How To Adjust An Air Rifle Scope

Air Gun shooting can be fun but it is baseless to shoot without hitting the target. Accuracy and precision are two of the most important things in Air riffle shooting. It is sheer carelessness to shoot aimlessly whether in hunting game or in target shooting. And you also have to know how to adjust air rifle scope and others need that need to be set up for perfect shooting. You will get the complete guide about setting of air rifle scope and rifle for hunting.

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To hit the target, it is very pertinent for the scope of the Air riffle to be adjusted to the required positioning. Here you find a step by step guide on how to get ready your air rifle and air rifle scope for hunting.

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Today, a plethora of Air Gun owners struggle with scope adjustment. Scope adjustment is quite simple and the procedure is stated in all the user manuals.

With this adjustment, the target will be enlarged and they users will be more vested with more ideas on how to handle Air Rifle. The cross hair is usually placed over the target for consistency and precise shooting. Adjustment of the air riffle scope is the key to accurate and precise shooting and must be achieved for better shooting result. Once the adjustment is done properly, the Air riffle can then be used for accurate shooting without much hassle. It is very pertinent for the scope to be sighted before every shooting. Adjustment of the scope is quite simple but technical in nature. It requires persistence and patience.

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Many Air Guns come with scopes which users cannot see through. In this post, we shall highlight some of the basic steps and actions to take in the adjustment of Air rifle. Please read through the user manual before going ahead to read this guide.

Don’t be too close or too far from the ​eye piece

In most cases, viewers usually see small images with large scope surrounding them. This indicate that the eye piece is either too close or too far from the viewer. This anomaly can be solved by loosening the scopes embedded in the rings. The scope should be positioned such that the user can have a clear view of the image as it leaves the eye piece. A large and clear image will be seen by sliding the scope back and forth. The best image can then be selected. It should be very clear and large.

Place more focus on the scope

Placing more focus on the scope does not imply having a clear view of the image. It involves viewing the reticle clearly. In this case, the Eye piece and the adjustable objectives are adjusted to the ideal specifications. To achieve this, viewers should look steadily at a plain image and avoid distraction. The Eye piece of the scope rotates from left to right in a pattern similar to that of the binoculars. After focusing on the plain image for some time, the movement of the scope will be seen clearly by the viewer. This adjustment is not solely focused on the image. It is a way of simplifying the scope adjustment process. Users can easily adjust their scopes without the need for glasses if these techniques are well mastered.

Avoid parallax when adjusting

Shot ranges can be deduced using the coincidence range finder. It is common for viewers to easily see double image of the target on the screen. The images come together in quick contrast immediately the dial is turned. There is an ideal distance for the range. Through mechanical triangulation, the Range-finder can provide information about the distance the images must be moved in order to meet each other. The process is very simple. To avoid errors, a little technicality should be applied. Parallax is a very key factor. Users can easily miss their targets if they ignore parallax. Error due to parallax is eliminated by using a parallax ring to adjust the target into a sharp and clear focus.

adjustment of air rifle scope

adjustment of air rifle scope

Pertinent actions to take:

Achieving accuracy in Air riffle shooting involves some important steps and actions. These actions must always be replicated for consistent results.

  • ​One of such actions is the setting up of the Bull's Eye for a plethora of targets.
  • ​A bull eye should be attached and assigned to each target. The shooter should be positioned at a point, 10 feet from the first target.
  • ​Before firing the Gun, the scope of the Gun should be aimed at the Bull's Eye and the user should master how to handle Air Rifle.
  • ​You should be very careful about the point where the pellet aims to strike the target. The position should be situated at a point just below the Eye of the bull and it should be centered.
  • ​The position may not be centered in some cases. In this case, you should carry out adjustment of the windage. Adjustment of the windage is done by making use of a flat-head screw driver to rotate the knob on the side footage of the scope.
  • ​Majority of knobs are covered by plastics so users can easily unscrew and remove them.
  • ​Simply rotate the knob in an anti-clockwise direction if the pellet point is situated on the left side of the bull's eye.
  • ​Turn the knob in a clockwise direction in cases where the point is situated on the right hand side of the bull's eye.
  • ​The ideal position of the shot is the center of the scope. It should be situated at a point equidistant with a point from the middle of the gun barrel to the scope's centre. More so, it should hit at a point below the bull's eye.

A quick illustration of the procedure goes thus:

  1. 1
    ​Check the top of the scope to ascertain whether it is too high or too low. With this, you would know how to carry out the adjustment of the elevation knob.
  2. 2
    ​Detach the plastic cover on the knob.
  3. 3
    ​Turn the knob in a clockwise direction if you wish to lower the shot.
  4. 4
    ​Turn the knob in an anti-clockwise direction of you wish to raise the shot.
  5. 5
    ​Proceed by cross-checking whether the scope is sighted at the ideal position which is 10 feet. You should aim to hit the bull-eye of the next target by releasing the trigger of the Gun.
  6. 6
    ​Take few steps to 10 yards away from target and release the trigger of the Gun while aiming to hit the bull's-eye.
  7. 7
    ​Everything should be fine and the shot should land at a point which is slightly higher but below the bull-eye and centered.

Continue to fire more shots and ensure that you adjust the elevation until the pellets hit the midpoint of the bull's-eye.

Also check the following video for clear idea on it.