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#3011260 - 11/01/12 04:53 PM How Hard is it to Knock a Scope Off It's Zero?
UTGrad
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So I've always wondered how hard is it to knock a scope off it's zero. Anyone got stories of falls or dropping their gun to only find it still be on.
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#3011271 - 11/01/12 04:59 PM Re: How Hard is it to Knock a Scope Off It's Zero? [Re: UTGrad]
BigD_625
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Dropped a Ruger carbine with an old tasco all the way out of the truck one time. Wasn't paying attention. I think I was 12.

Scope was fine, but I learned a lesson.

I think if you have a good scope with sturdy mounts (properly tightened screws), it takes more punishment than anyone would inflict on a nice weapon.
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#3011349 - 11/01/12 05:44 PM Re: How Hard is it to Knock a Scope Off It's Zero? [Re: BigD_625]
pressfit
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I put a 3x9 tasco on my 6mm 10-12 years ago.. I hunt with it every year the whole season long.. dropped,banged it every year.. if I have ever had to adjust it I cant remember it..
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#3011443 - 11/01/12 06:46 PM Re: How Hard is it to Knock a Scope Off It's Zero? [Re: pressfit]
Model70Man
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I went on a TNdeer hog hunt several years ago back in 2007 and was hunting a rock cliff. To make a long story short, I slipped and dropped my rifle to grab a tree to save my life. It fell down a 40-50 ft rock cliff. It took direct hits to the scope several times, one hard hit to the Talley Lightweight rings, the bolt handle, muzzle, and stock. I took it to the range and it was dead on. The scope is a Zeiss Conquest 2.5-8x32 and it is still on the same rifle. The rifle contiues to shoot dead on. One reason I'm sold on Zeiss.

This is the hog I killed on the hunt. Shot it with my M19 S&W 357 Mag.
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#3011872 - 11/01/12 09:59 PM Re: How Hard is it to Knock a Scope Off It's Zero? [Re: Model70Man]
FULLDRAWXX75
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I have had one or two of my rifles tip over after leaning them against a tree over the yrs. and hit the ground, one even hit a flat rock. Neither were effected.

FDXX75

PS: But I had a POS Burris pistol scope that I blew the crosshairs out of twice in less than a yr. from recoil of a .357 mag


Edited by FULLDRAWXX75 (11/01/12 10:00 PM)
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#3011879 - 11/01/12 10:05 PM Re: How Hard is it to Knock a Scope Off It's Zero? [Re: Model70Man]
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Have a Remington 700 LTR .308 (Light Tactical Rifle) with 3x9 Burris Fullfield II and Talley bases and mounts and have traveled all over North America whacking animals. Rifle has been dropped and god knows what else by airline baggage handlers and never had a problem holding zero. Also have a Marlin .35 Remington with Leupold 2x7 Vari XIII and Weaver base with Talley rings that took an unfortunate tumble out of a treestand but still holds zero like the day I first sighted it in.
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#3011948 - 11/01/12 11:54 PM Re: How Hard is it to Knock a Scope Off It's Zero? [Re: Buccaneer]
jakeway
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I've had Redhead scopes and Burris take hits hard enough to scratch the turret caps and dent the edge of the bell and still hold zero. I've had a Tasco scope that would go off adjustment after looking at it hard. A Simmons scope I used to use also seemed to get out of adjustment with no known bumps. It probably depends on the strength and angle of the hits, but I'd check zero fairly frequently whether you think you banged it or not.
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#3012047 - 11/02/12 06:13 AM Re: How Hard is it to Knock a Scope Off It's Zero? [Re: jakeway]
7mminatree
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I was trying to put my coveralls on in a tree stand a few years ago and knocked my rifle (model 11 Savage .308 with a Bushnell Elite 3200 3x9x40, millet mounts) of the hook it was hanging on. The rifle fell 20 ft. to the ground, bounced on a root and cartwheeled down the ridge and stopped on a big rock outcropping. The Elite has two dents in it the size of a dime. One is right next to the elevation turret. The rifle still shoots 1/2 moa and zero remains dead on.
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#3012222 - 11/02/12 07:56 AM Re: How Hard is it to Knock a Scope Off It's Zero? [Re: 7mminatree]
BigD_625
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The hard part is deciding...do you hunt, or do you go shoot it after you drop it in the woods.
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#3012552 - 11/02/12 11:33 AM Re: How Hard is it to Knock a Scope Off It's Zero? [Re: BigD_625]
bjohnson
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Depends on the scope...I had a Nikon Monarch on .300 RUM that would not hold zero. Sent it back and got another one...same thing. It now sits on a .22
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