Zeroing Your Scope

Instructions for zeroing your rifle

  1. Set your rifle on a proper bench rest, making sure it is stable and secure so it will not move

  2. Line up the cross-hairs in the centre of the target and squeeze the trigger

  3. Once you have your bullet strike, move the rifle so the cross-hairs are covering the centre of the strike. Make sure the rifle is steady and secure again.

  4. Now, using the scope turrets, move the cross-hairs back to the centre of the target – the next shot should go where they are pointed now.

The above is a quick way to zero a rifle and works best for rimfire models. You will always need to fine-tune them to make sure that they are zeroed exactly. Your bench rest must be solid and secure, and your target must, of course, be in a safe position.