Drone Pro zero probs

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jackal1
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Re: Drone Pro zero probs

Post by jackal1 » 25 May 2018, 09:59

My mate had this problem on his Tikka . Another mate copied my Mckillop mount for him and that cured it 100%. I have always said the standard drone mount leaves a lot to be desired.

poppy mae
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Re: Drone Pro zero probs

Post by poppy mae » 25 May 2018, 13:55

Just had a look at the base of the Drone & rail , been using it in the forward position with the bolts furthest apart , then why not utalise the spare bolt hole ? it lines up with the base hole below , so on inspection the base uses 4mm threads so replaced with a longer one , so now the base is fixed with 3 bolts instaed of two , if that makes sense ? the longer 4mm bolt goesthrough base & rail and locks up tight. Any reason why not to try it ? should be stiffer with 3 fixing points....

Davesniper
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Re: Drone Pro zero probs

Post by Davesniper » 25 May 2018, 19:51

Like the idea of that bud just been playing with mine even in the forward position it was not as bad as I thought it would be I reckon 15 mm length should do it ...good idea bud when your desparate for a quick fix, we will see eh!

poppy mae
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Re: Drone Pro zero probs

Post by poppy mae » 03 Jun 2018, 01:23

sort of been having similar problems to Dave with the Drone , missed one head scratching w.t.f ! rezeroed bagged 2 , totally missed one 170yds ! So this thread interested me , so back to square one , reset the Drone , made sure all bolts secured & torqued correctly , rifle,rail &scope , also fitted 3rd bolt ,bought some vmax which shoots well in the rifle . Off to re-zero , inch high at 100yds , good , 3/4group , then thought only difference no illuminator attached ! Attached illuminator on the top , checked zero , gained a little height , corrected bang on . Next set up a 200yd full size fox target , shot 2 groups at the body , adjusted first group slightly pretty good group say an inch at 200yds with the drone , done 2 groups with the 204 on the head of the target was getting 1/2 group with factory ammo , love the 204 ! So back to the Drone , set up in a valley , looking down to one of the drives , cover crop on the right , a tree lined gulley on the left , marshy bit out front ,great ! caller going , then the mist rolled in ! The thermal spotter not an issue , pheasants spooked in the gully 100yds to the left , pick up a fox working its way down and into the marshy bit , switch on the Drone &i.r white out !!!to much moisture , bugger ! check spotter moved a bit, switched i.r off , just enough ambient light for the Drone to work , picked up the fox about 160 yds perfect black sillhouette , downhill , bang , down it goes , well pleased , picked up a decent vixen , so hopefully issues fixed now , so tonights lessons zero with illuminator attached , make sure seated & secured in rail , dont go out if the water content is too high !!!! And trade in the 223 for another 204 ....... :D :D :D :D :D :D

Spanner
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Re: Drone Pro zero probs

Post by Spanner » 03 Jun 2018, 08:03

How much difference was there with the torch attached, never zero mine with a torch on and haven't had any issues (or problems with the mounts?).

poppy mae
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Re: Drone Pro zero probs

Post by poppy mae » 03 Jun 2018, 09:17

about an inch...

Spanner
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Re: Drone Pro zero probs

Post by Spanner » 03 Jun 2018, 10:16

Thanks, was it shooting higher or lower with the torch on? I changed the Mod on mine last week and with a 250 gramme Mod as opposed to a 550 gramme one it was shooting 8cm higher. Big thumbs up for the Hausken Mods BTW.

poppy mae
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Re: Drone Pro zero probs

Post by poppy mae » 03 Jun 2018, 11:04

It was shooting higher ....

Spanner
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Re: Drone Pro zero probs

Post by Spanner » 03 Jun 2018, 11:06

Thx good to know.

Davesniper
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Re: Drone Pro zero probs

Post by Davesniper » 03 Jun 2018, 15:13

Poppy mae you given me hope after your suggestion About 3rd bolt in rail I have taken your advice so the scope is now in the forward posision all bolts are loctighted ...just need to try it out and good idea about setting up with the IR torch on.
All this because of a aliminum base eh!

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