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#1 Thunderstick

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Posted 27 April 2021 - 11:06 AM

So last year leaving my stand I positioned my muzzle loader on the rail to get turned around. The movement caused the muzzle loader to slide and over the side it went. I was lucky to catch part of the sling before it went to the ground but the scope contacted the stand. No marks but I tested it and it was now off. I installed another older one I had home but wonder if the Bushnell that was on it would still be useable. Is it normal for a scope to take impact knocking it out of adjustment, and then be readjusted to hold zero?, or are they mostly done?


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Posted 27 April 2021 - 11:38 AM

So last year leaving my stand I positioned my muzzle loader on the rail to get turned around. The movement caused the muzzle loader to slide and over the side it went. I was lucky to catch part of the sling before it went to the ground but the scope contacted the stand. No marks but I tested it and it was now off. I installed another older one I had home but wonder if the Bushnell that was on it would still be useable. Is it normal for a scope to take impact knocking it out of adjustment, and then be readjusted to hold zero?, or are they mostly done?

Not done until you try it again on something. Most good ones will take quite a wack I have found before the internals are damaged. No marks doesn't sound like it took a real hard hit

 Worth remounting on something else and trying again IMO 

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Posted 27 April 2021 - 12:09 PM

I did almost the same with my 308. I checked it and sure enough it was off. I re-zeroed it and it's been fine ever since.

I would remount it and give it a try...it's probably fine.


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Posted 27 April 2021 - 12:10 PM

I've knocked them off zero and had to dial em back in more times than I care to admit. Yes, I'm that clumsy lol. Most people's idea of a successful season is filling a tag. Mine is getting through it without going "arse over kettle"!
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Posted 27 April 2021 - 01:03 PM

I've knocked them off zero and had to dial em back in more times than I care to admit. Yes, I'm that clumsy lol. Most people's idea of a successful season is filling a tag. Mine is getting through it without going "arse over kettle"!

I think it gets worse the older one gets.


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Posted 27 April 2021 - 01:07 PM

Rezero it then dial it up eight clicks and fire a shot, then dial right eight clicks and fire a shot, dial down 8 and fire then dial left 8 and fire a shot. The last shot should be where you started. It's a box test to make sure everything is functioning properly. You should have a square of shots about 2"  between each one if done at 100 yrds. Depending on the quality of the scope it could be dead on 2" or they could be off a bit. If it's not even close I would have concerns about its reliability.


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#7 Thunderstick

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Posted 27 April 2021 - 01:10 PM

Not done until you try it again on something. Most good ones will take quite a wack I have found before the internals are damaged. No marks doesn't sound like it took a real hard hit

 Worth remounting on something else and trying again IMO 

Cheers

Thinking of putting it back on the muzzle loader. The scope rings on the muzzle loader are so close together it takes a scope that is a certain length and this one had the square housing for the adjustment turrets. The bell scopes will not work.


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Posted 27 April 2021 - 01:13 PM

Thinking of putting it back on the muzzle loader. The scope rings on the muzzle loader are so close together it takes a scope that is a certain length and this one had the square housing for the adjustment turrets. The bell scopes will not work.

I would. Are the rings lapped  

 Do you have enough blue loctite in stock for that big joblaugh.png laugh.png a quart should do


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Posted 27 April 2021 - 05:31 PM

I would. Are the rings lapped  

 Do you have enough blue loctite in stock for that big joblaugh.png laugh.png a quart should do

I don't lap the rings, I just lather the blue stuff all over them until it squishes out the sides. My range day has now been cancelled. Back to the woods to finish off my fire wood extraction and maybe a new deer plot with no range time. The local co-op brought in some special deer seed for me to try. Taking the pup over night to the cabin this week. He has spotted the stuffed bear and is not just sure what to think.


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Posted 27 April 2021 - 05:35 PM

I don't lap the rings, I just lather the blue stuff all over them until it squishes out the sides. My range day has now been cancelled. Back to the woods to finish off my fire wood extraction and maybe a new deer plot with no range time. The local co-op brought in some special deer seed for me to try. Taking the pup over night to the cabin this week. He has spotted the stuffed bear and is not just sure what to think.

Only reason I asked if not sometimes it doesn't take much of a bump if not lapped to see what you are

My guess is that scope is fine

The pup will love it  and in a few weeks he will be able to eat a live bear the way he is growing

 

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Posted 28 April 2021 - 06:19 AM

TS..IMHO It'll be fine.

Most scopes are pretty resilient to hard knocks. Like Nomad...I've had my share of "oops chit" moments too. But that comes with territory of doing a lot of hunting/walking in ALL kinds of weather. I put a 1/2 inch dent in the objective bell of a Bushnell Scopechief scope many ...many moons ago. Re-zeroed it and it stayed on that very same Sako 7mmRM rifle for another 7 or 8 yrs !! Never an issue with fogging or holding zero.


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Posted 28 April 2021 - 07:55 AM

TS..IMHO It'll be fine.

Most scopes are pretty resilient to hard knocks. Like Nomad...I've had my share of "oops chit" moments too. But that comes with territory of doing a lot of hunting/walking in ALL kinds of weather. I put a 1/2 inch dent in the objective bell of a Bushnell Scopechief scope many ...many moons ago. Re-zeroed it and it stayed on that very same Sako 7mmRM rifle for another 7 or 8 yrs !! Never an issue with fogging or holding zero.

I was going to take the one I have on the muzzle loader off yesterday and put the the one in question back on for the range but that went south quickly with no ranges. I re zeroed it in the mirror, things seem to adjust as normal.


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Posted 30 April 2021 - 05:01 AM

 If it is a Liberal scope it should zero it self lol. Should be able to go all the way on x an back to it's tru center and on y then re sight and see if any problems.

 


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Posted 30 April 2021 - 04:38 PM

 If it is a Liberal scope it should zero it self lol. Should be able to go all the way on x an back to it's tru center and on y then re sight and see if any problems.

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Posted 01 May 2021 - 09:09 AM

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