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Best way to tune a .22 caliber rifle?

Old 12-10-2012, 08:57 PM
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Default Best way to tune a .22 caliber rifle?

Hey I ask this because my cousin and I are a little dumbfounded. We went to a local indoor shooting range to tune it. We are resighting because apparently my cousins brother droppd the rifle cause the scope to miss its money shots. Id say from yards in the indoor shooting range it was on the money after a few tweeks...on the money at 10 yards...but then it began to be way high? Why is this? Thanks im not to familiar with tuning in scopes as I usually tag along with my cousin...is it that we are to close to the target?

Thanks btw i posted this in the white tail section as im not too familiar with the other sections and dont know where to place it. Also .22 caliber will not ever been used on white tails...just for small game.

Thanks Appreciate it!
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:48 AM
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I think your way too close! I would start at 25yrd
At the least... My lil 22 is money at 50 and I dropped a tree rat at about 30 the other day...
I have a buddy that bought a 22 "toy" and he's making a pop can dance at 100yrd. But he says it dropped drastically after 100. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:31 AM
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What scope are you using.
The cheap .22 scopes you get at a department store, are not reliable at all.
I used to get them, until I found that you can move the zero just by touching the turrets.
Get a better made 4x32 name brand scope, that cost more than $20.00
It will pay for it self many times over, by keeping the zero.
Good Luck.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:51 AM
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if you look at the trajectory of the bullet, it starts out below the line of the scope (by however high the scope is mounted over the barrel). The bullet is then going to slowly rise then come back down sort of like a small rainbow. If you zero at 10 yards, the bullet is still rising, so the bullet would be much higher at 25 and prob 50 yards and then begin to drop back down. Unless you are only going to be shooting at 10 yards all the time, you need to sight it in at a more useable distance, somewhere between 25 and 50.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:09 PM
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Hey everybody thanks for replies, don't know if Bushnell is a good brand however thats the scope brand according to my cousin. I'm not looking at the scope right now it's at his house.
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