Has anybody zero'd a Shepherd Scope?


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OhioChief
June 24, 2012, 06:47 PM
I have a new Shepherd scope I just mounted on a .338 Lapua. I've not tried to shoot it yet. In reading the scope instructions and playing with it, honest to God I have no idea how this damn thing works. Please don't respond that I should have bought something else or why the F did you buy that. I did, it's mounted, how the #@@# does this thing work? Thanks guys! :banghead:

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proven
June 24, 2012, 06:59 PM
i hadn't heard of them til you posted this, so i likely won'tbe much help.....but what exactly is the issue? wouldn't you just zero it as you would any other scope?

i just read their zeroing instructions on their website. it seems pretty easy. not much different than a traditional scope. i just zeroed a scope on my .22 this afternoon. bore sighted the old fashioned way fired a three shot group. still holding the crosshairs on taget and looking through the scope, used the turrets to move the crosshairs over the bullet impact point. fired another three more rounds and moved 2 more clicks for elevation (.1 mil). done. had it zeroed at 50 yds.

OhioChief
June 24, 2012, 07:12 PM
I know, you'd think so right. But you'd have to see one to understand. their's adjustments for the crosshairs, there's adjustments for the circles, and I get how you can adjust them to zero, but then the cross hairs and circles are no longer in the center of the scope. At least when I do it. I'm doing something wrong, I'll probably call them and ask the question.

TurtlePhish
June 25, 2012, 12:06 AM
So the reticle moves in the field of view? Sounds like an old Soviet PU scope. The major zeroing is gonna have to be done by the mount. Shims or something.

fallout mike
June 25, 2012, 12:25 AM
They are supposed to be one shot sight ins.

captain awesome
June 25, 2012, 01:29 AM
I remember reading about these. As I recall it seemed rather complicated a first but I think there is a youtube video that clarified things.

the two reticals move separate from each other. So, fire into the target, then while looking through the scope at the target you just shot, keep the cross hairs on the center of the target (or your original point of aim), but move the circle to the bullet hole. You should now have the circle corresponding with the bullet hole while the cross hairs are on the center of the target at the same time. then move the cross hairs to where the circles are.

I have employed the same concept with a regular scope, its just much more difficult because the rifle can't move at all once your start moving the cross hairs. With the Shepard scope, the cross hairs remain your reference mark. I was under the impression you don't need shims like with the old soviet scopes, because I believe the field of view moves with the cross hairs. maybe I was wrong on that?

jem375
June 25, 2012, 09:23 AM
I had 2 of them on 2 different rifles, and they work the way they are supposed to work. They are really very good scopes just went a different way with mine. One was on a 7MM STW and the other was my coyote rifle with the Shepherd on it, but went to a lighter rifle and an EO Tech instead..
You shoot and use the knobs to move the circle to the hole that you shot and then move the circle back to the original setting using the other set of knobs... the next shot should be right in the bullseye...

OhioChief
June 26, 2012, 09:04 PM
Thanks Jem! that's the first real solution I've heard. Nobody (including the shepherd website) mentions a way to move the circle back using the other knobs. I'll try that. I'm sure it's something like that, that I'm just not understanding.

TexasPatriot.308
June 26, 2012, 09:07 PM
just like any other....why should you need instructions?

mshootnit
June 26, 2012, 09:53 PM
Shepherds are different. A Nebraska company

jem375
June 26, 2012, 10:05 PM
Thanks Jem! that's the first real solution I've heard. Nobody (including the shepherd website) mentions a way to move the circle back using the other knobs. I'll try that. I'm sure it's something like that, that I'm just not understanding.
first move is with the knobs that you can turn with your fingers, move the circle to the hole that you shot, then use the knobs that you have to use a coin or something like that to move it back to the middle of the scope... while you are doing this keep the crosshair in the middle of the bullseye...

fallout mike
June 26, 2012, 10:53 PM
Chief, if you get aggravated with it and decide to chunk it out I will reluctantly take it off your hands. I may even pay the shipping.

jmorris
June 27, 2012, 01:23 AM
It is really two scopes in one so you cant loose point of reference while moving to the impact of the bullet in relation to the point of aim.


Post #45 in the thread below should be all you need

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=583472&page=2&highlight=sheapard

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