TLP 215 OPTICS 101 PART II MOUNTING & SIGHTING
Welcome back to the Talking Lead Show Lead Heads! We continue our optics lessons from episode TLP 208 by getting into the next steps of mounting and sighting in your rifle scope.
Joining us again as guest professor is Brady Speth, CEO, of RITON Opitcs company. Also joining in with Brady as guest professor is Charlie Melton. Charlie is the owner of Charlie Mike Precision and Navy Seal Senior Chief Petty Officer retired. CMP teaches a combat proven course of instruction based on the seven principles of marksmanship combined with perfect practice and building muscle memory. They also train your subconscious mind to react under stress. CMP makes shooting a weapon a motor function like walking or breathing.
Before class begins The Gunny rolls in with the Talking Lead Jackwagon Train. This week another ridiculous law discovered on the New York books that will make your food illegal if you are a Second Amendment proponent. And another Anti-Gun Group spouting off skewed facts made up stories!
The Day’s Lessons:
Lesson 1: How to properly mount a rifle scope. Charlie starts class by discussing how to select proper mounting solutions. The importance of establishing a relaxed head/cheek position on your stock. When placement of your scope for proper eye relief should be done. Finally when to secure the screws for the base mount and the rings.
One important tip is when setting your eye relief make sure your scope is at max power and you have a complete circle with no shadows. Another tip is when focusing, your cross hair is your focal point just like shooting iron sights, then you adjust your down range/parallax focus adjustments.
Next before we get into sighting in your rifle Brady gives us a quick lesson on parallax and how the adjustment is used on a scope. We talk about Charlie’s up coming attempt at the World’s longest rifle shot at 4900 yards!
Lesson 2: When sighting in your rifle you want to start at 100 yards if possible and move back in 50 yard increments. Use the same ammo for each shot. Another must have is a shooters log book to keep track of all your shots, distance, elevation, temperature, weather, etc. so if you ever encounter similar conditions you have an advantage. There is no substitute for shooting a lot to make yourself a better shot, The more you shoot the better and more accurate you become. Use the 7 principles of marksmanship: 1) Body position. 2) Grip. 3) Sight alignment. 4) Sight picture. 5) Trigger control. 6) Follow through. 7) Breathing.