I'm finally dialling!

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Gibbs, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Gibbs

    Gibbs New Member

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    Thank's to Kev Sayers, Chairgun, raising my scope and the narrow field of view through it, I have finally conceded. And I'm now in the process of setting up my scope for dialling!! I never thought I would go down that route, but it's now the only logical path to take.
    So, I now have a few newbie questions about dialling.

    With holdover, you turn up at a shoot, find everything going low/high and adjust your zero on the turret, job done.
    How is this achieved when dialling?
    I hear people saying "i had to give everything 4 extra clicks" but is that it? Do you just remember how far out your zero is? Is there another way?

    Atb from a newbie dialler!

    Alec.
     
  2. RobF

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    Lol... well done Alec :)

    If I see shift, i normally just add all the way through... so i shoot at 55, count how many clicks i need to dial off to hit level and add that all the way through. It seems to work.
     
  3. Gibbs

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    Thank's Rob,
    I was hoping for a simple answer. I think the more simple the system the better.
    And for that reason, I'm planning to put my clicks straight on the wheel.
    I might have to scrub them off in the spring and put new ones on, but I didn't want a seperate click chart.

    Atb,

    Alec.
     
  4. Artfull-Bodger

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    It's not unusual on the day to find the rifles shooting high or low due to temp or air pressure , or because its sunday or a cloud came over, so I simply re-zero my base 30yd zero and then reset the turret to read 0. and carry on with my normal adjustments, never had a problem with it.
     
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    Be wary... clicks on the wheel means you will have to redo them as you say, but you wont be aware of if a 55yd target is coming in shorter... ie under/over range issues...
     
  6. Gibbs

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    Will it solve the problem if I have the ranges and the clicks on the wheel?

    Atb,

    Alec.
     
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    I think to reset my turret, I would have to slacken off three little grub screws and I wanted to avoid doing that all the time.

    Atb,

    Alec.
     
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    exactly the same on my scopes Alec, bear in mind you only pinch these grub screws up not torque em up tight, and you only need to do it if theres a big enough temp change to casue a shift in zero!
     
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    Yes good move, Alec, see you friday night
     
  10. Gibbs

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    Thank's Pete,
    After trying the scope on a rail, I didn't want to lower it again, but this meant my 41!! holdover aimpoints stretched from the top post to bottom post (And then only if I turned the mag down to 40)
    So with loads of targets on Sunday being right up in the top of my scope it was useless! And if I had to give them any decent amount of wind, they would have gone out of view.
    So dialling it is!
    And yes I will see you on Friday.

    Atb,

    Alec.
     
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    Thank's,
    That's handy to know.
    Atb,

    Alec.
     

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