on a Browning 22 T-bolt. The scope is 70mm dia. at the front so had to use xtra tall scope mount.
    Took it to the range yesterday at at 75 yds. I can't get a shot on a 18" x 24"
    target. I adjusted the scope everywhich way and still no luck. Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    Bring it in to 25 yards. If still nothing, 10 yards. No sense in wasting ammunition guessing which way to turn the turret. Once you get it on paper, say it does take 10 yards, then push it out to 25, then 75. You'll only need one or two shots for these preliminary adjustments until you reach your desired zero distance. Then do your 3 or 5 shot group to confirm.
     
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  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Did you put the scope on yourself?
     
  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Maybe one of those boresight lasers would help? It will get you close, at least.
     
  5. jacobee21

    jacobee21 New Member

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    Bore sight it. Its a fairly simple job as long as you have some king of stand. Even if it's a cleaning stand. And you can do it at home with NO AMMO.
     
  6. rfowlie

    rfowlie New Member

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    The scope was mounted by a gunsmith but after about 20 shots and some cussing I noticed that the screws tighting the rings to the base was loose. I snugged them up as much as I could with my fingers but it made no difference. At home I torqued them to the proper setting.
     
  7. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Bring it back to the gunsmith and have him do the job right. He doesn't have to get the thing dead nuts on zero but it should be mounted correctly and close enough to be on paper.
     
  8. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    First of all what is the brand of the scope. Also if the mount is too high you have ran out of adjustments even though the turrets will turn there is nothing is going on in the scope as far as actual adjustments. Sounds like you have a backyard mechanic not a true gunsmith! Thirdly that is a bunch of scope for a 22 cal rifle. And certainly on the a little too large regarding physical size. The 22s max range is around 100 yards at best, and 24 power is way to strong for that close a range. I would suggest maybe thinking about selling it and getting a good 1" 3X9 Like a Simmons, Bushnell, Leupold, Nikon or other good quality scope. Good luck with your project! :)

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  9. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    22 is good way beyond 100 yards man. It'll hit a gong at 450 yards. Takes about 90 minutes of angle, but it'll do it.
     
  10. Ranger-6

    Ranger-6 New Member

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    Just remember the scope line of sight is probably 2-inches above bore line of sight. Therefore, as the bullet leaves the barrel, out to 10 yards, it will be 2-inches below the bullseye. Here is a range calculator I use to assist in sighting my rifle: http://www.handloads.com/calc/
     
  11. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Great link. Bookmarked.
     
  12. rfowlie

    rfowlie New Member

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    Sniper 03

    The scope is a NiccoSterling. The distance from the centerline of the barrel to the centerline of the scope is approx. 42mm. I also shoot a Browning T-Bolt 22LR with a NiccoSterling 6x24 44 and shoot .75 inches at 75 yds. so I am satisfied. I am sliding into 70 with arthritis and cataracts so benchrest shooting is my current shooting of choice. I have a 3 X 9 and can't see where the shots are hitting.