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#2968565 - 10/04/12 12:47 PM Re: setting a scope [Re: BigD_625]
gboucher
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if i am reading you then the crosshairs move?
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#2968637 - 10/04/12 01:34 PM Re: setting a scope [Re: gboucher]
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Try shooting your own gun left handed and then right handed. You will hit differently. The better the scope often the smaller the variation due to parallax. If you have a cheap scope and a lot of variation in the shooters, then differences could be off a couple of inches at 100 yrds. That's why everyone should sight in their own rifle.
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#2968679 - 10/04/12 02:15 PM Re: setting a scope [Re: BigD_625]
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 Originally Posted By: BigD_625
The shooter's eye is what lines up the crosshairs with the target. If your eye isn't in the same place every time, the crosshairs do not line up the same every time.

To see it, look through the scope, line up the crosshairs, and move your head without moving the rifle.


Yup. Where the shooter rests his cheek has a lot to do with point of impact at longer ranges. Some people see this when going from a lead-sled type rest to shooting off-hand. Their cheek isn't in the same place and it affects their point of impact.

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#2968791 - 10/04/12 03:23 PM Re: setting a scope [Re: Rubberduck270]
gboucher
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i am not arguing, i just dont understand. it seems if the crosshairs dont move and the shooter holds the crosshairs on the same spot it would hit the same spot no matter who shoots it or where they held their cheek.
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#2968809 - 10/04/12 03:33 PM Re: setting a scope [Re: gboucher]
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I have a good friend who shoots alot and is a very good shoot. I also shoot alot. When we try each others guns the scope is way off in windage. We bouth wear glasses and have diferend eyes. That is all I know on this subject.
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#2968851 - 10/04/12 04:05 PM Re: setting a scope [Re: gboucher]
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 Originally Posted By: gboucher
i am not arguing, i just dont understand. it seems if the crosshairs dont move and the shooter holds the crosshairs on the same spot it would hit the same spot no matter who shoots it or where they held their cheek.

This is true if both shooters place their eye at the exact same place behind the scope. It's called parallax. When the image of the target, and the reticle, are not in EXACTLY the same plane, and by moving the eye up and down... or side to side, either the target OR the reticle appears to move in relation to the other.
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#2968868 - 10/04/12 04:23 PM Re: setting a scope [Re: infoman jr.]
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You can do the camera1, camera2 trick. Hold your finger out in front of you and close your left eye. Then, close your right eye and open your left. Your finger appears to move, even though it doesn't. It's all about point of view.
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