A question for you..... telescopic sight setup

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  1. Alcanara

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    If you set your zero.... say for 28mtrs, thus allowing all click movement to "up" for both close and distant distances, do you still set up your scopee turrets at somewhere middle for diddle in the first place???

    Can you help here?

    Stuart
     
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    Assuming you mean optical centre, then yes as this should/will allow you enough room to dial in the close targets (8m) as they could need 2 or more revolutions of the turret depending on your scope height!

    Maybe I have misunderstood 'middle for diddle' though?
     
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    I set my optical centre for 55yds/50m by using adjustable mounts.
    Then I lift and turn the turret so it reads near zero for 20-30 yds then lock it back down.
    This means I use optical centre for far targets and always dial up for them or ones closer than 20-30.
    I normally don't set it to zero, perhaps 1 Moa, just in case I need to change it slightly.
     
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    Sorry Conor, I did mean optical centre.

    I just have a hunting scope on my EV2 at the moment (savng up) and with an AJP rail (72mm centre to centre) I needed to virtually screw the elevation turret almost right in to getanywhere near Zero.

    Am I being silly here though.... if you set your scope up so that at ALL distances require clicking in one direction, you will never use the clickers in one direction:confused::confused::confused:

    Until I get my T50, I am simply holding over etc etc, but I would like to set it up well when it comes.

    Thanks for your comments.

    Stuart
     
  5. Alcanara

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    Actually all that makes sense to me...... I think??!!

    Such a learning curve, but I am so enjoying it.

    Do you guys know Mamel from Spain......I hoping to get some tuition from him soon...... great guy and he lives fairly close.

    Thanks again guys

    Stuart
     
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    I know Mamel, he is a bald crazy guy
     
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    Well he's certainly bold...:)
     
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    Stu know Mammel he will put you right.
    Just throw something in to the mix, theres no set standard for optical zero across the manufacturers so don't be at all surprised if cant get a zero when T50 comes, it will need a lot more tilt same as S&B but less than BSA/Nikos but more tilt than Bushnell, March and most Leupolds.

    Really there should be a set standard.
     
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    Cheers Jon,

    I tend to agree...... but it is fun learning new skills.... especially for an old fart like me:).

    Mamel often speaks of this forum and I shall send your regards.

    Stuart
     
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