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Scope reattached consistency
N454casull Posts: 690 Senior Member
Awhile back I took a scope off of a gun in anticipation of using it on a different gun. I ended up getting a new scope for said gun and am going to mount the scope back on the original gun.
My question is how well will it “return to zero” when mounted? Nothing has been adjusted I never removed it from the rings, never took the base off the gun. I think it should be pretty close but will need some fine tuning. Anyone ever try this before?
Thats the deciding factor.
Warne one piece rings (not the split top style)
Standard Picatinny rail milled into receiver.
But sometimes you get lucky. Before I sent a Leupold back for a CDS dial upgrade, I pencil-marked the ring location on the tube before I pulled it off the MK4 base/ring combo (the base and ring bottoms stayed in place). When the scope came back, Leupold had set the dial in the 100 yard location for my load. Re-mounted in the rings and the first shot pinwheeled the target paster. I am still GREATLY puzzled where I managed to accumulate that kind of positive Karma.
"Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
i think it will depend on how everything worked together in the first place.
You have no idea if something didnt fit correctly and was just more or less hammered/tighten into place.
Then the mechanical side in me says you have X, Y and Z to deal with and then the quality of the scope and how collinear the tubes are in front and back of the turret the mounts too.
I know im probably make it a bigger deal than it is, but in reality you wont know until you do it and if it was me, i sure would not bet my life or maybe some game on it. i would VERIFY after you get things put back together.
- Don Burt