Scope Instructions

How to Set-up Your D Z  Scope Properly in 3 Simple Steps

  1. The first thing you need to do is mount the scope so the eye relief is correct and the horizontal cross hairs are in line with your rifle.
    •  You need to establish proper and instant sight alignment – we suggest 2 inches as a starting point for eye relief but whatever position you decide on, keep in mind that your cheek-weld must not change so find a position on your rifle and bring the scope to you (or push it further away depending on your particular needs)
      • A cheek weld is basically the SINGLE LOCATION you come back to every time you lay your face down on the butt stock or cheek rest. In order to become a great shooter, you’ll learn that consistency and repetition in movement and technique are completely essential. Finding the right cheek weld every time will ensure that you are able to get on your target quickly and accurately. Note: In Silhouette Scope Class,  adjustable cheek rests and risers are permitted.
    • In order for the scope mounts to work effectively, it is very important to establish a level mount and line up the horizontal cross hairs to that level position, once this has been established, your adjustments will be precise and more importantly, repeatable so take extra time in setting up the scope/mounts. When you set the cross hair horizontal and eye relief be sure to have the Pope rib/Stop against the front mount so you don’t damage the Pope rib.
  2. The next thing is to focus the rear reticle so the crosshairs are very crisp.
    • You can do this by looking at the blue sky and focus them (don’t stare more then 5 seconds as your eyes will adjust to the condition) then lock the reticle lock ring.
  3. Your next step will take place at the range (silhouette shooters). Set the front reticle (parallax adjustment) for the turkey distance then lock the reticle lock ring and check often to make sure the reticle doesn’t come loose.
    • For parallax you really only need to think of the scope as having two planes, one is where the image is formed and the second is where the reticle is focused. If you do not have the image of the target and the reticle in the same plane you will have parallax. You can tell if they are not in the same plane by moving your eye up, down or side to side. If parallax is present the reticle will appear to move off the target. Also, when you have properly compensated for parallax, Turkeys will be extremely crisp and focused which will keep all the 4 distances clear and you won’t need to adjust any more.
  • NOTE: 
  • We have had some shooters tell us they get a glare or a distortion in high light conditions.
  • We have found this is from the glare off the sight. The sight is not in the way but the glare is caused by the front sight reflecting into the front lens.
  • Do not spray lubricant on the scope it will get on the lenses and you will not like it!!! Use a cloth with light oil and wipe the scope down with it.

That’s it, if you have followed these steps then you are all set to start shooting competitively. Remember to lock your settings and occasionally check the lock-rings as shooting can and will eventually loosen them up a bit.

For those of you who need the scope package weight it is 18.88 ounces.

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