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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #230 on: December 12, 2016, 05:09:15 PM »
Absolutely, Yes.

Scopes are made to be adjustable because everyone's eyesight is different.....do whatever you need to get it to work for you.

I too am shortsighted, and adjust all my scopes exactly as you've mentioned.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #231 on: December 12, 2016, 05:17:42 PM »
My eductaion needs a boost; I have a question about AO scopes.

If I am short-sighted and use the eyebell focus to ensure that the reticle is sharp is is "valid" to use the AO focus/paralax correction to bring the target into sharp focus?
You've focused the scope using the eyebell (scope off the rifle quickly bring up the scope to your eye while facing a blank wall or sky) you should only look through the scope for a few seconds while focusing otherwise your eye will focus on the wrong thing, after you have finished focusing the scope fit on to the rifle making sure you have the correct eye relief (your head is not to close or faraway) now when you look at your target the cross hairs will be in fouces but the target might be slightly blurry, now use the parallax to bring the target into sharp relief, if the parallax is calibrated it will give you a rough idea how faraway the target is.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #232 on: December 12, 2016, 08:39:07 PM »
Oh dear.

I'm trying to avoid the arms race and keep things as basic as possible but I think I may have to invest in an AO scope.

I wear bifocal contact lens and their performance can vary quite a lot throughout the day (I've certainly struggled to keep the target in focus) so I'm thinking that I will be able to compensate for them quickly with an AOL scope.
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #233 on: December 13, 2016, 07:11:13 PM »
Does anyone have anything good/bad to say about the BSA Essential 4-12x44 AO scope?

And would my existing mounts work with it? (My existing scope is a BSA Essential 3-9x50 with a 30mm tube diameter rather than 25mm like the scope I'm looking at.)

Onto last weekend's session at the range.

Firstly; @Barry in IN : I tried my homemade Shoot-n-C target and it was nearly very good. It worked but I need to think about how to mark the targets on it because the lines were too big (my stencil was a toy tractor's wheel). So I'll persevere.

I started, as usual, with a little plinking and then onto the targets.

Target 1:



I thought my plinking shots were tending to go a little low so I gave the scope 5 clicks to correct upwards. Judging by the above target I thought I had overdone it a tad so I gave it two clicks back down.

Target 2:



Top left and bottom right were the first groups then top right, bottom left and centre. Whilst  targeting the last three I was adjusting the scope down.

I'm pretty happy with the setting now.

Do you notice the shot that's clipped the top left of the centre target? That's supposed to be in the top right!!!! I think it's the way I'm holding/squeezing the trigger. If I use the tip of my finger I'm prone to shoot too early. If I use the full phalange (yes, it's a real word) my shots are more reliable.

Target 3: (Far more to talk about here)



I think that's better (not perfect, but better).

I struggled throughout with keeping the target in focus.

So, what have I learnt?

  • Tractor wheels are not good stencils
  • Fuller fingering is better than "tipping"
  • My eyesight is a bit of an issue
  • I REALLY don't want to enter the arms race but I think I'm going to have to go "AO" on my scope to compensate for the above
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #234 on: December 13, 2016, 07:31:37 PM »
My Mrs reckons the full fingers better than just the tip  ;D
What pellets are you using ?
Is your breathing consistent?
Are you holding the rifle without any can't?
Are you shouldering the rifle the same each time ?
There seems to be a few flyers there but could be done to any of the above. I need to get myself down to the club to test a few theorys. All this land and not one decent day in ages so needs must really  ;D
Practice does make perfection but don't try to overthink things either just stick at it and enjoy yourself  :)
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #235 on: December 13, 2016, 08:21:26 PM »
''My Mrs reckons the full fingers better than just the tip  ;D''    :) ;D.

 If you tell us how much your prepared to spend on a scope ,I'm sure between us all we can suggest something suitable for your needs which maybe less expensive than you might think..
 
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #236 on: December 13, 2016, 08:30:47 PM »
My Mrs reckons the full fingers better than just the tip  ;D
What pellets are you using ?
Is your breathing consistent?
Are you holding the rifle without any can't?
Are you shouldering the rifle the same each time ?
There seems to be a few flyers there but could be done to any of the above. I need to get myself down to the club to test a few theorys. All this land and not one decent day in ages so needs must really  ;D
Practice does make perfection but don't try to overthink things either just stick at it and enjoy yourself  :)

Women, eh?

I'm sticking with JSBs, they've felt like the best since I started.

And I think I'm breathing OK, shouldering consistently and cantless but I suspect that I could easily miss a breath or a cant occasionally.
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #237 on: December 13, 2016, 08:31:53 PM »
Oh! And I'm definitely enjoying it.
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #238 on: December 13, 2016, 08:34:22 PM »
If you tell us how much your prepared to spend on a scope ,I'm sure between us all we can suggest something suitable for your needs which maybe less expensive than you might think..

Well, I'm not made of money and I don't see the point in spending a fortune when I could still be crap with the best kit in the world so how about  ....... 80 quid?
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #239 on: December 13, 2016, 08:59:03 PM »
Just a few points before we get the ball rolling.
 1 The smaller the objective lens, the greater depth of field.
 2 The less magnification used the greater depth of field.
 3 Most scopes objective lenses will actually alter the point of impact when rotated due to the shortcomings of construction as will altering the magnification.

 Personally ,if I wanted a scope dedicated to hunting with a 22 springer, I'd be looking for something which I can set the magnification for a wide field and also set the focus/ao at a distance where everthing is legible between 10 and 30 yards, this can also be used an an indication of range ,which is handy.So at 10 it looks abit blurry ,at 25 yards it's sharp then at 30-35 yards it's softening in to a blur again.The benefit of this is that anything that is distinguishable can be shot at woth no holdover/under.Just point and shoot.No need to adjust anything scope wise when set up.

 The scope you have now can be set up to do this but you would have to bite the bullet and reparalx/focus it using manual methods then set the magnification somewhere between 4 and 6.
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