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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 10/1/2005 4:44:20 PM EDT
I got a used simmons scope included in a buy. It is a 3-9x40 and I got it zeroed at 50 yards on 4 power (it is a 22lr) but when trying the magnification from 4 to 7-9 the point of impact changed a lot.
Is this supposed to be normal? I am used to the fixed power ones and variables are new to me.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 9:50:32 PM EDT
according to the instructions, you're suppose to zero in at the highest magnification.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 10:19:18 PM EDT
Wouldn't matter what power you zeroed it. Simmons and other cheap scopes are known for POI when changing power. Best to zero at the magnification you plan on using and leave it there. Simmons has come out with a new Master series which they claim tracks properly on the click adjustments but I don't if they fixed the power ring problem. Usually caused by poor machining tolerances.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 8:28:47 AM EDT
Yeah, I zeroed at 50yd on 4 power. I was getting nice groups but when going to 8 or 9 it was shooting right and low. It is a plinker so I am going to set it at 4. Maybe I will rezero but I doubt it.

Thanks again.
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