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Old 05-14-2014, 5:49 PM
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Default Scope adjustment

I have a Leaupold VXII on a Weatherby 30/06. My question is what way do I adjust the scope when sighting in? If my group is low do I adjust the scope down to match my impact point? And if my group is left I adjust scope left correct?
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Old 05-14-2014, 6:31 PM
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Old 05-15-2014, 9:08 AM
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This stumped me when I was starting out because the point of impact is a hole, and conceptually the idea of moving a hole just didn't work for me. I had to mentally replace "point of impact" with "result" and then it was easier to remember. If your result (POI) is low, then to change the result turn the knob up. Likewise if your results are left, you want to move your results to the right.
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Old 05-15-2014, 9:28 AM
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Here's how I explained it to my 8 year old son. Once you "get it", you'll never forget it.

The arrows on your elevation and windage knobs indicate which way the point of impact (bullet hole) will move. So, if the dial shows an arrow pointing to the right and a R in that direction, then moving the dial towards the R will move the point of impact to the right.

Simply put, the arrows and the corresponsing U (for up), D (for down), R (for right) and L (for left) indicate where your bullet hole will move to if you rotate the dial in that particular direction.

If it's an MOA scope, each click usually corresponds to 1/4" at one hundred yards. Shooting 2 inches to the left? No problem. Rotate the windage dial 8 clicks in the direction that says R (for right).

If your target is not at 100 yards, but at 50, each click moves the bullet hole 1/8". 200 yards? Each click is 1/2", etc.
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Old 05-15-2014, 4:31 PM
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