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Once you understand the basic operation of your Center Point rifle scope, you will find it very simple to use. Center Point produces variable power scopes, allowing you to adjust the magnification to best fit your situation. Longer range models are adjustable to compensate for parallax error. Parallax error is an optical illusion of false target movement often encountered when viewing a distant target at a high power setting. Most Center Point scopes are also equipped with illuminated cross-hairs, to help you find your target in low light conditions.
Sight in your Center Point rifle scope with the adjustment dials located at the center of the scope body. Sighting in your scope means to adjust the cross-hairs to intersect where the bullet will strike the target. You can discover this point either by shooting the rifle at a target and adjusting the scope accordingly or by using a laser boresighter, which will accomplish the same thing without having to fire the rifle. Adjust the elevation of the cross-hairs by turning the top dial clockwise for up or counterclockwise for down. Adjust the dial on the right hand side of the scope for windage; turn the dial counterclockwise for right or clockwise for left.
Adjust your scope's magnification setting by turning the variable power ring, located on the eyepiece. The numbers on the ring represent the power settings. Align the desired number with the dash located on top of the scope and adjacent to the ring for that particular power setting.
Adjust your scope to compensate for parallax error. Set the ring on the objective bell, at the far end of the scope, to the known range of your target. Not all Center Point rifle scopes have this feature.
Adjust the illumination level of your cross-hairs by turning the dial located on the left side of the scope, adjacent to the cross-hair adjustment dials, to your desired intensity. When set on zero, the illumination feature is off.
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