Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Scopes and Other Optics

Long Range Scopes and Other Optics Nightforce Optics


newbie needs help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 07-27-2011, 10:45 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 3,941
Re: newbie needs help

Originally Posted by regularjoe View Post

I live in Post Falls and could use all the help I could get. Let me know if were close. Thank you
Spokane. So we're pretty close. i've got a goofy schedule-12 hour nights, just headed to bed. I've got days off coming if you pm your phone #, and a good time to call, I'll get back to you by the weekend. It's about education and entertainment could be we both learn something.
Reply With Quote

Unread 07-27-2011, 11:33 AM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 61
Re: newbie needs help

You may also need to box test your scope, meaning to check that the knobs are actually moving the reticle as advertised. I recently did this with my Vortex PST to check if it was the scope (I am having similar issues with the POI being slightly high for what the program says):

1) Create a LARGE target with precisely measured impact points for a set distance. I used 50 yards, with a 1 mil grid spacing (1.8" at 50) since my scope is mil/mil.
2) Set the scope to that range zero at the bottom of the target (bottom since you will be dialing up for all long range shots).
3) Dial the scope up, left, right several mils or MOA, depending on scope. Aim for the bottom target dot at all times.
4) Verify that the groups are in the proper impact points for several combinations of offsets.

FYI, my scope was dead on...so I'm still searching for the reason. I need a chronograph, I guess. Or maybe I'll just fit the curve for the loads.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: newbie needs help
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which 700? NEWBIE help please! 98camaro28 The Basics, Starting Out 24 10-17-2011 09:53 AM
Which 700? NEWBIE help please! 98camaro28 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 5 09-23-2010 10:18 PM
newbie q's outdooraddict Reloading 4 09-10-2008 09:33 PM
Newbie and 300 RUM 400Bullelk The Basics, Starting Out 3 05-19-2007 08:03 AM
Newbie and 300 RUM 400Bullelk Reloading 12 05-07-2007 02:00 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:01 AM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC