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Old 15th April 2010, 09:37 PM
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Default Big nikko help.

At Christmas i bought a second hand big nikko, and have recently bought a steyr, so have spent the last few days working out my elevation in order to dial in.

The scope came with a shark fin and was already marked for range finding.
Which i checked against my range finder and the markings were proving to be spot on.

Until i ranged a target that was according to the markings on the scope 8 yards away, but according to my range finder was 10 yards away.

So i got out my tape measure and it was indeed 10 yards away.
No biggie i thought, just a slight amendment to the sidewheel markings was needed.

I then put a target out at a measured 8 yards and tried to parallax it but found it impossible.
It will not focus below ten yards at 50x, 10 yards focuses crystal clear but any closer is a blurred mess.

Looked at nikko's website and they claim it parallaxes down to 10 yards, so it is doing what it says on the side of the tin.

So how do i range find between 8-10 yards.

Thanks in advance,
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Old 15th April 2010, 09:57 PM
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Either reparallax it, or use a close focus adapter.
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Old 15th April 2010, 10:12 PM
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i would suggest neither of the above as reparallaxing will possibly muck up top end ranges. And i have never seen a close up adapter(im not saying there isnt one just not seen anyone have one)

i have one and just shoot it blurred as i shoot at 50x and never mag down setting up top turret on my 55yd mark
But this also depends on how high your mounts are too. Im shooting a s400 with my nikko on top.

If im shooting at a reducer at that range aim top of kill. (but if you see my scores maybe my advice shouldnt be used)

Really learn your scope and its forboyles guess that if it doesnt focus it must be 8-10 yrd

As each scope has a niggle we are never gonna have it perfect.

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Old 15th April 2010, 10:22 PM
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I take it you've used different mag
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Old 15th April 2010, 11:17 PM
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I use the Leup 50ft adaptor for close ranges on mine - I can range find down to 6 yards with it
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Old 15th April 2010, 11:51 PM
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Don't sweat it mate, FT psycology works in your favour here. Courses are set out by FT shooters who will be damn careful NOT to put a target out closer than 8 yards, they'll probably carefully measure it to make sure so you are virtually guaranteed an 8 yarder if it's blurred!
I was going to get a 50 foot adapter but to be honest I haven't found the need, if it's blurred but I can see some detail just not well, it's probably 9 yards. If it's very blurred I assume 8 yards, I generally get my close ones.
You don't really get enough short ones to be an issue though, some people don't dial at all just drop the mag & aim high, atleast you won't fall into the 'Turret Out' trap!
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Its about time we braught in 10ml kills for under 15 yards!
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Originally Posted by NJR 100 View Post
Its about time we braught in 10ml kills for under 15 yards!
Get yourself to the Anglo American and fill yer boots

I would advise against just aiming high on close targets - at least have dial settings for them.

The worst part of dialing for close targets is having to go a full turn out - just use another aim point on the ret and keep within one turn and you will be fine


PS - I would leave the parallax at 10 yards - moving it closer will make the gaps higher up the ranges come closer together slightly (and before anyone tells me it wont - I have tried and tested this and know it to be true + I have a close focus adaptor now)
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re-parralax, still got a good gap between 50 and 55, yrd perfect and crystal clear down to 9yrds on 40mag, drop mag to 10/20 and its fine at 8yrds. Just got to do a bit of practice
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Old 16th April 2010, 07:02 PM
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Thanks, everyone for your advice.
Interesting replies, how people do things differently.

Thanks again,
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