Scope

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  1. shootbrownelk

    shootbrownelk Well-Known Member

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    I have an old Redfield TV tube 3x9 scope with fine crosshairs. It was on my Remington 660 .243 when I bought it. I put it on my Ruger American in .17 HMR and it works great for an old scope.
     
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  2. drymag

    drymag Well-Known Member

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    Instead of crosshairs on center dot of target, adjust the scopt so it can use the outter ring of the target to box it on two sides. Imagine a ball where the circumference of the ball touches to points of a right angle. For instance, if we have a 4 inch circle, we can arbitrarily pick the center of the crosshairs to be at the lower right of the target by turning the top elevation turret dial so it moves the horizontal part of crosshair down to the bottom of the circle. Then move the right side windage turret over to the right side of the circle. Lets say your scope has 1/4 moa knobs. You have 4 little tick marks between the big numbers. That means you'd move each of the knobs 4 whole numbers. As you have your rifle set so it can't move. You could just look thru the scope and tweek the knobs to the horizontal and verticle positions. NOTE: after you fire a shot. Your bullet will hit a spot. Keep your crosshairs on the original spot where you touched the outter circle. Then, without moving the rifle, move the two crosshairs to cause the next shot to hit the center of the target while your crosshairs are on the outter ring of the target. You can see how you can pick dufferent parts of the target to align the reticles. Sometimes a take a small bubble level with me an level the paper and staple it level. Then I can use top horizontal crosshair to sit perfectly aligned to the paper by laying it on the top of the paper then adjust accordingly to hit where I want on the target. I have trouble seeing little holes in the black so I shoot on white areas.
     

  3. Don Fischer

    Don Fischer Well-Known Member

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    TV tube? You talking about the Widefield?
     
  4. Don Fischer

    Don Fischer Well-Known Member

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    Older scopes generally had finer cross wire's in them. Newer scope's with heavier cross wires are no problem at all. Simply make the aiming point bigger. I like using diamond's for an aiming point. Four point's around the diamond, one for each cross wire! Some I simply use a larger circle. Instead of 1", I'll make it 1 1/2" or even 2". It's simply an aiming point, nothing more