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When sighting-in a scope, and you turn the turret "up" are you moving the reticle up or the bullet up? For example, if my gun is

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  • Georgiaoutlaw
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    Every time I read these post bout zeroing like this it confuses the heck outa me and I’ve hunted all my life and not had a lot of trouble getting my zero

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  • Georgiaoutlaw
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    I’m just as confused trying to figure it this way I’ll just keep doing what I’ve always done and had no problems trying to follow these steps it’s very confusing. Who else agrees?

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  • Dodge Logical
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    Originally posted by Trusavage View Post
    "if you cannot explain it easily, you don't know it well enough"
    Just Aim crosshairs at Bullseye and fire 1st shot. Locate your Bullet Hole. Now while looking through the scope move your crosshairs to The Bullet Hole. And that's it you're zeroed in. Now, I know getting the crosshairs to The Bullet Hole is where it can be confusing. Just imagine that the turret knob you're turning is like the head on a bolt and your crosshairs are the nut. Turning it clockwise will bring the "nut or crosshairs" towards the knob and counterclockwise will push it away. Elevation or windage it's all the same.
    Advice - Ignore the previous answer. That is not easily explained.

    If you shoot left, follow the directions on the scope to move right. Think of it as moving the bullet. In your example, if you're shooting low, follow the directions on the scope to move up.

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  • Trusavage
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    "if you cannot explain it easily, you don't know it well enough"
    Just Aim crosshairs at Bullseye and fire 1st shot. Locate your Bullet Hole. Now while looking through the scope move your crosshairs to The Bullet Hole. And that's it you're zeroed in. Now, I know getting the crosshairs to The Bullet Hole is where it can be confusing. Just imagine that the turret knob you're turning is like the head on a bolt and your crosshairs are the nut. Turning it clockwise will bring the "nut or crosshairs" towards the knob and counterclockwise will push it away. Elevation or windage it's all the same.

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  • Todd Hentrup
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    Originally posted by etexan View Post
    I don't try to sort it out but I have targets which manage the logic. You know the ones with a center aiming point which looks like a diamond, red and smaller aiming points in each quadrant of the page. The targets have always had the Redfield name on them and also have one inch horizontal and vertical gridlines. Shoot a group at the center spot and the group will be off, possibly, by the nearest gridlines. Those gridlines will have a notation of L or R for windage and U or D for elevation. Adjust your scope by the number of the gridline times the value of each click per inch in the direction indicated by the target. This is much easier to do than it is to explain. No experimentation needed.
    Here is a link to a very similar type sighting in target with the same notations.

    https://www.westcoasthunting.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/champion-redfield_precision_sight_in_target.jpg

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  • Sr25dett
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    Originally posted by DakotaMan View Post
    Based on the confusion it commonly causes, I suggest you forget about the direction of the crosshair movement forever. If you want your impact point on the target to move UP, move the elevation knob in the UP direction. Each click is normally a 1/4 inch at 100 yards. If you want it to go LEFT on the target, move the windage knob to the LEFT.
    So if I aim at the center of a target that is 300 yds away and hit nothing, but then aim at the very top middle of the target and it hits low to the right... which way do you adjust the scope?

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  • Hunter22250
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    Target impact down equals moving the elevation turret clockwise.
    Target impact left equals moving the windage turret clockwise.
    Thus the opposite is true for the above and the amount will vary on you MOA (minute of angle) on how far left or right you will turn or "click" and how far you are away from the impact target you are striving for.

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  • fitbss
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    think of cross hairs as rear sight--when sightin in rifle if bullet hits 2 inches to right -- move scope 2 inches right--yes cross hairs move left-- just like rear sight would do to move point of aim to the right where ur 1st shot hit-- now it would be opposite if ur allowing for wind drift -- hope this helps

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  • CJ
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    It's sort of like pouring piss out of a boot with the directions printed on the bottom of the heel. Easy for you Texans to understand just follow the arrows. Go Sooners!

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  • etexan
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    I don't try to sort it out but I have targets which manage the logic. You know the ones with a center aiming point which looks like a diamond, red and smaller aiming points in each quadrant of the page. The targets have always had the Redfield name on them and also have one inch horizontal and vertical gridlines. Shoot a group at the center spot and the group will be off, possibly, by the nearest gridlines. Those gridlines will have a notation of L or R for windage and U or D for elevation. Adjust your scope by the number of the gridline times the value of each click per inch in the direction indicated by the target. This is much easier to do than it is to explain. No experimentation needed.

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  • Amflyer
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    Generally, when adjusting a scope you want to imagine you are moving the bullet holes in your target.

    When bore sighting, it will be backwards because you are moving the reticle in relation to the bore.

    Of course you are always doing the latter, but that's the way it works.

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  • M.A.T
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    Thanks for the answers, and I understand it now.

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  • ozarkghost
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    DakotaMan got it right. Just turn it in the direction the bullet needs to go to hit the bulls eye.

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  • DakotaMan
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    Based on the confusion it commonly causes, I suggest you forget about the direction of the crosshair movement forever. If you want your impact point on the target to move UP, move the elevation knob in the UP direction. Each click is normally a 1/4 inch at 100 yards. If you want it to go LEFT on the target, move the windage knob to the LEFT.

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  • 99explorer
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    It helps to think of it this way. In sighting a rifle, the shooter strives to place the crosshairs where the bullets are striking, and not the other way around.

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