How To Zero A Nikon Prostaff Scope

Nikon prostaff scopes are a popular hunting tool that can help you zero in on your target. Here’s how to zero a Nikon prostaff scope:
1. Make sure the scope is properly zeroed. This means setting the scope’s elevation and windage knobs to their precise settings.
2. Find a suitable target. You’ll need to aim the scope at the target and hold it in focus.
3. Adjust the scope’s focus until the target is sharp and in focus.
4. Use the scope’s crosshairs to aim at the target’s center.
5. Pull the trigger to fire the shot.

Simple return to zero system for Nikon Prostaff scopes


How to zero a Nikon Prostaff scope

Assuming you have a Nikon Prostaff scope, it is best to zero it before your first hunt. To zero the scope, you will need to determine the distance to the target, set the elevation at the desired point and fire the bullet. The ballistic data will be recorded and can be used to improve your hunting accuracy.

Tools you will need

-Nikon Prostaff Scope
-Zeroing Device
-Temporary Marker
-Ruler or Millimeter
-180 degrees Rule
-Permanent Marker
-Tape Measure
-Circular Saw
-High Grit Sandpaper
-Wire Brush
-Lens Cloth
-Rubber dish or Shoe Polish

1. Verify that your Nikon Prostaff Scope is properly zeroed by checking the scope’s windage and elevation adjustments. These adjustments should be precise and correct to within 1/2 mil. Windage adjustments are typically found on the left side of the scope, while elevation adjustments are typically found on the right side.

  1. In order to zero the scope, you’ll first need to use a zeroing device. This is a small, handheld instrument that uses a set of dials or a pointer to allow the user to precisely calibrate the scope’s sighting device. There are a variety of zeroing devices available, so find one that is specifically designed for Nikon scopes.
  2. Once you have the zeroing device, position it on the target so that the crosshairs are centered in the scope’s sight window. Make sure that the target is properly aligned with the scope’s bore – the center of the target should be directly in line with the scope’s barrel.
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Step Remove the lens caps

  1. Remove the lens caps by unscrewing them using a Phillips head screwdriver.

    2. Inspect the lenses for dirt, dust, or any other contaminants. Clean the lenses with a soft cloth if necessary.

    3. If the lenses are clean, remove the lens hoods by gently prying them off with a fingernail or a small tool.

    4. Make sure that the lens surfaces are perfectly perpendicular to the camera body. If not, use a straight edge or some other tool to make the surfaces perfectly perpendicular.

    5. Use the finestadjustment screws on the camera to align the optics on the camera body. Tighten the screws only until they are snug. DO NOT over-tighten the screws.

    6. Replace the lens hoods and lens caps.

Step Find a target

First, find a target that you can zero in on. When zeroing in your scope, make sure the target is in the center of your crosshairs. The closer the target is to the center of your crosshairs, the more accurate your shot will be.

Step Adjust the windage and elevation

To zero a Nikon ProStaff scope, you’ll first need to adjust the windage and elevation knobs. Windage adjusts the power of the scope’s crosshairs while elevation adjusts the scope’s angle above or below the horizontal. By adjusting these two knobs, you can change the scope’s aim point.

Step Check and recheck your zero

  1. Make sure the scope is properly zeroed. This means that your rifle’s scope has been adjusted so that it points at a specific point on the target, and you are using the same ammunition and rifle that you zeroed the scope with previously.

    2. Check the windage and elevation settings on the scope. These determine how far left or right the scope is adjusted from its “zero” position.

    3. Aim the scope at the target, and adjust the windage and elevation until the crosshairs are on the center of the target.

    4. Press the trigger slightly to “zero” the scope. This simply ensures that the scope is now adjusted to the same position as the rifle’s stock, and will not move during the shooting process.

Tips and tricks

When zeroing a Nikon ProStaff scope, the first thing you need to do is determine the range you will be shooting at. Once you know the range, you need to find the target. Once you have the target located, you can zero in the scope. There are a few different ways to zero a Nikon ProStaff scope. One way is to use the ranging reticle. The other way is to zero the scope at 100 meters. Once you have zeroed the scope, you can move the crosshair to the target and shoot.


If your Nikon Prostaff scope has lost zeroing accuracy, it is possible to zero it using a method called “free float.” This involves moving the base of the scope around on the rifle’s barrel until the crosshairs are in the center of the target. Once the crosshairs are in the center, the scope can be reset to zero by rotating the base until the crosshairs are aligned with the center of the target.

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