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Anyone know about rifle scopes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sirrel Squirrel, 1 Aug 2006.

  1. Sirrel Squirrel

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    I just picked up my air rifle and had a look down the scope but the crosshairs are slightly rotated, so instead of looking like this
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    they look like this
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    The scope is a Simmons if that makes a difference, anyone know if this can be adjusted or is it broken?
     
  2. benjo plz.

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    Cant you just rotate it? :confused:. How the hell do you plan to zero it :p.
     
  3. Welshy

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    does that not mean it's out of line? :confused:
     
  4. benjo plz.

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    Nope. Can we have a picture of the scope and the mounting?
     
  5. 4T5

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    Dismantle + Fix + Reassemble.

    ^^^^^ Rocket science it is not. :p
     
  6. benjo plz.

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    Unless you get a lightening bug in it, and it walks around while you're trying to hit something :p.
     
  7. Sirrel Squirrel

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    I don't like fiddling with stuff like that, think I'll take it to a gunshop, I've tried rotating all the dials and turny things on the scope but they're for focusing the crosshair and adjusting windage and stuff. I'll take some pics in a sec.
     
  8. Infidel

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    what range are you using the scope for?
     
  9. Sirrel Squirrel

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    about 100ft or so, it does seem to be accurate with the scope like that but it's just annoying
     
  10. Longbow

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    Assuming the scope has just moved...

    There should be 1 or 2 ring mounts holding the scope in place. These usually require an L key to undo, you don't need to completely undo the mounts, just enough so the scope can move.

    You may have to do this some time anyway as the scope may not be in the right position for you, every shooter has there preferences.
     
  11. Infidel

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    Fair enough, I was going to suggest removing it but at 100ft there is not much point - I shoot at about 30ft with no scope, just good old ironsights :)
     
  12. Mark A

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    Your scope should be positioned so that the turrets are directly above and at 90o as your holding the rifle and looking at the scope. If it is like this and the crosshair is at an angle then the crosshair has moved due to recoil. The crosshair is made of very very thin aluminum foil and is fitted into a small frame that is then screwed into the scope, if you even touch it it will snap. To repair it you need to send it off to Simmons as the scope is sealed and filled with nitrogen to stop it fogging up.

    You could just move the scope in the mounts to square up the crosshair but this is not a long term solution as the zero will shift if the crosshair isn't tight.

    Ive never had this happen to my Simmons scope but it happened to my very first scope mounted to a B2 lol.

    Mark
     
  13. Mark A

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    Sorry for the rubbish drawing :o , if your scope looks like B as you look at it while holding the rifle then it needs to be repaired.

    Mark
     
  14. Sirrel Squirrel

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    Thanks guys, I'll check the mounts because the scope was perfect, I then let my friend borrow the rifle and this is the first time I've looked down the scope since getting it back to find the crosshair tilted, I also let him borrow my other rifle with scope and that one has also tilted, my friend remains adament that he didn't do it but both scopes have been fine for how ever many years I've had them, he borrows them for a weekend and they come back crooked, hmm...
     
  15. Bri

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    Kill your friend tbh.



    :D
     
  16. nealw

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    sounds like you've found a new target to test the scopes on...

    :p
     
  17. FolkD

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    Just out of interest....
    My Company is a distributor in the UK for 'Simmons' Scopes as well as the 'Weaver' & 'Redfield' brands.

    We import and distribute to gun dealers etc. Did you buy your scope in the UK? What type is it exactly? Do you have your warranty card still as Simmons are covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

    Cheers,

    Folk
     
  18. Neoni

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    Get the rifle, aim down the scope at your mate, say "i know you borked my rifle!"

    "but i'm not gonna shoot you" ..."i'm just gonna...." then hit him with the butt of it, then steal his wallet for repairs!

    *laughs in an evil tone*

    seriously just remount them :)
     
  19. jumpy

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    Chances are it's your mate that is the inherant problem, not your scope :rolleyes:
    Assuming the tube itself has not moved in the mounting rings, RTM - as already said if you open it up yourself whatever gas (nitrogen usually) keeps it from fogging up in the damp will be lost.
    Bummer. Perhaps you could get your 'mate' to pay your postage costs?
     
  20. ste_bla

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    there should be a bit at the end of the scope what you can twist so that where the sight goes in parts so you can ajust/change sights

    thats how it works on my .22 rifles anyway