by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier
This report covers:
- What optically centering DOES NOT mean
- What optically centering really is
- How to optically center a scope
- Why do we do it?
- Field target
- Counting clicks — mechanical centering
- Erector tube return spring
- A better way
- What about left and right?
- Why so anal?
- Pragmatic approach
Today we are going to discuss optically centering a scope. It’s going to be a difficult report for me to write, because the subject does not have much merit for airgunners. So I will compensate by adding some things that do have merit. Let’s go!
What optically centering DOES NOT mean
Let’s start with what optical centering DOESN’T mean. The optical center of the scope is not the place at which there are an equal number of clicks up and down and side to side. I say that and some of you already know it and yet the website “RifleOpticsWorld” has an online article written by “Rifle Optics Team” that says that setting a scope to the optical center is simply returning it to the factory setting. Excuse me?????