Riflescope Setup – Part 3: Rifle and Scope Calibration

Quite often you hear shooters ask “What’s the best range to zero my scope at?”. It’s a perfectly valid question and yet the response can be varied from 25 to 35 yards or “the range at which you will shoot at the most”. Whilst there is nothing wrong with any of those answers, they won’t necessarily help the shooter get the most from their rifle and scope combination and there’s certainly never any mention of magnification. Continue reading “Riflescope Setup – Part 3: Rifle and Scope Calibration”

Riflescope Setup – Part 2: Scope Cant and Why You Don’t Want It

In part 1 I spoke about riflescope eye relief, how to select a riflescope with respect to eye relief and your rifle and how to mount your riflescope, again within the context of eye relief. In this article, I will discuss scope cant, what it is, its effects on the pellet’s impact point and how to eliminate it. Continue reading “Riflescope Setup – Part 2: Scope Cant and Why You Don’t Want It”

Riflescope Setup – Part 1: Eye Relief

I thought I would write a series of articles about how to correctly setup your riflescope. This will be the first article and it will show you how to correctly setup your riflescope for the optimum field of view. Future articles will cover scope cant, how to quickly and efficiently zero your riflescope and another will discuss calibration of your riflescope and rifle combination using Chairgun Pro. Continue reading “Riflescope Setup – Part 1: Eye Relief”

Leading-in a barrel. What is it and why you need to do it…

I’m sure many will have heard the term leading-in a barrel. Or perhaps you’ve heard of it without realising by being told to run-in a new air rifle by shooting a tin of pellets through it. I have heard this many times over but never seen any documented evidence of this. So I thought I’d have a go at recording the effect in practise. Continue reading “Leading-in a barrel. What is it and why you need to do it…”

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