What does the windage adjustment of a scope do?

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  1. Arthur

    Arthur New Member

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    When I make a windage adjustment on my sons MTC Viper scope, what is happening?

    Is it that:

    A> The internals of the scope move parallel to adjust the poa, so correcting the windage at 10m means the scope is adjusted for 40m as well.

    OR

    B> The internals of the scope are tilted to adjust the poa, so correcting the windage at 10m just means that the pellet crosses the reticule at 10m and at all other ranges the windage will be out.


    I found this image in the thread below which makes it look like the answer is >B< ?
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    http://www.shooting-the-breeze.com/forums/showthread.php?t=277

    cheers
     
  2. Arthur

    Arthur New Member

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    ugh - found the answer by re reading again the link maestro sent.



    But even with this info - if the windage is out by 25mm at 13m is that beyond acceptable? Just asking before I put these mounts in my milling machine (and then go out and buy some new expensive mounts after I've ruined these ones).



    http://www.fekete-moro.hu/bfta-setup-manual/index-en.php#352

     
  3. DEAN C.

    DEAN C. Steyr Convert

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    You are thinking too much.:D

    I always had it in my head that you are actually aligning the scope internal tube to the barrel axis, so as long as it is directly above, then it should run true to the barrel when altering windage. The vertical alignment you cannot get true as it is too far above to start with, and you actually want to try and follow the trajectory as close as possible at the ranges that you shoot at.
    I am sure someone will now tell me I am wrong.:cool:
    If that confuses you, now you now how I feel.:eek:
     
  4. hmangphilly

    hmangphilly Not quite a full phil

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    try shimming the mounts as per maestro.
    its fine
     
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