Balavar 24 scope, need help please

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by rjf3, Mar 12, 2002.

  1. rjf3

    rjf3 Well-Known Member

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    I have one of these for my 6mm and I am having trouble setting it up.
    Any and all info greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Russ
     
  2. Dan Conzo

    Dan Conzo Well-Known Member

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    Is it the older Balvar 24 with external adjustments that was 22" long, made from 1955 to 1969 or the newer internal adjustment type that is much shorter?
     

  3. rjf3

    rjf3 Well-Known Member

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    Older style with external adjustments.
    Got the parts i needed from another member.

    Scope works good, holds zero and optics are fantastic.

    Thanks,

    Russ
     
  4. Dan Conzo

    Dan Conzo Well-Known Member

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    They are great scopes and were ahead of their time.
     
  5. Darryl Cassel

    Darryl Cassel Well-Known Member

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    Russ

    Take the dust covers off the rear ring.
    Set your windage (back ring) and your elevation (front ring to "zero".

    Set up a target at 100 yards to get a your starting zero.
    Set the rifle in a good rest (front and rear) and bore sight the barrel and the scope to the target by the use of the screws under the dust caps that you removed.
    Do some actual fire at 100 yards and fine tune the zero by use of the screws under the dust caps.

    When you have that complete, the scope and rifle will be sighted dead on at 100 yards and the Windage and elevation will be set at zero. Now make your elevation and windage corrections when going past 100 yards. When your done shooting, rotate the rings back to zero and your always on a 100 yard zero to start the next time.

    They are 1/4 clicks and the cross hair is etched on the glass. A great scope for longrange hunting. They were way ahead of their time.

    I have a Kuharsky rear base on mine that looks like a large Unertl rear base. It gives me over 450 1/4 min clicks. I have not found a better scope for longrange hunting then the 6X to 24X Balvar (old style) and I've used most all of the curret scopes.

    You will not be able to get out past about 650 to 700 yards with the factory rear base unless you start out with a 300 or 500 yard zero by use of the screws under the dust caps.

    Good luck
    Darryl
     
  6. rjf3

    rjf3 Well-Known Member

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    DC,
    Yes I love the scope, and it looks awesome on my 1967 Remington heavy barrel 6mm. Shot a .500 3 shot group at 100 yards, with factory ammo. I hope to tighten this up with a good handload. Then set scope for 200 yards. And record clicks for ranges to 500.

    I have a place to shoot groundhogs out to 1000 yards, on a large dairy farm. Planning on using the 6.5 Gibbs beyond 500 yards.

    Sure these sound like short shots to some of you seasoned guys, but I am excited about some long range hunting.

    Grateful, to all for the help. Us rookies require extra.... LOL

    Russ