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L96 scope issues

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I have been trying to find the source of my aiming issues as looking through the scope the bbs are either too low or off side. i have cleaned to the whole gun, checked the hop-up and re-greased the internals but this did little to solze the problem. Is it possible for the scope to be the problem?

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What is the issue? Is it shooting off to the left or right?

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Do you know how to zero a scope to the rifle? Have you tried it and it's still too high? Might be your scope mounts are too high, or the rifle just needs a lot spent on it to bring it up to scratch.

 

First thing is to try and zero the scope. If you can find somewhere safe to do so, set up a cardboard target about 2 foot square about 15 yards from your shooting point with a large cross drawn on it through the centre and to top & bottom edges and side edges. Aim at the middle of the target and fire 5 shots. Where do your shots land? If left or right then turn the windage adjuster turret (the side one) of the scope in the direction you need the shots to move (i.e. if the shots are to the left of the centre line, move the vertical crosshair towards RIGHT or R about 10 clicks). Repeat the 5 shots aiming at the centre. Have the second five shots moved closer to the vertical line, or on it, or now to the right? If still left but closer, move the vertical crosshair a further 10 clicks. If the shots are on the centre line, leave the windage adjuster alone. If right of the line, move the windage adjuster back 5 clicks and repeat the 5 shots.

 

Once you are happy that you can put repeated shots close to the centre line of the target look at where the shots are falling vertically. If above the centre horizontal line leave alone for now. If just below, again leave for now. If well below, using the top adjuster move the horizontal crosshair in the UP direction, to move the point of impact upwards. Once you are happy that you can put repeated shots around the centre of the target move it out to 30 yards. The windage adjustment should stay correct, unless you have a poorly set hopup. Now repeat the five shot test. You should find all the shots are falling low. Move the top adjuster UP another 5 clicks and repeat until you can hit the centre regularly. Now move the target out to 50 yards. Again you should find the shots falling low. Repeat the adjuster changes until you can hit the centre regularly.

 

If you find that even at shorter ranges the scope crosshairs will not come down enough so that all shots are hitting below the point of aim then an old trick is to put a bit of packing under the bottom of the rear scope tube between the tube and the mount. Old film negative used to be the way to go, but it's far less common in these days of digital cameras, but something like that (only one or two pieces) should be enough to lift the back end and get you on target.

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Have have done what you have said, and found that even at 20 yards the bbs hit the top left of the target (by about 15-20cm) but i am unable to get the bbs to hit the middle.

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Hi. Take a look at your scope mount and check that the bolts which tighten the mount to the rail of the gun are drilled straight through the middle of the mount. I had some scope mounts and the bolt went from one corner to the other rather than through the middle. This just meant the scope was always twisted and impossible to zero in

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See if you can borrow a scope from someone to put on in place of yours, or buy a cheap one (even a 4x20), so that you can make sure it's not your scope or mounts that are at fault. If it's not your scope then also check that the scope rail itself isn't slightly out of square on the receiver (it's not impossible!!). If the scope and rail check out as OK then it's more than likely that your hop or inner barrel are at fault. If yours is a Well L96 then look at investing in a couple of barrel spacers to make sure that the inner barrel is kept as straight as possible within the outer barrel. The foam washers that Well use as barrel spacers are a total waste of time and should be junked from new.

 

If all that doesn't cure the problem then it could be your rifle needs looking at by a techie. If you don't have an airsoft shop near, see if there's one at your local site who can have a look at it for you.

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