Re: Scope Adjustment Accurracy
Your scope should work and work extremely well.
Simple test. At 100 or 200yds, fire one shot. Dial the elevation turrent through its entire range a few times. Just spin away up and down.
Now return to the orig setting and fire another shot. Assuming that you have an accurate rifle, that shot will land within the expected group size.
dial again. Fire again. Keep repeating until you have a 5 shot group. If the same group size or smaller, you have a scope that works well.
If for some bizarre reason that S&B doesn't work, you can always buy an Elite 3200 10X tactical for $150 that will.
I also do this test with the windage knobs. Surprisingly, many big name scopes will not survive this test. They will show some level of POI drift.
The best line of scopes that I use are the Elite 4200 and that 10X 3200. They repeat. I have used 10 different scopes of various styles and they all worked.
When I test at distance, I will range a target, dial up, shoot and hit. Then range another and repeat. Once I have three or four targets at various ranges, I will do the turrent spin test but stop at the various target distances.
By randomly stopping, I ensure that the mechanicals don't hang up or stick. I have the confidence to know that my drop table, rangefinder, scope and load are working in unison.
That is what makes connecting at extended distances possible.