Cross hair position using an Addonite

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Cross hair position using an Addonite

Post by Spanner » 03 Oct 2018, 09:40

Have set mine up on a Hawke Vantage using a neoprene shim of the correct thickness so no issues with inconsistent thickness from dodgy tape wrapping. Very pleased with its performance but the cross hairs sit in the bottom third of the image. Is this normal and if not what is the fix please?

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Re: Cross hair position using an Addonite

Post by phoenix » 03 Oct 2018, 10:23

When the addonight is mounted correctly the cross hairs on the reticle should be in the centre of the screen.
From your description, your addonight is pointing slightly upwards., so slacken the clamp and tilt the addonight slightly downwards until the cross hairs are in the centre of the screen. Tighten up the clamp screws until the clamp won't move and, if the cross hairs are still central, then tighten up the screws a bit more
Maybe your neoprene shim is causing the problem.
I used insulating tape with my addonight clamp and the cross hairs are dead centre. The addonight has been on and off the rifle about 100 times and there has never been any movement of the clamp.

Cheers

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Re: Cross hair position using an Addonite

Post by BRYAN3 » 03 Oct 2018, 16:15

I received mine today, the battery is still charging.
I didn't realize that it has it's own crosshair. So how do we zero,Addonite or scope or both?
Are both crosshairs visible in use?

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Re: Cross hair position using an Addonite

Post by Spanner » 03 Oct 2018, 16:31

It doesn't I meant the scopes Crosshair in the view through the camera.

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Re: Cross hair position using an Addonite

Post by Spanner » 03 Oct 2018, 16:35

phoenix wrote:
03 Oct 2018, 10:23
When the addonight is mounted correctly the cross hairs on the reticle should be in the centre of the screen.
From your description, your addonight is pointing slightly upwards., so slacken the clamp and tilt the addonight slightly downwards until the cross hairs are in the centre of the screen. Tighten up the clamp screws until the clamp won't move and, if the cross hairs are still central, then tighten up the screws a bit more
Maybe your neoprene shim is causing the problem.
I used insulating tape with my addonight clamp and the cross hairs are dead centre. The addonight has been on and off the rifle about 100 times and there has never been any movement of the clamp.

Cheers

Bruce
Thanks I tried tape to start with but got the same, I have to have my day scope reticule focus screwed mainly out and part of the clamp was over the gap created by that. Is there anyone that makes proper shims for these if you supply your eye bell Diameter?

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Re: Cross hair position using an Addonite

Post by villaman » 03 Oct 2018, 19:48

Depends where you got it from , if it came from CRS then they will make you some collects

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Re: Cross hair position using an Addonite

Post by BRYAN3 » 03 Oct 2018, 20:57

villaman wrote:
03 Oct 2018, 19:48
Depends where you got it from , if it came from CRS then they will make you some collects
Obviously not always the case as my promised 43mm collet was most definately not in the box.

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Re: Cross hair position using an Addonite

Post by Ranger22 » 04 Oct 2018, 12:21

I made collets for my scopes from kitchen sink waste pipe

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Re: Cross hair position using an Addonite

Post by Spanner » 04 Oct 2018, 13:29

Thx will give it a whirl.

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Re: Cross hair position using an Addonite

Post by Spanner » 06 Oct 2018, 14:44

Done 2 scopes today with waste pipe shims and they are bang on now, thanks for the tip.

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