Scope adjustment

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    Scope adjustment

    I have a Savage 22 with a Blazer 4X32 scope on it. Today was the first time I fired it. At 15 yards I seemed to be dead on target. At 25 my grouping was tight, but the grouping was not in center of the target. When I bought the gun the store used a laser to adjust the scope. The focus was on the wall at about 10 yards.

    My question is, is it the gun, me or a combination. Should I have the scope adjusted at a further distance? The range I go to has a max of 25 yards, although I would like to be accurate at a greater distance.

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    With .22's I zero for the range I'm shooting at, usually 100 yds. If you shoot at mostly 25 yards, I'd zero for that range. I assume that your shots were hitting low at 25 yards?
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    They were to the right and high.

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    A sighting tool may get you on paper , but it's up to you to tune it in to the shooter and range you want to be hitting dead on at.
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    Zero your scope at 25 yards.

    Do you know how to zero a scope?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Zero your scope at 25 yards.

    Do you know how to zero a scope?
    No. I was thinking about either buying a bore laser or paying the range to do it.

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    Its easy to do yourself. You're on paper already. It helps to know how much your scope adjusts per click, but you can do it without knowing.

    You're already on paper, and you are shooting a tight group high and right. Having a good group is key to zeroing. You know it consistantly shoots high and right. You'll have 2 turrets on your scope for adjusting. One controls windage (left to right), one elevation (up and down). The longer the range, the further in inches (but the same in MOA) a single click will move the impact. Most scopes will adjust from 1/4 inch at 100 yards to 1/2 inch at 100 yards in one click. Divide that by 4 to shoot at 25 yards. One click on a 1/4 @ 100 (4 clicks per MOA) will move your impact 1/16" at 25 yards.

    Adjust the elevation about 8 clicks down and the windage 8 clicks left for every inch high and right respectively. I say 8 because you don't know the MOA adjustment of your scope, and neither do I. Keep shooting a 3 to 5 round group, and finding the center of the group, then adjusting, until you are on target
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmilchman View Post
    No. I was thinking about either buying a bore laser or paying the range to do it.
    While they could , learning to zero the scope yourself is easy and a good skill to have . Your scope (should) have marks indicating what measurement of adjustment each click or hash mark is worth (1 click = 1/2 or 1/4 " at ? yrds). Also the mark will show and arrow indicating which way moves the crosshairs.
    if it is high and right you need to adjust lower (elevation ) down and left windage. elevation adjustment is the top knob and windage is the side knob. A flat screwdriver may be needed to dial the adjustments.
    You can either calculate the adjustment needed or dial the knobs a little at a time till you center the shots.
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    Did some research. Your scope adjusts 1/4 MOA (1/4 inch at 100 yards).

    Adjust it 16 clicks per inch that you are off target at 25 yards. Once you get close, each click will move your shot 1/16" at 25 yards
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    Most scopes are made to adjust using a dime. That way if you are at the range and you dont happen to have a small screwdriver, and you have a dime, you are good to go.
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    Thanks guys, I'll give it a try probably next weekend.

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    I just checked, it says "1 click = 1/4 moa".

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    MOA= minute of angle or plainly 1/4" adjustment for each click. It should specify 50 yrds, 100 yrds or similar.
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    I don't see anything about distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C9H13NO3 View Post
    Did some research. Your scope adjusts 1/4 MOA (1/4 inch at 100 yards).

    Adjust it 16 clicks per inch that you are off target at 25 yards. Once you get close, each click will move your shot 1/16" at 25 yards
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