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    Posted: February/09/2007 at 09:01

The question is How to adjust leo eyepiece? In the instructions it says"grasp the eyepiece and back it away from the lock ring"This is my first scope with this type of eyepiece and I'm not comfortable pulling the scope apart. The lockring cannot be turned by itself.

By the way it is leupold VX- I 1-4x24. I know it is maybe a funny quesion to you ,but I don't want to end up with a 3 piece scope because I minsuderstood the instructions.

 

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Thanks rootman!

 

I'm satisfied with the scope, it is mounted on .30-06 rem 7400,and I've been using it this hunting season for wild boar hunting in the brush with great results ,it is lightweight and small,and has heavy duplex reticle for fast aiming.However it shifted POI ten inches down and right-it took heavy abuse during hunting(falling with the rifle,bumping the scope...), but when I readjusted it it the groups were consistent,so I don't think that the scope is defective. The mounts are Leo QR- maybe it is them??

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You won't find a bigger proponent of that scope here more than RM. They are a very strong scope. I don't think it was the mounts, whether the Weaver or stud into base QD. If the groups were consistent after readjusting it must have been something else.
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Although it's not a big deal, you want have to set it again once you get it right, and I agree that it is a nice scope.  However this is precisely why I don't like that style eyepiece.  It's just a pain to deal with.  I understand having it on a VX-I, maybe even a VX-II, but once you get to $500+, I think Leupold ought to provide a fast focus style eyepiece.

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 on fast focus
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Rootmanslim, I agree with you about simple is better.  I don't like gadgets on a hunting scope, thats one reason I don't like illum. reticles.  But I disagree about the eyepiece.  I have several scopes with locking eyepiece and several with the fast focus and I much prefer the fast focus.  It never has gotten moved with common use and if it ever did, one quick half turn and I'm perfectly focused, just like center focus binoculars.  I hate the locking eyepiece.  As I said it's a pain to set.  I have sat there turning for 10 minutes and still can't tell if it's perfectly focused or not.  I'll bet most people that buy these scopes don't even bother to set them.  You are right though.  I don't have to have it.  I could get by and hunt just fine without it.  But as I said, to me it's about value.  I much prefer it, and if I pay that much for a scope then I expect it.  It's like paying $50,000 for a car and getting vinyl seats, at least give me cloth.  Leupold puts it on their new VX-7 for $1500.  But most other companies provide it at $400+.
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I just started wearing reading glasses a few years ago. I now have switched to progressive lensed glasses. Because of this I am constantly readjusting my scopes to find the right "spot" now. The only fast focus I have is more convenient. I am sure when I get this squared away it won't be as important. I can't blame my focusing on that damn computer at work anymore.....it's age.
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Good point, I have been trying my older bi-focal safety glasses for that same reason. The script is slightly different, though.

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