Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
volksdriver

windage adjustment

13 posts in this topic

I am new to the center fire rifle game, and have just purchased a H&R/NEF .243 for some "varmint" hunting. Had a Bushnell Trophy 3-9 x 40 Scope mounted on it before leaving the shop. I am having problems getting the windage adjusted, am max'd out on scope adjustment, and putting the pattern 5 inches to the right of target (still preliminary site-in and shooting from 50 yards.....wanted to ensure I was "on the paper")

How do you adjust the rings? I had "B-Square 1inch adjustable dovetail rings" put on. Is it something I should attempt to do, or have a hunting buddy assist..... or does it need to go back to the shop? I have 200 clicks overall on the adjustment scale ring, but have no more adjustment to move shot to the left! Was it mounted and bore sighted incorrectly?

The elevation is right on..... just hitting 5 inches right of crosshairs.

Really appreciate any help or suggestions!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are shooting to the right,then you should move your cross hairs to the right.That will make you shoot more to the left.Always move the direction to which you are shooting to correct.I hope this makes sense .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, Harvey Lee.... my problem is I have run out of scope adjustment....I am "bottom'd out" and don't want to force any more clicks and have over 200 clicks the opposite way which takes the grouping even further right! confused.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There has to be something wrong with either the scope or the way it is mounted. I would take it back to the shop and have them look at it. It should never take that many clicks to adjust.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe I am not understanding.You are shooting to the right.When you are adjusting your scope are you moving your crosshairs to the right or to the left?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am trying to move them to the right...completely out of "clicks" on the scope windage adjustment. Turn the other way, crosshairs move left, and I have just over 200 "clicks" going that way. Would seem to me that the scope may have been mounted incorrectly, (???) and that the scope should be somewhere near the center of those 200 "clicks" to allow more precise sighting allowing right or left movement? Wondering with adjustable B-Square Interlock Rings, is there, or do the rings allow windage movement? The rings and scope were mounted at the shop I bought from, there were no instructions provided with the packaging.... THANKS for all info!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Harvey what he is saying is that the scope runs out of adjustment as he has it so far to the one direction it can't adjust anymore. Like I say there has to be something either installed incorrectly or the scope itself is screwed up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would agree that the scope has to be mounted incorrectly. There is no other reason I can think of that would cause this problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Volksdriver;

This is an easy fix you can do yourself with a screwdriver. Dovetail rings that are adjustable have two screws on the bottom of the rear ring that adjust windage. Start by centering the reticle in the scope, since you are all the way to the right turn the adjustment all the way to the left counting the turns, then divide that number by two and go back to the right that many turns. Next find a screwdriver that fits the windage adjustment screws on the rear ring, These are not the ones that hold the scope in the ring but the ones that hold the ring on the base. Since you are hitting to the right you need to move the back of the scope to the left so loosen the screw on the right of the ring. Open the action on the rifle and set it so you can see through the bore and the scope and see a target of some sort. adjust the ring by tighting the screw on the left of the ring. Keep checking the progress by looking through the bore and the scope until they both line up on the same spot with out touching the gun just by looking through the scope and bore. Then tighten up the screw on the left and you should be on target and ready to finish sighting in. Some rings have allen head screws so you may need a set of allen wrenches. Just make sure you are moving the back of the scope to the left.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I now understand what his problem is.I though he was adjusting the wrong way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks to all for the tips and info... I thought that there might have been some adjustment to the mounts, just not sure how to do. I will try the suggested tomorrow, and hopefully be able to get this corrected. Again, THANKS!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you cannot set windage with the rings or use a boresighter to begin, then take your bolt out look through barrel and match crosshair to same target you see, reinstall bolt and start your target practice at 25yds, then 50yds then 100yds then more if you need (with my .243 I sighted it at 250yds).

