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running out of windage adjustment on scope

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by noob_shooter, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. noob_shooter

    noob_shooter member

    Saia 308 22" barrel with center point 4-16x-40mm. Boresighted the gun @ 25yds on the dot. The scope almost perfectly lined up with the barrel in the center. Maybe slightly canted to the right? by 1-2 degree". Can't be perfect I guess. I'm using the UTG AK side mount. Tried it with my other scope and ran outta windage adjustment too. i'm hitting the bullseye, but afraid if i shoot @ like 100yds, i may need some windage adjustments and won't be able to...arrgg..

    I tested those scopes on my GSG-5 which was canted to the right by a good 5 degree and managed to zeroed it at 25 yds and still got plenty of windage adjustment left.. ***? my Saiga barrel is straight.

    Was having problem with accuracy last time with this mount. Got it fix, but still can't figured out why i am running out of the LEFT (turning the knob clockwise) windage adjustment. Zeroing at 25 yds and i got only like 3 more clicks.

  2. TAB

    TAB Well-Known Member

    sounds like the mount is skewed.
  3. moooose102

    moooose102 Well-Known Member

    +1. if you run out of windage, the mount is not on straight. if you mounted it yourself, take it to a gunsmith, tell him what is going on, and he can fix it for you for not all that much money.
  4. Evenflo76

    Evenflo76 Well-Known Member

    You said UTG, is it the quick release?

    If so, chuck it, they do not hold zero. Maybe if you never take it off...
  5. Slamfire

    Slamfire Well-Known Member

    Either the mount is off, or the barrel is off.

    No joke, barrels can be bent, or the receiver face/barrel shoulder junction is off axis.
  6. 3pairs12

    3pairs12 Well-Known Member

    I say the mount is probably off. If the scope is canted a 1/16" inside of a foot at 75 feet you will be off 41/2" give or take.
  7. lipadj46

    lipadj46 Well-Known Member

    The UTG mounts when mounted properly hold zero just fine. I do not expect any mount to hold zero when taken off and reinstalled. Some do and some don't and some do sometimes. Just leave the mount on.

    Either the UTG mount is canted (which is not common but not unheard of), the side mount on the Saiga is canted (uncommon). One thing to try is to get a BP-02 mount from eastwave and see if your scope is still off.

    Some guy posted a while back (maybe it was you) with the regular UTG mount that was off because they had it mounted wrong and bent the mount. Post a picture from the side so we can see the mount, make sure the side mount is fully pushed up on the mount cleat on the receiver.
  8. Evenflo76

    Evenflo76 Well-Known Member

    Yes, If I left mine mounted it would hold zero. It was a quick release.

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