Establishing Your Zero and Turret Calibration

IAHNTR

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Very helpful. Thanks Sam. Do you use a plumb line for leveling/plumbing your scope and level? Impressive shooting.
 
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Sam Millard

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I used a 4 foot level for the video. I've used plumb lines and levels with good results.
 

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Good video, easy to digest!
For the mrad guys in the house, you can use a yard stick.

10mils UP @ 100yds = exactly 36"
Split the difference, 5mils = 18"
Using a yard stick & level makes setting the marks a piece o' cake.

I usually do a quick test with 5 shots
[email protected] Zero
[email protected] 5.0mils UP
[email protected] 10.0 mils UP
1 back down @ 5.0mils UP
last one back down @ ZERO

Then, put 5mils UP and 3mils LEFT on the scope & shoot
And come across the board with 3mils RIGHT

Same for 10mils up, 3 LEFT and 3 RIGHT
Even though I don't often use the windage turret, I still wanna know it works.
9 shots isn't too much to waste for peace of mind in your riflescope!!!

A 10 mil UP correction translates to the ~12-1300yd dope for most of my rifles, so I figure that's plenty adequate for testing purposes

Thanks for taking the time to share the video! Hope it motivates everyone to test their scopes as standard practice...
 
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