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Problem calibrating Aries 390 Paladin scope

Postby shallbedone on Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:59 am

Hi,

I just bought an ATN Aries 390 Paladin and trying to calibrate it to my gun, a Browning 22 Mag. I start to calibrate it at 20 yards and was able to hit my target dead center. The problem is when I move back to 50 yards and try again I miss the target completely. I found out that it was too high. I recalibrate it to the target and now able to hit the target dead on. If I move my position whether it's further or closer, I would miss my target completely. I have other scopes as well and once I sighted my scope it works at any distance. Does anyone have this problem? What could be my problem here.

Any input will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Problem calibrating Aries 390 Paladin scope

Postby Steven_L on Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:22 pm

You will have a huge trajectory issue due to the fact that the optical center of the scope is so high off the receiver. You will have to sight in at a certain distance and compensate pretty severely higher and lower depending on your distance, particularly if you are shooting so close.
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Re: Problem calibrating Aries 390 Paladin scope

Postby Guest on Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:02 pm

Thank you for your reply. It could be that I may have bought a defective scope because when using the same gun and sighted with other scope and repeat the same process I have no problem. The gun still hits the [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/targets.html]target[/link] perfectly, all the way from 25 yards to 100 yards. I tried to narrow down my options and potential problem and it seems like my [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/atn-brand.html]ATN[/link] 390 may be defective. I have sent it to [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/atn-brand.html]ATN[/link] and have them looked at it to see if they could find what the problem is. I should hear from them shortly here.

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Postby Steven_L on Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:14 pm

I really think it has to do with the optical center of the 390! It is so high, and you are shooting so close, that a 25 yard sight in will have a giant significant difference in trajectory, and therefore, point of impact, between 25 and 75 or 100 yards! I think it is normal! Please, though, if you are not satisfied, send it back to us or ATN and we will do our best to make you happy!
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Re: Problem calibrating Aries 390 Paladin scope

Postby Nelson_from_Maine on Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:19 pm

I agree. A normal scope is about an inch or so above center barrel. The Paladin is about 3.5 inches above the center barrel of my M4 AR-15. It makes a huge difference at variable distances, up close. When you get down range further, you won't notice it as much.

I had a similar problem only it was when I would make elevation adjustments on the scope, it would move about 4 moa each click, so it seemed. After a lot of shooting and trouble shooting, I was ready to send it back to ATN for warrentee service. I thought I would just try one more thing. Even though everything looked tight on the scope base, I put tools on the fasteners anyway. To my surprize, I found the front ring phillips head screw loose and the torque lug bolts were loose as well. Back to the range and sure enough, it was holding zero now. I have found, however, that each click is not 1/4 inch at a hundred yards. It's more like a half inch at a hundred yards if that. Knowing that, I was able to sight it in within a half inch of center bullseye at 50 (daytime with the daytime cover on). It's not going back to atn now, it's going night coyote hunting with me.
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