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Discussion in 'Optics' started by FireInTheWire, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Smooth like a tidal wave. Take you on a getaway. TGT Supporter

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    OK.. so been shooting LR for awhile now. I can't believe I have never thought about doing this. I have never checked my scopes for true tracking. I'm going to test them asap. Have any of ya'll tested your scopes? what did ya find. I'm really curious to see how well my burris's do. I hold for wind... so checking horizontally isn't a big deal to me.

     


  2. Dawico

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    No, I have never tested a scope to this degree.

    I have only "shot the square" once also.

    This could explain why I have had to play with muzzle velocities in my apps to get the correct amount of clicks to hits long range targets reliably.

    Interesting.
     
  3. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Smooth like a tidal wave. Take you on a getaway. TGT Supporter

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    Exactly. I ran my rifle through the Lab-radar chrony. I applied my standard to my 2400abs... seems the norm has gotten to be twist my dope as indicated from the rangefinder... then dial up about 3-4 more clicks. Seems it's low every time. I've been second guessing my input. But now I think my scope is not tracking true.
     
  4. Big Green

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    Thinks it's more prevalent on cheaper scopes? The scope going on my 6.5 is a Vortex Razor. I hope it wouldn't have that issue.
     
  5. FireInTheWire

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    Yup I have yet to vett my scope. This allowed for doubt to creep in. Now I HAVE to check it.
     
  6. Big Green

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    What do you have on that Creedmoor?
     
  7. FireInTheWire

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    Burris.. XTR2... I'm thinking it's off a little. Because i'm always having to click up 4-6. I'm always low...
     
  8. grasshopperglock

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    I guess I've tested scopes. Measured in accuracy using a range finder. Range finder says 110yards. Scope adjusted for that and its right on.

    17hmr and 22lr. The 22 was zeroed at 66yards. The 17, 100 yards.
     
  9. Darqhelmet

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    I have done the tracking drill and only one of my scopes is close enough that I don't know if its Me, Ammo, or the Scope that is not on. The rest of them have been off. A good resource for Scopes is Rex Reviews on YouTube. He has a play list called "sniper 101" Videos 15 and 16 get into Turrets.
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJUaiRIEduNXoal2_PkBZi0vDCIcEPxUn
    Or you can look at reviews of brands and where they land in his opinion. (He is an admitted scope snob)
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJUaiRIEduNVLB9RTPI1cemyZ20II5ei8
     
  10. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Smooth like a tidal wave. Take you on a getaway. TGT Supporter

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    I can't tell ya how much I've learned from Rex. It's a great channel. My next scope will be a S&B.
     


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