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    ''Poor mans'' zero stop

    A zero stop would be great, but most scopes that offer it as a feature are too big and heavy (or expensive) for me to personally want on my own hunting rifle.

    I have lost animals due to inexperience (loosing track of my rotations), a zero stop would have redeemed this situation...but instead I've had to remove the bolt and bore-sight it to get it back on zero again.

    So this is the next best thing:




    So the sticker (label maker) indicates how far I have to turn the turret (anticlockwise) back from a hard stop if I wind it all the way in (clockwise). The dial will read zero again when clicked backwards, so it's very fast to do.

    The notation could be in MOA, turns, a mix of both....it matters not, as long as you can understand it in a panic situation. I went for turns and then remainder in MOA i.e:

    2T/12MOA = 2 full turns, plus 12MOA

    I could have written 42MOA (my turrets are 15MOA per revolution) but I figured 2T + 12MOA was easier to read in a hurry than 30MOA + 12MOA? personal choice really?

    Anyway, hope this is of some help to anyone in the same boat who has lost track of there dial?

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    Re: ''Poor mans'' zero stop

    Does it change everytime you remove the action from the stock?. Great idea

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreepingDeath View Post
    Does it change everytime you remove the action from the stock?. Great idea

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 2
    Nah, that w\shouldn't effect it. However if you were to change loads or re-zero it...then you'd have to make a new sticker. I've done my load developement and have a load that should be good until the throat wears in say 100-200 rounds...then I'll have to tweek its seating death and maybe re-zero it...but hey, thats longrange shooting for ya.

    If it was 2T/13MOA (i.e the re-zero moved 1MOA) I wouldn't bother replacing the sticker as the zero, is always on the 0MOA mark on the turret, so that would be close enough to the first one (2T/12MOA) to get me back to zero, if you get what I mean?

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