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    Posted: August 31 2020 at 11:54am
So I fitted the Schmitt Bender scope to the No8 trainer on Saturday. got the basic set up done without any real issues. Then took to the 50 metre range in the afternoon.
The weather was poor, shifting between light rain and downpour all afternoon. I continued shooting through all of it and put a box of RWS Match .22 down range.
I stuck 4x 10 metre Air rifle targets on the back of a C50 Target and started to get the zero sorted. First shots were low but on the C50 paper. The Scope adjustment is in "Mils" not MOA. So 1 mil is 5mm at this range. It took a while to get onto the target I was aiming at (they are very small). When I was happy with the POA and POI. I shot the remaining targets. Very happy with the results. Scope is 1.5-6x42.
I was using 4.5 x magnification initially; then tried at the max 6x. 
It's definitely easier to get good results with the scope; I don't get this groups with standard sights!

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The best two targets. On the top target the rain got really heavy halfway through shooting this group. I was surprised it stayed this tight; apart from one off the bottom.
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Looks great!
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Nice shooting.

I have the owners manual for the No8, if you would like a copy send me a PM with your Email and I'll forward a PDF to you.

I have tried to post it here but the maximum size allowed by the forum is 1.0Mb, and the manual is 1.9Mb
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Goosic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2020 at 4:16pm
I am pleased to see the scope mount is where it needs to be and that it found a good home with you Zed.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A square 10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2020 at 7:44pm
that looks great and shoots fantastic - congrats on a fine setup on that rifle 

i tool my carbine to the range today after last winters refit with a 1x CQB luepold that i had only bore sited , not just on paper but dead on so an uneventful trip as it was the only one i took with my - should have taken three more or at least two - note to self 'dont waste range time' i get so little of it ,  for what its worth 20 223 on the quarter sized bull - then i helped a friend zero his 308 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2020 at 12:21pm
Goosic, thanks again for the scope mount. It set the wheels in motion to get this done. 
It's really fun to shoot. 
I must say that I am impressed with the scope; the adjustments are very accurate. While adjusting the elevation to get it on target, I wound it up 20 mil's (20 clicks) and later measured the change in impact. It was spot on 10 cm, which is exactly what it should be at 50 metres. The optics are excellent; no need for too much magnification.
P.S. Have you finished the book yet?
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Almost. Life got in the way for the time being but I will finish it. Thank you very much.
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