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Posted: 7/31/2005 7:39:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2005 7:40:32 AM EDT by drobs]
I'm trying to sight in my Kobra Red Dot and am having no luck. At 25yds my shots are going high and to the right, I have the tool but I can't figure which screw I need to tighten or loosen.


Any website out there that gives a little more instruction? The manual just isn't helping me nor is Tantal's site.

I found this on Tantal's site. tantal.kalashnikov.guns.ru/kobrazer.html

So, if i wanted to move my shots down, what direction do I need to turn the dial? Clockwise or counter clockwise?


If I wanted to move my shots left which direction would I turn this dial? Clockwise or counter clockwise?

Does the set screw need to be loosened or tightened to adjust the dial?
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 8:12:13 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/31/2005 6:43:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2005 8:42:46 PM EDT by Orange_Neck]

Originally Posted By drobs:

So, if i wanted to move my shots down, what direction do I need to turn the dial? Clockwise or counter clockwise?


Clockwise to move the POI down.



If I wanted to move my shots left which direction would I turn this dial? Clockwise or counter clockwise?


Clockwise to move POI to the left.


Does the set screw need to be loosened or tightened to adjust the dial?

Yes- if the 7th click is still not enough.

Loosen the spanner screw will allow you to lift up the adjustment dials off the adjustment mechanism to return the "0" notch to the "indicator mark" without affecting POI. Never loosen the center screw.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 8:29:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/1/2005 8:33:11 AM EDT by drobs]
Thanks gents! I got it sighted in at 25yds yesterday. Sunday I'll get it set for 100yds. I did notice that I was able to get some nice tight groups using the dot.

Incase anyone reading this is interested, I got my Kobra from www.freedomoptics.com/
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 8:55:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 9:03:11 AM EDT
Anyone know the BZO range of a 74? Thanks
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:09:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/1/2005 10:13:38 AM EDT by ohsonofa]
hey drobs, I bought that same kobra sight from www.freedomoptics.com and the little lens where the beam comes out has glue/bumps on it. Heres a picture I took showing what I mean members.cox.net/outsiders/kobrabumps2.jpg
Does yours have this problem?
When I look through my sight the light bleeds into those bumps and you can see it when trying to aim, its pretty annoying hinking.gif
Ive been trying to get an exchange/return going with freedomoptics but the guy seems to be giving me the run around and hasnt even replied to my emails now for 5 days
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 11:44:53 AM EDT
Zeroing it starts off like this:

look at it and say: Hail Mary full of grace...

Then go from there. Seriously, I've heard that when you get it zeroed its pretty close to the M68 as far as accuracy.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:56:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ohsonofa:
hey drobs, I bought that same kobra sight from www.freedomoptics.com and the little lens where the beam comes out has glue/bumps on it. Heres a picture I took showing what I mean members.cox.net/outsiders/kobrabumps2.jpg
Does yours have this problem?
When I look through my sight the light bleeds into those bumps and you can see it when trying to aim, its pretty annoying
Ive been trying to get an exchange/return going with freedomoptics but the guy seems to be giving me the run around and hasnt even replied to my emails now for 5 days



I bought mine this last winter from them. Mine doesn't have any bumps on it like yours but I do see a glue line around but not on the lens. I tried to sight it in on an indoor range over the winter and gave up till recently. I noticed that I prefer a dimmer dot on the sight as it gives of less to no reflection on the window. Have you tried dimming yours down a little?
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:48:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/1/2005 4:49:45 PM EDT by ohsonofa]
welp i got all the glue off of the lens, it only took me 2 hours, about 50 q tips and half a bottle of goobegone hat


ps. ill never buy from freedomoptics ever again!
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 7:53:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ohsonofa:
welp i got all the glue off of the lens, it only took me 2 hours, about 50 q tips and half a bottle of goobegone what a chore that was



ps. ill never buy from freedomoptics ever again!



Glad to hear you were able to clean it up. Looking at that FO site, I noticed he doesn't include a phone number. I think I heard it's a guy selling these out of his basement as a part time thing.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 11:22:32 PM EDT
ya drobs im relieved, woulda been so bummed if I couldnt get that crap off
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 2:01:16 PM EDT
tagged, and FO has not let me down. Great guy to deal with.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 2:52:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2005 2:54:55 PM EDT by Apache659]

Originally Posted By ohsonofa:
welp i got all the glue off of the lens, it only took me 2 hours, about 50 q tips and half a bottle of goobegone what a chore that was



ps. ill never buy from freedomoptics ever again!



My Kobra came from Tantal and has a glue line around the lens but not in the center. This is from the manufacturer, I am glad you guys brought this up, otherwise I would never have noticed it ...
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 3:59:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Apache659:

Originally Posted By ohsonofa:
welp i got all the glue off of the lens, it only took me 2 hours, about 50 q tips and half a bottle of goobegone what a chore that was



ps. ill never buy from freedomoptics ever again!



My Kobra came from Tantal and has a glue line around the lens but not in the center. This is from the manufacturer, I am glad you guys brought this up, otherwise I would never have noticed it ...



Speaking of Tantal, what'd he charge you for your Kobra? I wanna say FO was cheaper but could be wrong.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 7:25:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2005 7:25:59 PM EDT by Apache659]
I'm pretty sure they were the same price($180 something maybe) and I got some other stuff so I just gave Tantal the business ...
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 3:39:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 4:00:21 PM EDT
I got mine in the group buy from FO for much much less. I've bought two more scopes from him since. Nothing but a pleasure to deal with.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 4:14:28 PM EDT

Loosen the spanner screw will allow you to lift up the adjustment dials off the adjustment mechanism to return the "0" notch to the "indicator mark" without affecting POI. Never loosen the center screw.

This is how mine worked. Both dials have the 'offset screw', the really small screw off to the side. Its a detent that keeps it from turning past 7 in either direction. What i did was loosen that, and turn it like crazy until sighted in (elevation took like 4 revolutions if not more, so these things have a ton of adjustment range). Once its sighted in you tighten the little screw back up and leave it, or you can loosen the 'spanner' screw and reset the dial to zero. For mine to do this i had to have both the spanner and offset screws loosened, and the spanner screw had to be loosened a lot. I dont know how many turns its was, but it was more than the 1.5 - 2 turns the instructions said.
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