Remember long ago when I scoped my Henry US Survival Rifle and hated how the scope became loose after eight to 10 rounds? To remedy that, I was going to add some washers to the thumb nuts. I still haven’t gone to the hardware store.
I know I said I wouldn’t use a tool, however, I avoided the loose tool concern and I decided to splice some paracord on the scope with a washer attached to it. It’s pretty simple and I don’t have to worry about losing it. The washer is about 3/4″ – I dug it out of my misc. parts box.
It made a world of a difference on shot placement. So far – good news. Maintaining the scope location on the rail, the reticle remains at zero even after several mounts. Now I’m more motivated than ever to complete my stock pouch design. I’m waiting for materials from www.diytactical.com.
Above is a target I shot at with the scope mounted after being tightened with my makeshift tool at 25 yards. The surrounding holes are 9mm for different dots above and below my intended target. Below are two dots I shot at… scoped… at 25 yards. Until now, I hid it from public view out of embarrassment.