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Sighting in my New Schmidt and Bender scope

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Unread 04-07-2013, 02:02 PM
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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.

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    Unread 04-07-2013, 06:44 PM
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    Re: Sighting in my New Schmidt and Bender scope

    That sounds just bass ackwards to me. Not sure if I could handle a scope that was backward of everything else I have. Very strange they built it like that, I've never heard of that adjustment system before.

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    Unread 04-07-2013, 06:56 PM
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    Re: Sighting in my New Schmidt and Bender scope

    Why in the H..L would anyone build a scope in that configuration, just another reason to stay with what works. read NightForce.
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    Unread 04-07-2013, 07:06 PM
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    Re: Sighting in my New Schmidt and Bender scope

    Just a helpful tid-bit, but I look through my scope as I'm adjusting the crosshairs to make sure I'd traveling in the right direction when sighting in...
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    Unread 04-07-2013, 07:09 PM
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    Re: Sighting in my New Schmidt and Bender scope

    It sounds like the windage turret needs to be engraved correctly so that left is left and right is right. Perhaps one of the specialist turret companies can make you a correctly marked replacement ? http://kentonindustries.com The don't list S&B, but it may be worth a call.
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    Unread 04-07-2013, 07:42 PM
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    Re: Sighting in my New Schmidt and Bender scope

    I'm glad you all are thinking the same as me (this is half ***** backwards). When I got home I locked my gun in the lead sled for further testing. When I turn the turret UP the crossairs move down and turning the turret down moves the crossairs up (which is correct). BUT then I turn the turret L for Left the crossairs moves Left. And of course turning the turret R right moved the crossairs right (which compared to my other scopes this is backwards).

    Have anyone ever seen a scope do that? Maybe Schmidt and Bender put a incorrect turret on the scope? I don't want to call the company and sound like a dumb *****, hahahaha,, any advice would be great.
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    Unread 04-08-2013, 12:07 AM
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    Re: Sighting in my New Schmidt and Bender scope

    Minimize the feeling like a dumb ass and call. Could be an interesting conversation.
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