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Zeiss 6-24x56 Divari Windage problems

 
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:55 AM
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Zeiss 6-24x56 Divari Windage problems

I finally got my Divari in and was trying to sight it in at 100yds just to get it on paper. In doing so I ran out of turns on my windage. Has anyone had this problem or know how to fix this or what's going on. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:01 AM
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Re: Zeiss 6-24x56 Divari Windage problems

What type of base and rings are you using?
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:12 AM
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Re: Zeiss 6-24x56 Divari Windage problems

Warne, Maxima, Quick detach.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:43 PM
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Re: Zeiss 6-24x56 Divari Windage problems

hmm with 57" worth of adjustment you shouldn't have issues to zero at 100.

could be
-scope is messed up
-receiver on the rifle is not drilled and tapped properly

Do you have hunting turrets or those locking target turrets?

If it is a hunting turret: try picking up on the turret to disengage it. Then rotate it in the opposite direction. If its clicking then you are doing it wrong. Rotate it in the opposite direction and then push back down. You might now have more travel in the direction you want to go....might not but its worth a try.

If it is the ASV target turret the same thing can be done as well i believe.



An adjustable windage base would help out but that might just be a bandage to a problem. You can optically center the scope then use the windage adjustment on the base to bore sight. The adjust using the scope adjustments form there.
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:18 PM
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Re: Zeiss 6-24x56 Divari Windage problems

I do have the ASV turrents. I did try rotating and nothing happend. The rifle is commercial mauser 98 action. I have had another scope on this rifle, and not had an issues like this. I did call Zeiss and they were fine with me sending it back. If you have any other suggestions I'm open.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:25 PM
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Re: Zeiss 6-24x56 Divari Windage problems

how much elevation did you have dialed in? In most scope designs, you'll find that if you top out or bottom out the elevation, the windage will be limited (and vice versa, as well)...

Before you send the scope in, I would place the rifle on a firm stand of some sort, and put the crosshairs on the target... and see if the windage turret tracks all the way back the other way. If you find your windage isn't moving at all, that's a scope malfunction. But if your windage is moving (you see the crosshairs moving across the target as you dial the windage turret), then it's pointing more toward a ring/base alignment issue.

Other scopes might have more windage room, which could correct for a base which is off-axis with the receiver (and/or barrel).
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You should diagnose the problem before sending the scope back to Zeiss. Given its a Mauser action, which was not designed to mount a scope, that's more likely where the problem lies.

Did you change bases when you installed the Zeiss? What was the windage adjustment range of the scope that was previously on the rifle? Do you still have that scope? If you still have it, leave the windage knob as it was when the scope was installed. It may be useful to inspect that scope.

I recommend that you remove the rings and check base alignment with a metal ruler. Place the ruler against the tops and sides of the bases and inspect each base the insure the bases are mounted true to each other. If not, they need to be shimmed or bedded.

Then place the ruler along the sides of the bases and inspect the barrel centering with respect to the bases. Inspect the barrel as close to the muzzle as you can get the ruler. Obviously, it helps to have a long metal ruler, like 24" or even 36".

I suspect that the barrel is not mounted parallel to the bases. That could be due to either the bases or the barrel not being mounted properly. What you should do next depends somewhat on what you learn inspecting the bases.
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