Zero Stop question(s)

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by johnnyk, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    How does this work on the NF's? Is there something that sits below the moving turret that prevents it from going lower? Can I make one? Has anyone made one? Is there an aftermarket product for Nikons, Leupolds and Bushnells? JohnnyK.
     
  2. Nape.270

    Nape.270 Well-Known Member

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    Assuming you are talking about this. After zeroing my gun at 200yrds I made a ring out of aluminum with a lite press fit to fill the gap. I can still go about 5moa down. This is on my Sightron SIII 6-24x50.

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  3. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Nate.270. That gets me thinking. I'll come up with something. JohnnyK.
     
  4. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    I to have thought about a zero stop for my NF. I was thinking about a set screw on the top of the turret.


    Brent
     
  5. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Machining a spacer under the turret works good. Will not get you as accurate a zero stop as Nightforce, but will get you on the same turn of the turret as where you are sighted in at.
     
  6. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    Tried that with my NF, but then realized you cannot turn the dust cap down on its threads (not enough clearance on the turret barrel). Went in a different direction. I got some "White Out" typewriter correction fluid and used a very fine pointed brush to mark the lower setting on the elevation scale at 200 yds (my normal beginning point). The White Out can be removed easily with water, and if it gets too thin, you can touch it up easy.
     
  7. Nape.270

    Nape.270 Well-Known Member

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    It lets you now if your dialed out a rev or 2. My cap still screws on :).
     
  8. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    I looked at doing something like that and couldn't figure out a nice way that I liked. Then I decided to just turn the knobs down until they stopped and count the revolutions. I then wrote down the number of turns from the bottom of each knob. For my 338AM, it's 2 turns down for the elevation and 4 turns in on the windage. Pretty easy to verify my knobs if I start over thinking things.

    AJ
     
  9. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a bunch guys. I like the spacer idea. I was eyeballing my wifes toe ring on the bathroom sink yesterday. Looks to be the right thickness. I wonder if she'll miss it? AJ: I did the same thing for the time being. I guess that revolution count could/would change if I put a 20MOA base on the rifle. JohnnyK.
     
  10. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Yep, so would the spacer height. Or, err the toe ring size :D:D

    AJ
     
  11. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    you laugh, some young kid is setting at his computer, making plans to purchase 1000's of toe rings, have them engraved with "Tactical", "Xtreme" or something "cool", and sell them to shooters for $49.99! JohnnyK.
     
  12. X3MHunter

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    Or maybe engraved with "X3M", but I'll sell them for $19.99 for LRH members. LOL
     
  13. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    Be careful using spacers.
    These are not like NF zero stops, which prevent further turning of the knob, rather than bottoming out.
    You could damage the internals bottoming out, as the shaft could lift or stretch with the force provided by the threading(like torquing a stud). And the internals are pretty precise..

    Technically, you could turn the knob until the guts pulled right out of the scope using a spacer under it. Just an extreme example for illustration.
     
  14. Buffalobob

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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.