Technical question about turrets.

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by boattailed bandit, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. boattailed bandit

    boattailed bandit Well-Known Member

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    So i have a quick question about my turret rotations and keeping up with it. The scope i have has horizontal lines numbered 1,2,etc. it comes from factory dead even at 4 as opposed to being at 0 or 1. Since this is to keep up with number of rotations would it be easier to crank it all the way down and find my zero? Or would i even be able to find the zero with it cranked that far down? I just know its easy to get caught up in what im doing and question my number of roations. If this is a stupid question please let me know. I felt i should ask before messing with my turrets since im zeroed now as is.
     
  2. RockyMtnMT

    RockyMtnMT Official LRH Sponsor

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    So you are not talking about the marks on the knob? You are talking about the lines on the post under the knob?

    They are a reference point so you can find your way back to zero if you have made multiple full rotations in dialing up for yardage.

    If I understand your question, that should be the correct answer.

    Steve
     
  3. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    Your actual zero will be wherever the gun shoots it. This could present as anything on your turrets, as those numbers are only a reference.
    You're concern is normal and why ZERO STOPs are a popular feature.
     
  4. gebhardt02

    gebhardt02 Well-Known Member

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    As already stated, this is why zero stops are highly appreciated. Since you don't have that, I'll offer a suggestion.

    Once you have your rifle/scope zeroed at the distance you want, take note of the exact horizontal reference mark that is closest to corresponding with the turret zeroed. Take a fine tip paint pen, and make a vertical reference mark from the horizontal line down to the bottom of the inner post. This way, instead of keeping up with an arbitrary horizontal line, you have a secondary mark illustrating which horizontal line your elevation turret needs to be aligned with.

    I hope that makes sense.

    Geb