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Does this Mark 4 has tracking problem?

 
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:44 PM
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Does this Mark 4 has tracking problem?

Tested my Mark 4 today how good it track and below was the result. Shooting two sighter at the center target to established zero I'm suppose to dial 3 MOA up and 3 MOA right to shoot at the upper right hand target but got totally confused on the windage. Does the Mark 4 has .25 MOA/click or .5 MOA/clicks. So I dialed 6 clicks right and discovered my mistake as you can see in the target. Continuing with my test I dialed 6 MOA down to shoot at the next target at the lower right hand corner and then 6 MOA left to the lower left hand target then 6 MOA up to the upper left hand target and then 3 MOA right and 3 MOA down to arrive at the center target. As you can see further testing is neccessary but I think this scope tracks well. what do you think guys?

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Old 04-10-2006, 01:11 PM
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Re: Does this Mark 4 has tracking problem?

What a mess. You are all over that target. Send it to me and I'll dispose of it for you. A better test than a "box test" is verticle rise. Test for plumb and actual rise verses clicks. Is 40 clicks really 10" at 100 yards? Most are not exact.
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:24 PM
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Re: Does this Mark 4 has tracking problem?

HG, I didn't shoot for groups [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] I just want to find out how the scope track. I will try it again this weekend and this time I will tighten it a bet. I did this thing lackadaisically.
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Old 04-11-2006, 05:33 AM
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Re: Does this Mark 4 has tracking problem?

With due respect to those who try boxing a scope to check it's tracking, the "shoot a box" method is not very good. If your scope has 1/4th MOA clicks, you must be able to shoot your rifle and ammo no worse than 1/4th MOA to get reliable results. It's the same as measuring something to 1/4th of an inch accuracy when your ruler's graduated only in 1-inch segments.

A better and more accurate way to check your scope for tracking is to solidly anchor your rifle/scope in something (or put a collimator in the muzzle) then look through the scope and move 10 clicks up, right, left and down. It should come back to exactly the same point. Moving it 2 clicks the same way may be a better method.

This non-shooting test works best with higher magnification scopes.
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