Most Acurate Way To Mark A Scope Wheel

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  1. JJ

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    Hi all,
    I've just shot GP2 and recall a conversation about the range of a target.
    One of my shooting partners said that he made it at around 53 or 54 yards.
    Well my scope markings are no way near that accurate, I have every 5 yards and just guess in between.
    So it made me look at a few other side wheel markings and there's a lot of variety out there.
    So I just wondered, what's a good way to mark a scope side wheel for accuracy?
    Many thanks
    JJ
     
  2. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Hammer and Chisel. :D:D:D
     
  3. paul4be

    paul4be Why do I bother????????

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    What scope are you using? How big a wheel? How big are the gaps between 55-50 and 50-45 for example?

    On mine, I have every yard from 8-25, then go in 2.5 yard incraments. (Big Nikko)

    Lots of shooters do it in different ways, depends what will work for you.
     
  4. mikewills8904

    mikewills8904 walthers last the course

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    I mark both my leupolds at 1yard increments from 8 to 25 and 2.5 yards from 25to 57.5
     
  5. Mr P

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    Hi John
    most guys every 5 yards when someone generaly says 53 yards that means pretty much half way between 50 and 55
    , 54 yards a gnats left kneecap below 55 hence 54 but i would still dial 55
     
  6. JJ

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    Hi All,
    Sorry I didn't make my question clear.
    What do you use on your sidewheel, paper, felt pen, tape etc?
    Obviously I'd like to have markings every yard but I can't mark that accurate by hand.
    I have a Sightron SIII 6-50x60 scope with a Rowan Engineering sidewheel (as per my signature)
    Cheers
    JJ
    :)
     
  7. mikewills8904

    mikewills8904 walthers last the course

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    I use printable numbers from a brother label printer .
     
  8. TimG

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    Dymo letratag hand held printer on wheel and turret.
     
  9. paul4be

    paul4be Why do I bother????????

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    White insulating tape and a Sharpie.

    Distance stickers from Rangesports.
     
  10. prime69

    prime69 profesional dinker !

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    stickers - rangesports.com

    cost £7.45 and have to say they are perfect.
    depending on the width of the wheel the ends may need trimming but they sure are sticky. Been on my EV2 for over 12 months in several rather wet conditions and havn,t moved an inch

    just orderd another set for the boinger. you get a set for the side wheel and an opposite set for the turret.
    You dont get every yard but when they bunch up at 40+ its more than sufficient.

    http://rangesports.com/acatalog/Scopoe_sidewheel_turret_labels.html
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2013
  11. Conor

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    When its correctly focused at the correct range. ;)
     
  12. luddite

    luddite I Love HFT

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    Write-4-all fine point black permanent marker on yellow electricians tape.

    Best legibility under all lighting conditions. :cool:
     
  13. springer34

    springer34 anschutz 9003

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    I just use a fine marker and use my pointer to draw the line off I used to do every yard had no problems in doing so,if I was you id just do 25 yards and under every 1 yard everything else 2 and a half yards.
     
  14. Adam

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    Rangesports stickers, at 50, 52 and 55. Also have fine lines on edge of the ally wheel from a fine CD marker. The gap from 50-55 is a pellet width but no problems resolving to the yard without needing magnifying lenses or such.
     

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