GUN Wasted 4.5 hours trying to zero my .22 w/scope today....

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  1. SNDP

    SNDP New Member

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    What a waste,... Zeroed it at 15m, then 25, then for some reason my shots were off, so back to 15, 25, 50, groups all over, WTF.

    Spent 4.5 hours then I notice the cross hairs flopped to the left when the rifle was tipped left and they flop right when the rifle is tipped to the right....The whole frigging crosshair holder is loose in there. Not sure if I should crack it open and try to fix.

    circa '30s mossberg long tube scope.

    fug.
     
  2. Keesh

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    :rofl: sounds like you need a new scope. .22 scopes are cheap.
     
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    Stop buying shit optics, and things will come together a lot smoother.

    Don't feel bad though, most have to get burned going the cheap glass route to see the better way.
     
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    :rofl:, you're an idiot who apparently didn't read ANY of the thread. His scope is over 70 years old :rofl:
     
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    :ugh:
     
  6. SNDP

    SNDP New Member

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    Came with the rifle... Although the shots were off aimpoint, the groups were 1" at 50M.
     
  7. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    I got a $40 4X scope for my .22 and it's been great for me. :hs:
     
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    I only use iron sites because I only shoot <70m :o
     
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    :werd:

    but mine was a 3-9x
     
  10. phrozenlikwid

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    Umm... not exactly. I did miss the part about the vintage glass, but seeing as he spent 4.5 hours chasing a wondering zero due to said glass breaking, I figure the rest is/was pretty much spot on.:ugh: Feel free to expound on how the glass ISN'T shit, and how he WOULDN'T be better served scrapping it and getting something better.

    To OP, I wasn't trying to be a dick.... you were talking about trying to fix it yourself (which I took to mean that you were planning on keeping it) and unless you were wanting to create a nostalgic wall-hanger, new (good) glass would undoubtedly put you well ahead.
     
  11. SNDP

    SNDP New Member

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    took the adjustment assembly out of the thing, and fixed it... Made some little washers out of a soda can with a paper punch and pin vise'd bit, stays in one place now.

    All of my guns are used often, no wall hangers here. In fact in my last competition with one of these old babies, I outshot all but two in a field of 75 with my old-timey mossberg. I take great joy in beating those with fancy new rifles. They just dont make em like they used to.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Hooligan

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    dude that's awesome
     
  13. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    Shot my coworker's .308 SOCOM II over the weekend. That thing was fun to shoot but the scope wouldn't stay zeroed. Every time we got it dialed in it'd move on us. Still not sure why. Didn't see the reticle moving around. :dunno:
     
  14. A96HondaAccordCoupeEX

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    probably mount then.



    And why did it take you 4.5 hrs to zero in like that? LOL :o
     
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    Scope Eye
     
  16. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Yeah, it looks like it kicks like a motherfucker.
     
  17. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Just because you can't see it moving doesn't mean it isn't, even a minute amount of movement will throw you shots way off, especially at a distance.
     
  18. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    Oh for sure. I just meant it wasn't obvious like the OP's situation.


    Still. That gun was fun to shoot. :cool:
     
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    It's not only the recoil that causes scope eye it's the set up of the scope. If I tried to check weld that gun it would punch me in the eye. Obviously it's set up as some sort of goofy bench rest.
     
  20. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    I know what causes scope eye, it isn't rocket science. I just don't believe that would hit you, even with the tiny bit of eye relief it has.
     
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    yar1182 New Member

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    I would not even need to fire that rifle to give myself scope eye. I just need to bring it up and get a cheek weld. My nose would be about 2" back from the cut out for your thumb. So that scope on that stock in that configuration would be -3" eye relief aka yar gets punched in the eye.
     
  22. SNDP

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    Heh, nope. This heavy bastard kicks about as hard as a red rider BBgun. I have about 1.5" eye relief, thing barely moves.
     
  23. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    You can't know the eye relief until you actually shoulder it, every scope differs.
     
  24. cantankerously

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    You would have to hold that rifle in an awkward position to not have the scope in your eyeball.
     
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    As long as it fits the guy shooting it what does it matter? I'd also like to see ANY .22 rifle that "kicks like a mule".
     

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