Welcome to Optics Trade debates. In each episode, we talk about a different topic and try to answer the most common questions we receive about it. Today, we are going to talk about zero stop on rifle scopes.
When a scope is zeroed on a given distance, usually on 100 m, the user resets the turret so that the zero on the turret is placed on zero. Then the user always knows when the scope is zeroed on 100 m. The zero stop stops the turret when it gets to the preset distance.
In some scopes, the zero stop stops the turret rotation a few clicks below the zero. That gives the user the possibility to dial under the preset zero. But in most cases, it stops at zero.
This is a great feature for people who shoot on long range.
Zero stop is a necessity for premium riflescope manufacturers.
A few years back, a lot of scopes had zero stop that was manually set by the user with small metal inserts. The problem was that it wasn’t fixed enough and it was always a few clicks below zero. That was not a good approach.
Zero stop is set on the majority of scopes in the turret with hexagonal screws.
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