New scopes

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Kentucky, Mar 14, 2019.

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  1. Kentucky

    Kentucky Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2014
    this may go into the category of snipe hunting but I was told that when you get a new scope you should dial it all the way from left stop to right stop, same with up and down before sighting in with it. Is this B.S. or is it no longer necessary.
  2. Laelkhunter

    Laelkhunter Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2011
    The only reason I would do that would be to count the clicks on the windage and on the elevation, then move the adjustment to half the clicks between the two. This would give you the opportunity to have the reticle adjustment centered. That way when you mount the scope in the rings, you might be able to use any adjustments in the base (if the base has adjustments) to take the major adjustment (movement) you have to make. Then just use the adjustment on the scope to fine tune. I used this method when I used Leupold bases that had the windage adjustment.
  3. jamiebolseth

    jamiebolseth Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2015
    Not necessary