CHUCKS IMPACT DISCOVERY – SCOPE RAIL ALIGNMENT

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    CHUCK
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    I made a discovery with my Impact a couple days ago that I would like to share. I decided to reset my scope after finishing an exhausting amount of testing and finally settling on a configuration that I am going to stay with for awhile.

    So I removed my scope and optically centered the reticle… first I set my scope to its lowest magnification, and then set its parallax adjustment to infinity. Then I held it against the bathroom mirror and adjusted the elevation and windage until the two reticles become one. Next I mounted my scope back on my Impact in its FX No Limits Rings. While aiming at a target at 50 yards I set the elevation using only the FX No Limits Rings…it was one of those times when I was able to zero the elevation without using any clicks. 

    Now comes The Trick! Instead of using my windage turret to zero my scope for the windage correction I used the scope rail! I was able to zero my scope for windage only using two clicks…by simply loosening the two rear screws and the front screw of my scope rail. I snugged up the front screw and one of the rear screws just enough to give them some tension. Then, after making a registration mark on the rear of the scope rail, I kept firing shots and moving the rear of the scope rail a little to one side or another, until I was able to get a shot to land almost dead center. At that point I decided not to press my luck any further and used two clicks with my windage turret to bring it to dead on zero at 50 yards, and finally fully tightened the two rear screws and the front one.

    By using this new Trick I discovered I can now re-zero my scope any time I need to without using any of the elevation or windage clicks to do so. This allows my reticle to stay at optical center at whatever range I decide to zero my scope for repetitive shooting. Just another discovery on the road to perfection! I am going to let FX know about this and maybe they will make slot in the rear of the scope rail someday to facilitate using the scope rail to zero for windage, but until then this Trick works great! 😃

    All the best, Chuck

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    Ydunn.223
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    I like what you did there Chuck, I'm sure this will help somebody. 

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    Smok3y
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    Wow. Trying something different. I like it. 

    No need to purchase the fully adjustable rings when you can just buy the adjustable elevation rings and move the rail instead!

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    Swish
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    Nice!

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    far_shot
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    When my rail screws came loose last Spring, I found I could get nearly 4" of windage at 40 yards. I never thought to center the scope with it. I just tightened it down parallel  to the frame :)

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    Airgun-hobbyist
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    You can also shim the back of that rail up, under rail at those screws, to elevate the rear to get you all the use of the scope's MOA dialing potential that you desire to keep the scope at optical center as well.  

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    ahmed
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    wow! now thats something I will do for sure!

    Love it !

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    bucketboy
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    Nice find, makes me wonder why there isn’t a dowel location pin to ensure the scope rail fits into the exact place every time.

     

    Bb

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    Gaberossi
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    Haha! Love it Chuck!

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