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


Reply

Sighting in with Clicks-Windage problems.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-20-2013, 09:19 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 4
Sighting in with Clicks-Windage problems.

Hello All

This is my first post and probably will sound foolish. Yesterday I was sighting in a new rifle and again had a problem that has come up with me before.

While trying to zero the scope, the Windage adjustment would not zero on the windage line. What I needed was a fractional click.

This particular scope was a Leupold 6.5-20. This problem has occurred with all my high end scopes with click adjustments. Some times you need a partial click to zero on windage.

My question is how do you deal with this. I know one way is a windage adjustable mount. What else can you do?

In my previous days of old VXIII ownership on non-click scope this was not a problem as you had completely variable adjustment. No clicks.

I am sure I am missing something right?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-20-2013, 02:06 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: West Central Idaho
Posts: 1,077
Re: Sighting in with Clicks-Windage problems.

So what you are saying is that a 1/4 inch or MOA click at 100 yards is not a fine enough adjustment to get your rifle on at 100 yards or farther out? There are some brands of scopes that have 1/8 inch or MOA adjustments. I know very few fellas that can consistently shoot 1/2 inch groups at a 100 yards with a rifle capable of taking deer and elk so the 1/4 inch or MOA adjustments work well. You probably have the same problem with elevation right as they are usually the same increments as the windage adjusters.

Am I understanding you correctly?
__________________
Jim



There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. Sir Winston Churchill.

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-20-2013, 02:51 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 4
Re: Sighting in with Clicks-Windage problems.

Yes you are getting my meaning. I am mostly a Varmint shooter so much of what I shoot off the bench is capable of 1/2 to 1/4 MOA groups at 100 if I do my part.

6BR
6PPC
The rifle I was sighting in yesterday was my sons Savage 112 dualport in .223.

We started with the Sierra Accuracy load recommendation VV133 24.2. Adjusted seating depth. It was shooting one ragged hole with 3 shot groups.

So a single click might take the group to the left of the line or to the right of the line. A bit annoying. I know this is not that important with a big game rifle. I was just wondering what others thought of the problem? Maybe problem is the wrong word.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-20-2013, 04:24 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: West Central Idaho
Posts: 1,077
Re: Sighting in with Clicks-Windage problems.

If you use a rail and good rings the only option available would be a 1/8 inch or MOA adjuster. There are some really good scopes set up at 1/8th the Sightron 111 comes to mind and some of the Night Force scopes. Good luck with your dilemma.
__________________
Jim



There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. Sir Winston Churchill.

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-21-2013, 11:37 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 118
Re: Sighting in with Clicks-Windage problems.

We had same problem with 1/4" clicks, Just sight in at 300 yds and your problem is solved. There are enough variables at 300 your 1/4" clicks will be fine. Varmint hunting: most targets are big enough at close range the 1/4" click doesn't matter......................good luck.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
In the last 12 months, what was your longest rifle kill on big game?
0 to 200 yards - 25.96%
1,531 Vote
201 to 400 yards - 32.12%
1,894 Vote
401 to 600 yards - 23.08%
1,361 Vote
601 to 800 yards - 10.01%
590 Votes
801 to 1,000 yards - 3.92%
231 Votes
Over 1,000 yards - 4.92%
290 Votes
Total Votes: 5,897
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC