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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:16 am 
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Hi,

I recently bought a second hand optimate 38x44 scope to shoot in anysights competitions at 100 yards.

Scope works fine at 50 but doesnt seem to have enough adjustment to get to 100 yards.

The elevation turret has a vernier gauge which goes up to 6, and the instruction manual says it has adjustment of 1/8" per click. It has paralax adjustment for 25-400 yards (alhough thats probably not relevant)

Have I inadvertently bought a short range scope, and is there anything I can do? I was wondering about using some shims in the scope mounts so it is no longer level to the barrel to force some elevation but not sure if thats a waste of time!

Any suggetions welcome - chalk it upto experience?

Cheers

Justin


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:18 pm 
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Justin,

Those Optimal scopes aren't intended for long range shooting like the mega expensive Nightforce and March scopes, but 100 yards isn't long range by 'scope standards. Like many lower price 'scopes it just has a limited amount of adjustment; look at the tube, and you'll see how much room there is.

Shim the rear mount until you have enough elevation for 50 and 100.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:42 pm 
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The Burris "pos-align" rings make it easy to adjust the scope on any axis.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:34 pm 
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Thanks folks, those pos-align sleeves look like they would do the job!


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