Originally Posted by gorillamotors
I asked a simple question and because my technique is different I am basically laughed at and ridiculed. My technique is different than yours but mine works for me. Yours works for you.
Sorry I even asked a question. I thought that this was a civalized forum!! For the most part I think it is but for some it isn't.
I am tempted to call a gremlin in our midst but will engage in case this story is all really true in which you need some help getting things figured out.
Despite what you think, you are getting some good info here. You may be feeling some push back because the story you are telling is sending most guys with scope experience reeling in an attempt to make sense of it.
Unfortunately you got some bad info from your military buddy or you misunderstood what he was trying to tell you. If your system has worked for you in the past consider yourself lucky as it has been complete luck that it has saved you any amount of shots or got you on paper.
Whether they zero the scope at 100 yards or not really isn't the issue or important. Unless you happen to have the same receiver, base, rings, and barrel or ones that are spec'd out exactly as the one Premier uses (which is impossible) the 100 yard zero is useless to you and YOUR gun, mounts, and rings. In addition it is so easy to get sighted in with their XR reticle it should only take a couple shots once you are on paper so I find no real value in this sight in even if somehow you could get around all the issues mentioned above.
What is more valuable is sending you a scope with centered turrets so you knew you had equal movement in all directions. Then you know you are optically centered which means you are ensuring the best turret and optical performance. Are you sure this isn't what they were trying to explain to you?
If you aren't shooting one of the larger magnum calibers I would suggest using Burris Signature rings. The posi-inserts allow you to mount your scope almost exactly where you want it without touching the turrets. Then the turrets can be used for fine tuning and dialing in for your shots. You can even use the Signature rings as you would a 20 MOA base if you are really going to push the distance. Plus the rings eliminate any ring marks or damage to a very nice scope.
Hope This Helps,