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Old February 13th, 2019, 11:14 PM #1
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Question Zeroing Vortex Venom red dot on Ruger 22LR Mark IV?

Hello - The Vortex Venom red-dot is the first red dot I have owned as a relatively new shooter. I'm using it on a Ruger 22LR Mark IV and this week I took it to the range to try to zero it in.

I read it should be zeroed at 25yrds, but I have a hard time seeing that far so I attempted to start at 7yrds. The attached picture shows my groupings around the target. I was aiming at the numbers, but most of my groupings were low left. I eventually got the left figured out, but I was still low by about 1" even when I had maxed out the "up" dial on the back of the red dot. As you can see in the target pic I started in the middle, then aimed at various numbers. Top center #9 was the last 5 or so rounds I attempted.

I'm assuming this is just the difference in height between the muzzle and where the red dot aligns and if I'm shooting at 5/10/15yrds, I just need to aim a little high??

I've also attached a picture of how it's mounted and about where I was trying to align the red dot the back of the red dot (at the bottom of the sight). I tried aligning in the middle of the sight and got the same result.

What the heck am I missing?? Any guidance is greatly appreciated!
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Old February 13th, 2019, 11:31 PM #2
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You mentioned you are fairly new to shooting itís possible that your issue here is more related to fundamental marksmanship principles and trigger control? Have you tried sighting the dot by supporting the gun in a rest while shooting? You could also take the bolt out and try to bore sight the red dot at 25yds.
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Old February 14th, 2019, 12:03 AM #3
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What ToolAA said. Also, I don't mean to insult your intelligence or abilities but did you loosen the set screw prior to adjusting the sight and then re-tighten it? I'm sure that can have an effect on any adjustments and if you did not loosen it hopefully you did not do any damage to the sight.
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