Shoot 3 rounds each time max then let barrel cool. For varmint hunting I use Winchester Silvertip 55gr or Hornady V-Max 58gr, they are awesome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks to all for your help..... took it back today, different sales person at the counter. Explained my problem, he took it to the back to check the bore sighting and guess what....way out, mounts and scope are out of whack. Said the rings originally mounted on Saturday were defective, put a new set on, and claims the bore sighting is bang on(??? remember, I am new to all this!) Now anxious to sight it in, and hopefully the issue is resolved. Thanks again!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • ANYFISH2
      Get'r it fired up Zelek.     Thanks.
    • steiger
      Just curious if anyone else was out on the chain braving the rain sat and sunday? 
    • Wanderer
      Contact the DNR if there are serious concerns.  Tournaments have to be permitted through them.  If they're not handling the fish correctly, they might lose their permit.
    • certified jumbo
      Trophy....
    • Rick
      A 6-mile section of the Glacial Lakes State Trail will be closed as contractors work on improvements, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
      Trail users will see intermittent closures until June 1 as workers remove trees and brush that are near the work area. The segment between the trailhead in Willmar and Spicer’s south side at Progress Way is scheduled to close on June 5 as workers begin mill and overlay work on the trail’s westernmost 6 miles. The project is scheduled for completion by Aug. 25. In addition to a smooth, new surface, trail users will enjoy new benches, improved accessibility, and paved crossings at gravel road intersections. The current 8-foot trail width will also be expanded to 10 feet. “We think our trail users will be pleased with these improvements,” said Jeremy Losinski, area supervisor for the DNR’s Parks and Trails Division. “The wider trail will provide easier passage. Plus, the smoother pavement replaces the trail’s oldest paved surface, which is now more than 20 years old. It had deteriorated and reached the end of its life cycle.” Contractors will also be replacing several culverts along the trail to provide better drainage. “While we want to make sure everyone is safe, there will still be opportunities to use parts of the trail during construction,” Losinski said. “The construction will start in Willmar and work its way toward Spicer, so small portions of the trail will have limited use. Our trail users may not be able to go all the way from Willmar to Spicer during times in the construction process. We just ask that our trail users obey the closure signs and avoid construction equipment.” Prinsburg-based Duininck, Inc., is the contractor. Construction updates will be posted on the DNR’s Glacial Lakes State Trail Web page. The 22-mile western segment of the Glacial Lakes State Trail links Willmar with the Kandiyohi/Stearns County line. The 5-mile eastern segment connects Roscoe to Cold Spring. Built on the former Burlington Northern railroad grade, a total of 27 miles is paved as the trail cuts across the border between Minnesota’s western tallgrass prairie and eastern deciduous forest. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • PRO-V
      Rebuilding the shoreline.
    • BassThumb.
      The four I use are pretty shallow for at least the first hundred yards, but I've never damaged my boat or prop. Just gotta take it slow and trim the motor up.    I use Isle, Cove, Garrison, and the one near the casino, Shaboshkung or whatever.
    • Jarrid Houston
      great fish!
    • flagislanddan
      Greetings fishermen and women! Its great being back in the swing of things and better yet in the boat! Both the MN and Ontario season is now open and fishing has been great! Staffers here at Flag Island Resort have been busy getting ready for the upcoming summer months with some deep cleaning, window washing, grounds work and remodeling!   On the Minnesota side anglers have been catching nice saugers, walleyes and perch. Soon the crappies should be finding their way into the shallows around Angle Inlet and other small creeks and the walleyes have spawned out over the past couple of weeks. With the warmer temps that started out last week anglers were finding fish in shallower water between 5-17 feet now, with the cooler temps, rain and winds most of the fish have been pushed deeper into the 16-26 foot range. Points and reefs close to large land masses adjacent to sand and rubble have been hot locations. Anglers have found fish near Soldier’s, Little Oak, Oak Island and NW Point. The water surface temp has been in that 50-55 degree range. Right now it seems like everything is working from ¼ to 3/8 jigs to slow trolling with raps in the shallows as well as trolling spinners keeping on the move at 0.9 mph.   Over in Ontario, the walleye, sauger, crappie, perch and pike have been hungry. Perch and crappie should be spawning soon. Crappies are being caught around the 20 foot mark . Sandy bays and points have been best for the walleye and crappie bite while the perch are still caught in the rocks. Many pike have been caught in areas with current. There have been reports of a lot of smallmouth mixed in with the walleyes.  Jigging with a ¼-3/8 ounce jig has been the ticket and the water temp has been around 49-52 degrees.   We hope to see you up here soon! Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
    • flagislanddan
      5/22/17  Flag Island Resort Fishing Report Lake of the Woods NW Angle Greetings fishermen and women! Its great being back in the swing of things and better yet in the boat! Both the MN and Ontario season is now open and fishing has been great! Staffers here at Flag Island Resort have been busy getting ready for the upcoming summer months with some deep cleaning, window washing, grounds work and remodeling!   On the Minnesota side anglers have been catching nice saugers, walleyes and perch. Soon the crappies should be finding their way into the shallows around Angle Inlet and other small creeks and the walleyes have spawned out over the past couple of weeks. With the warmer temps that started out last week anglers were finding fish in shallower water between 5-17 feet now, with the cooler temps, rain and winds most of the fish have been pushed deeper into the 16-26 foot range. Points and reefs close to large land masses adjacent to sand and rubble have been hot locations. Anglers have found fish near Soldier’s, Little Oak, Oak Island and NW Point. The water surface temp has been in that 50-55 degree range. Right now it seems like everything is working from ¼ to 3/8 jigs to slow trolling with raps in the shallows as well as trolling spinners keeping on the move at 0.9 mph.   Over in Ontario, the walleye, sauger, crappie, perch and pike have been hungry. Perch and crappie should be spawning soon. Crappies are being caught around the 20 foot mark . Sandy bays and points have been best for the walleye and crappie bite while the perch are still caught in the rocks. Many pike have been caught in areas with current. There have been reports of a lot of smallmouth mixed in with the walleyes.  Jigging with a ¼-3/8 ounce jig has been the ticket and the water temp has been around 49-52 degrees.   We hope to see you up here soon! Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011