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Old 25th January 2014, 06:56 PM
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Default Mounting scope for FT

I'm a newbie about to assemble FT rig for first time, I have read numerous posts and the BAFTA module advising mounting ' optical centered scope' at 55yrds , but in doing this are you not only adjusting your turret in one direction from lowest point on arc at 55 or 8 yrds to highest point ( zenith ) at say 25yrds. Would it be any better to set ' optical centered scope ' to 40yrds and thus your would dial from 55 back to center ( 40 ) and an equal distance down to 25 using the mechanics of your turret in the center ????
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Old 25th January 2014, 07:09 PM
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I know that some prefer to have their scope optically centred at 55 yards, so that the scope is working at its best for range finding the longer target distances.

However, I prefer to optically centre mine at at my chosen zero range of 35 yards.
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Old 25th January 2014, 07:10 PM
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You're assuming that difference in clicks between 55 yards and 40 yards and 40 yards and 25 yards will be the same.. they more than likely won't be. The difference in yards is the same, but not in clicks of the turret.

I don't think it really matters too much anyway... mine's optically centred at 35 yards for no other reason than I don't have adjustable mounts fitted and 35 yards is where my pellet intersects the crosshairs with 2 bits of negative under the rear mounts.

I do always return my turret to it's 35 yard mark when I rangefind though.
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Old 25th January 2014, 08:17 PM
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I centre my scopes at 45y and this for me, gives me nearly the same number of clicks in either direction.
That way, I'm always the closest I can be to optical centre.
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Old 27th January 2014, 12:29 PM
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Thanks for input guys , didn't think about returning back to center to range find so thanks for that also....
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