The scope ghost has a habit of moving the zero on rifle scopes between hunting seasons. It always pays to check your zero before spending hours in the tree stand, and then missing that big buck because you did not check your zero.
Test fire your gun to be sure your scope is on, if not follow the steps below.
STEPS FOR ZEROING SCOPES
1. Bore sight your rifle.
Sand bag your rifle, remove bolt, sight down the bore and be sure the cross-hairs on the scope line up on the same point on your target. If not adjust scope (without moving rifle) to the same point. This will put you on paper.
2. Fire 1 shot.
3. With the gun on sand bags place your cross hairs on the same aim point as before and without moving the rifle use the turrets to move the cross hairs on the scope to the point of impact.
4. Fire 1 shot. Adjust again if needed as in step 3.
5. Fire 1 shot to verify rifle is zeroed in.
If you have a rifle with a flexible forearm it would be wise to fire a few shots like you will while hunting. This type of rifle acts a little different when your not sandbags.
If you bag your big buck send us a picture and we will post it on our facebook page. Good luck and happy hunting
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