The crossbow scope is something that will get you easily taking the shot and not always missing. The scope helps you understand how far you are from the object and the adjustments you can make so as to have a great shot in the end.
Whether you are just starting out or a veteran, you will often have to learn how to step up a new scope each time you get it. It is important that you get to sight in the scope quite well so that you have the accuracy dead on. With the scope well sighted, you can always be sure to end up with the best kill shots.
This means that the next time you are looking to buy a crossbow scope, make sure it is also easy to mount and sight easily. We get to look at the process of sighting a crossbow scope for instant results.
What you will need
Some of the things you will need at therange to make the process successful will include the following.
- A crossbow with the scope mounted
- An instruction manual on using the scope
- Screwdrivers to adding elevation and windage
- A chronograph
Sighting in the crossbow scope
The following are some simple steps you can follow in the process of sighting the crossbow scope
- Set up your location at about 20 yards away from the target
- Using a rope or crank aid, you can now cock your crossbow
- Set the arrow on the flight of rail found on the crossbow
- Make sure to align the top most red dot or reticle of the scope with the bull’s eye
- You simply now need to trigger quickly using the top of the finger. Using the entire palm or arm would end up ruining the accuracy.
You can now check the target with your binoculars or the spotting scope to see the position of the arrow. If there is no arrow at the target, there is the need to boresight the crossbow again by looking down the flight rail and make sure it is aligned with the bull’s eye. This will also mean that you have to adjust the elevation and windage to get the arrow close to the bull’s eye.
Adjusting Windage and Elevation
You will have to adjust the windage and elevation of the scope based on how far the arrows shot is far from the center of the target.
- Approach the target to estimate how many inches would need to be moved so as to hit the bull’s eye.
- Retrieve the arrows and go back to the crossbow to make some adjustments. Remove the protective caps from the scope adjustment knobs to allow for making the appropriate changes. Here, you have to follow the given instructions by the scope manufacturer for adjusting the scope so that it gets the arrow to the bull’s eye point.
- With the adjustments made to the windage and elevation, you can now fire the arrows at the target and proceed to check their current shots.
Below is an additional video that will help you learn more about adjusting the crossbow scope.
On the overall, the whole process of making the changes to sight in the scope will take a while. It is not something that you get it right during the first attempt. Once you get to set it correctly, taking the shots outdoors should be easy.