Cranky Farmer

Hey you Leupold guys

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What does this sheet mean that I got back when I had my scope repaired? Did they return it to zero and I will have to readjust it?post-3-1265827246.jpg

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Mac<<< I'm waiting to hear what other folks say....If you don't mind (let me know first), I will send it to a buddy of mine who owns a gun shop, maybe he can help answer. However, I've always know to wait as SJ tends to be up-to-speed on lots of information :smiley-funny-post-sign:

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I'm no scope expert but I think that the chart on the left is stateing that when they recieved your scope it was set at six clicks (or minuits) high and ten left from the true optical center of the scope. I think that the chart on the right is showing how many clicks or minuits from every direction your scope has to find the true optical center.I don't know if they put it back to where it was at when they got it but even if they did you'll have to sight it back in. I've never had a scope go back perfecty, even after simply loosening and retightening the rings a little to change the eye relief.

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I was told it depends on what they did to the scope. If they took it apart they will re-center everything as new, so yes you start over. :smiley-funny-post-sign:

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They're just telling you where it was set when they received it.You'll want to center your scopes adjustments before bore sighting it and then making your finial adjustments at the range.Making windage and elevation adjustments moves the entire erector system horizontally and vertically inside the scope. If the erector system is off to one side - as a result of having been mounted on a non-adjustable mount - the adjustments won't provide equal travel in all directions. To regain full balanced travel, you must center the adjustment as follows: 1. Turn the windage adjustment to the point that it stops moving. 2. Counting the clicks or hash marks, turn it all the way in the other direction. 3. Turn the dial back half the amount of clicks or hash marks counted. 4. Repeat this process for the elevation adjustment. Your scope is now centered and if you bore sight it well you'll have lots of travel in all directions.

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The picture on the left shows the position of your scope crosshair when Leupold received it. The picture on the right shows the position of the crosshair when it left Leupold Service Center. Leupold shipped all new scope with the crosshair in the center position and that includes the one that comes out of the service center. At least that's what they told me when I sent my scope for service. Trust but verify. :smiley-funny-post-sign:

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I'll share with you how leaupold told me to re-center any scope you have, and it works. Very easy to do. Take a small mirror and hold it tight against the objective end of the scope, this will block out most of the light but you will be able to see 2 sets of crosshairs looking through the scope, the real one---and the reflection in the mirror---- you simply adjust the turrets to where both sets of crosshairs turn into one and you have set the scope back to dead center, just like it came from the factory. :)

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:) OK, everyone go ask the wife or POSSLQ for the purse mirror, then run get your rifle and start looking through the scope at the mirror. Her next call will be to the state hospital in your area, to come haul your butt off and bring plenty of restraint devices. He's looking at hisself in the mirror through a rifle scope! :) Good information, but....

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Hey, I've got an unmounted used scope and just tried it. Works great. Yep, there are two cross hairs and it easy to line them up.

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Gunner I've never tried that trick before. But I probably wouldn't have any finish left on the scope moving it back and forth.I have used the mirror trick many times and I think it was Leupold that gave me that tip too. In fact I'm sure it was because I could get the scope sighted for lack of travel. They replaced that scope.

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Instead of the Shell Answer Man...I'm gonna start calling SJ the "Predator Club Answer Man" -- dude knows a lot!

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I was having trouble with a scope moving internally on me, it would shoot a bullseye then the next shot would be a foot low, it was years ago but I contacted leaupold and they suggested the mirror trick . Shoot the gun with the scope set at factory zero then look through the mirror and see if anything moved---it did ---they replaced it---all was well.Its kinda hard to see the second set of crosshairs on the mirror because its DARK IN THERE but if you look hard enough they are there and it does work. As far as using my wifes compact mirror----you would be surprised what she will loan me when I have that rifle in my hand. :roflmao3[1]:

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