Scope driving me nuts

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by PoppaW, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. PoppaW

    PoppaW Member

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    So went out and shot the first groups using US869 in the 26 Nosler. The right group was first and showed promise. I adjusted the scope over left and down as I want it 0.5” high at 100. The middle group was next. Seemed to over adjust and now groups left of center. Not to mention the down adjust did not work. So I went right and down to get centered and shot the last group on the far left. Which is totally backwards to my adjustment. I quit wasting my time at this point.
    The scope is a Zeiss 4.5-14 conquest. An older scope but I had no issues with it till now. Or so I think. Will look back at some notes in the reloading binder.

    Anyone have any ideas other than a new scope? Mounts are good. Rifle is Browning.
     

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  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Try this ...



    or



    and

    Do a tracking test ...

     
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  3. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    I had a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14 Rapid Z 800 that would not track and then the reticle started bouncing around. It had to be sent back to Zeiss. They ended up just giving me another scope.
     
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  4. philsummers21

    philsummers21 Well-Known Member

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    Make sure you didn’t over torque the rings
     
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  5. Riflehunter1776

    Riflehunter1776 Well-Known Member

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    that's how I've always done it.
     
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  6. PoppaW

    PoppaW Member

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    Put another scope on. Two shot sight in. Very nice.
     
  7. PoppaW

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    Too late now if I did.
     
  8. BallisticsGuy

    BallisticsGuy Well-Known Member

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    Not necessarily. It's not always damage done. Usually it's just adding some pinch and resetting them properly can fix the issue. Try loosening the cap screws on your rings and re-doing that bit. Also if you're using Redfield/Leupold style mounts, make sure that they're lined up correctly as that can bind up the guts too.
     
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  9. PoppaW

    PoppaW Member

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    I have talley rings. Will take a look for pinch but it looked good
     
  10. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    Got one question, were all three groups with the same load? You mentioned first groups, don't know if you were doing load development or not.
     
  11. PoppaW

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    All the same load this time. Was doing development previously and I was wondering if the scope was an issue or if it was the loads. This is not the gun I want to shoot a pile trying to find a load.
     
  12. cjuve

    cjuve Well-Known Member

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    Does the scope have a parallax adjustment? If so, be sure to make sure that it is adjusted correctly.
     
  13. 6x6 elk

    6x6 elk Well-Known Member

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    I had problems with a Zeiss Conquest also, sent it back to Zeiss, they said the scope could not be fixed and sent me a new HD-5 . Very disappointed in the optics between the conquest and HD-5.The Conquest had better optics . I wish I could of had the conquest fixed and sent back.