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Old 04-17-2010, 08:11 AM
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Re: Zero Stop question(s)

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I took all of mine out after reports surfaced about damaged internals.

They are easy to make.

To make them just take slightly udersized PVC pipe and a radial arm saw and cut slices off. Open up the slices to just fit the scope. With gloves on use a upside down belt sander to thin the slices down to the needed thickness. Wear glasses as the PVC pipe will sometimes shatter and the saw blade will sling pieces at very high speed.

That sounds like somthing you learned from expierence.....
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:31 PM
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Re: Zero Stop question(s)

Lack of a zero stop has messed me over a couple of times. Just enough to get serious about doing something about it.

I tried fabricating the spacer as described earlier. Wasn't successful. Not tooled sufficiently to use any kind of tubing or solid rod. Tried several of the plastics. No go on anything.

On my Zeiss mounted scope with 20 MOA cant, as chance would have it, naturally bottomed out 4 licks below the 200 yard zero. Very simple to remember. Crank it all the way down then up 4 clicks. Its been repeatable.

The NXS is a different story. With a 200 yard zero it bottoms out 27 MOA below zero. This has proven too much to keep track of. Two full turns plus 7 MOA is simply too much for my ol' noggin' to remember.

Fairly simple. Bottom the turret and go up to the first 0.

Base of elevation turret is 1.125" or 1 1/8th inches.

Gap at bottom of knob is a bit more than 0.05"

Snap ring thickness is about 0.050"

Guess what? A snap ring with an inside diameter of 1.125" should slide easily over the turret base. Trip to Lowe's resulted in coming close to the desired snap ring size. A little small @ 1.09xx" with the holes for the snap ring pliers on the inside vs outside.

Dremeled the snap ring plier holes off.

Removed the turret cap.

Carefully spread the snap ring with thumb nails. It was easy to slide the snap ring to the top of the base. Didn't come close to marring anything. Very unusual for me.

Replaced the turret cap at the zero setting.

Cranked'er down till it stopped. Used no more force than used to make a click.

She stopped 7 MOA below zero. Good enough for this ol' fella.

Cost was $1.27 plus tax and 5 minutes time.

I"m a happy camper!!

Money saved will be applied to a McMillan A5 Edge tech.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:48 PM
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Re: Zero Stop question(s)

You are going to destroy your scopes..

Look at a REAL zero stop.
It stops the turret from further turning -without exerting tension on connected internals.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:29 PM
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Re: Zero Stop question(s)

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You are going to destroy your scopes..

Look at a REAL zero stop.
It stops the turret from further turning -without exerting tension on connected internals.
I got the idea from watching Vortex's video. They simply shim and the turret stops a bit below the zero setting.

When the NXS bottoms out it bottoms out the same as it does with the spacer.

Also one is not cranking the turret with a pipe wrench.

We'll see how many years it takes to damage the scope. Then report...
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:43 PM
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Re: Zero Stop question(s)

Think I might try rubber "o" rings on my NXS's
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Re: Zero Stop question(s)

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Re: Zero Stop question(s)

I've made some a couple of ways---one is made of leather and I just sew it together where the ends meet and the easiest way is to go to an electrical place or automotive store and just use the appropriate size zip tie. They work great. You'll always go a little past your zero but it's not much.

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