Sighting in my New Schmidt and Bender scope
After mounting a new Schmidt and Bender scope (3-20x50 PMII 1cm cw adjustment) on my 264 win mag, I went to the range to sight it in. After bore sighting (looking down the barrel then adjusting the turrets) now it’s time for my first shot! On my first shot, my point of impact was 1 inch high and 2 inches to the right. I moved the elevation turret down 3 clicks and windage turret left 7 clicks. After my second shot, my elevation was spot on, BUT I was now 4 inches right!!! I then thought to myself, hummmm,, I must have moved the turret the wrong direction. I double and triple checked before I moved the windage adjustment 14 clicks LEFT and shot again! Now missed the whole target to the RIGHT !!!!!!!!!!! I then got pissed and broke out the operating manual for the scope. This is what it says for the windage adjustments “Turrets in CW configuration must be turned oppositely for correcting the point of impact”. SO, this means, when your point of impact is right, you have to move the turret right. Comparing the adjustment to my Nightforce, the elevation adjustments are the same, BUT the windage adjustments are opposite. Hope this doesn’t screw me up in the field…
Have any of you experienced this before, if so what method do you prefer?
Maybe next time a little more research on my part needs to be done before buying a scope lol.
Last edited by smokeumm; 04-07-2013 at 04:01 PM..