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.