Nikon has a built in crosshair on their bdc scopes that you can use to accurately sight in your rifle. There are a couple different ways to do this.
The first way is to use the Nikon crosshair as your aiming point. Make sure you are looking at the center of the crosshair and use the center of the scope to aim your rifle.
The second way is to use a target. Shoot a few rounds at the target and use the target to help you aim your rifle.
The third way is to find a shooting spot and use the surroundings to help you aim your rifle. For example, if you are shooting at a target that is at a distance of 100 yards
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Sighting in a Nikon BDC Scope
Imagine that you are an experienced hunter, and you are out in the field taking your first shot at a deer. You pull the trigger on your rifle, and the bullet flies towards the deer. You know that you need to put the bullet in the animal’s brain in order to bring it down, so you line up the crosshairs on the deer’s head and take your shot.
Now, imagine that you are a Nikon BDC Scope owner. You have the exact same situation, only instead of a rifle, you are using a Nikon BDC Scope to take your shot. You line up the crosshairs on the deer’s head, and you take your shot. But, what you don’t know is that your Nikon BDC Scope is not accurate enough to kill the deer with just one shot.
You line up the crosshairs on the deer’s head, pull the trigger, and the bullet flies towards the deer. But, instead of entering the deer’s brain, the bullet flies right past it and hits the ground next to the deer. The deer is still alive, and it is now running away.
The reason that your Nikon BDC Scope wasn’t accurate enough to kill the deer with just one shot is because it doesn’t have a reticle that is specifically designed to kill deer. In order to kill a deer with a Nikon BDC Scope, you need to have a reticle that is specifically designed to
How to Mount a Nikon BDC Scope
- Verify your firearm is compatible with a Nikon BDC scope by checking the provided specifications.
- Locate the crosshair on the center of the scope’s lens and adjust the elevation and windage knobs (or the electronic turret) until the crosshair is placed at the desired elevation and windage.
- Align the scope body with the barrel of the firearm.
- Place the firearm in the desired firing position.
- Close the scope’s eyepiece.
- Activate the scope’s focus and magnification knobs.
- Observe the crosshair in the center of the lens.
- When the crosshair is in focus, turn the magnification knob to the desired level.
- Verify the crosshair is still in focus by turning the magnification knob several times.
10. Repeat Steps 4-9 for the windage knob.
11. Release the firearm from the scope.
12. If using an electronic turret, make sure to turn off the turret before unmounting the scope.
How to Use a Nikon BDC Scope
There are a number of ways to sight in a Nikon BDC scope. You can use the included software, or you can use the old-fashioned method of measuring the distance to the target and using that as your scope’s adjustments.
Here’s how to do it using the software:
1. Open the Nikon BDC scope software.
2. Select the scope you want to use.
3. Click the “Sight In” button.
4. Click the “Distance” button.
5. Click the “Target” button.
6. Click the “Adjustments” button.
7. Click the “Settings” button.
8. Click the “Zeroing” button.
9. Click the “Zero” button.
10. Click the “OK” button.
Once you’ve zeroed the scope, you can start shooting.
How to Calibrate a Nikon BDC Scope
- Verify the zeroing of the scope using Mil-Dot reticles.
- To calibrate a BDC scope, choose a medium- to long-range target and zero the scope at the center of the Mil-Dot reticle.
- Hold the scope steady and make small adjustments to the elevation and windage knobs until the crosshair is centered on the target.
- Once the scope is calibrated, repeat the procedure at different ranges to fine-tune the scope for your shooting conditions.
How to Zero a Nikon BDC Scope
There are a few things you need in order to zero a Nikon BDC scope.
1. The scope itself.
- A mil-dot reticle.
- A ballistic calculator.
- A measurement tape.
1. The scope itself.
The first step is to get the scope zeroed. This is done by aligning the mil-dot reticle with a target, and then firing a round through the scope. The round must hit the target in the center, and the scope must return to the “zero” position.
2. A mil-dot reticle.
Once the scope is zeroed, you will need a reticle that corresponds to the ammunition you will be using. This reticle will show you the range to the target, in MILES.
3. A ballistic calculator.
Now that you know the range to the target, you need to figure out the ballistic coefficient (BC). This number will tell you how much penetration the round will have.
4. A measurement tape.
Once you have the ballistic coefficient, and the distance to the target, you can use a measurement tape to mark off the distance on the ground. This will allow you to shoot without having to use a scope.
How to Clean a Nikon BDC Scope
- Remove the scope from the rifle.
- Remove any dirt, oil, or other contaminants with a soft lint-free cloth.
- Wipe any optics with a clean, dry cloth.
- If needed, use a solution of mild soap and water to clean the interior surfaces.
- Dry the scope and optics completely.
- Reattach the scope to the rifle and check for proper alignment.
The Nikon Buckmaster Diopter Sight is a great sight for sighting in a Nikon BDC scope. It is simple to use and can be set to any magnification level. The Nikon Buckmaster Diopter Sight is also very affordable, making it a great option for sight in a scope that you may not have budget for a more expensive sight.