Expecting delivery of my hw95k tomorrow along with Hawke Sport-HD 3-9x50 H.D scope. Anybody got any advice on how best to zero the scope in?
rest the rifle on your hand since its a springer otherwise it will 'jump'
zero at short range first to make sure your Windage (left and right) is correct then adjust the elevation at your desired Zero. its only the elevation that will change as you change distance, as long as ure not shooting outside. best to zero on windless days obviously. there are whole bibles written on this so abit of research onthe BBS should give u more info than u need
.25 FAC custom, range it, dial it, feel the wind & sqeeze..before you know it, plak.. http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL888.../315597365.jpg
Make sure your scope is in focus, some of the HDs I've seen are a bit blurry, but it could be my eyes. Make sure its not too windy. Draw a large cross on a box stuffed with old newspapers, and if its a .177, set it out at 15 yards. Rest the rifle on a cushion, and don't hold it too tightly. Aim at the vertical line, and adjust the windage turret on the side until you can hit the line. Do the same for the horizontal line, and the top turret. If you run out of "up," ie, the rifle is always shooting low, you need to put one or two pieces of film negative, or brass shim under the scope in the rear scope ring. Once you can shoot tight groups at 15 yards, move the box out to 35 yards, and try again. You will need to fine tune the zero, but it should be close.
The ox is slow, but the earth is patient.
Thanks for the reply guys, the rifle is a .22, shouldn't have any problem with the recoil have been usng a very old haenel, kicks well!
That is a really good and easy to understand method, for me anyway - I'll be trying it out tomorrow as it's my day off - hope the sun comes out...