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Old 10-04-2016, 05:40 AM
Gil Martin Gil Martin is offline
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Location: Schnecksville, PA
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Scope selection

I put a Bausch & Lomb 4X on a Winchester Model 190 .22 l.r. semi-automatic rifle and went to the range. The POI was about a foot low at 50 yards and I ran out of elevation adjustment. What to do? Went home and dug out a set of lower height rings and went back to the range. Now the POI was six inches low. Back home I put a Simmons 3X-9X scope on the rifle and went back to the range. Success! There was plenty of elevation adjustment and it was possible to get the rifle sighted in. I have encountered this situation with other scopes so it is good to have a selection of used optics in the stash. All the best...
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:29 AM
skeet skeet is offline
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Location: Northwest Wyoming
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I have an old 4x Redfield scope... has a crack in the edge of both lenses. Put it on a Rem 552 22 auto. Scope on it(Simmons)just decided to go belly up after shooting well for years. Didn't have much hope cause it was really cracked badly. Shot first round and it shot right to point of adjustments needed. I like that darn rifle and it's broken ol Redfield just always stays on target. It was in a box of yard sale items I bought for 3 dollars. Sometimes even a blind skwerl finds an acorn.

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