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Old March 6th, 2009, 13:00   #1
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Aim Calibration & Sight Usage

I only recently started playing airsoft, and got myself a GR16 Light Combo. I also purchased a red dot scope.

But I'm having trouble calibrating both the iron sight and the red dot sight. It seems to me that it alway hit about 2-3inches to the upper right. I tried adjusting the sight, but it seems to me that it won't go down or to the right far enough.

What are some tips in calibrating the sight? Is there a optimal distance which I should be standing to calibrate the sight?

Another concern is that I've heard it's rather easy to break the lens in a game. Is that true? If so, what can be done to minimize the risk?

Thanks in advance.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 13:14   #2
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For protecting the lens, get a piece of thick glass or plexi-glass to attach to the front of the lens( and the back if you want) to protect it from BBs.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 13:18   #3
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It all depends on the sight you bought. Some cheap Chinese sights are non-adjustable and the adjustment controls are there just for show or they're poorly made and the adjustments have no effect. Otherwise, you should be able to align them.

When you use your iron sights, is the gun shooting accurately? If so, simply align the red dot so it sits right above your front sight post when looking through your rear sight.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 13:20   #4
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make sure it's mounted properly. I had an RDS that was slightly out until I realized that it was just slightly out of alignment on the rail. Snug up the mounting screws and check that it's flush on both sides and lays flat.

are you calibrating indoors? it will be pointless come an outdoor event with winds. I generally set mine to center and adjust from there once I hit the field. what distance are you spotting at? don't know what RDS you are using but pretty much keep turning the screws until you get the dot to where you want it. you may have to mentally adjust one way or the other if you cannot get it all the way to where your BB's are hitting.

You can get a lens protector but if it's a cheap RDS, I use them as a disposable item. I have yet to see one break in a game but I have seen one or two broken ones but unsure of how they broke.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 13:20   #5
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I have the light combo myself and to set the iron sights that it comes with you need to:
1)Barely touch the hop up(from off) to get a perfectly straight bead w/ the supplied .20's of course
2)Lower the rear sight till it can't move any more
3)Adjust the left and right on the rear till the sight sits center
4)When firing the bb will pop up at the top of the detente in the front sight
which RDS are you using? Brand and style would help lots.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 13:21   #6
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Getting the sights and red dot zero.. here's how I do it.

You must be further than 15 feet to adjust the sights and red dot becaus eof the hop up system.
And always use constant weight of bbs for perfect results.


It's better to zero the red-dot and then have your sights, or other way around, I prefer red dot because it's easier for me.

I go prone, I get cardboard and have 4 squares, like a cross in the middle. Like a target, I shoot 3 shots to see where my shots go from my red dot at where it is set.
Then, you see where you hit, and adjust right or left, and up or down. Reset your target by taping the shots in the cardboard/target, or get a new one.
Then, shoot again and see where it shoots, and keep adjusting.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 15:51   #7
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Thank you everyone for your help

The scope I got is the leapers 30mm. When I adjust the scope I see improvements, but I still can get it to be dead center.

Perhaps I'm trying to calibrate in too short of a distance. I will try to calibrate on the field next time I play
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Old March 6th, 2009, 16:26   #8
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Method one,

Step one, take the scope off and zero the irons at 50-60 feet.

Step two, put the RDS on and zero the RDS.

Method Two

Step one, take the scope off and zero the irons at 50-60 feet.

Step two, put the RDS back on it and set it to your line up on your irons. Then test fire and check the zero.

This is for airsoft where your range is fairly short and you won't need to engage at 75 feet, and also 300 feet.
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