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Pop says, "Here, take my .270 out with you tomorrow."  I'm lookin' through the scope and as the image focuses my cross hairs disappear!  They double over several times and blur out.  I've adjusted the focus on it from one end to the other, turning it in 1/4 inch increments and looking through each time.  The scope is a Bausch and Lomb 4-12x40 and it says "ScopeChief" on the top.  I don't wear glasses; I'm at least 20/20 vision.  Is it something I'm doing wrong?

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jtslammin, below is some info from the USMC on sights and such. While I realize you are using a scope, I 

think the idea is the same. I find my target and focus on the crosshair, this prevents my crosshairs 

from vanishing.

 

 

Acquiring and Maintaining Sight Alignment and Sight Picture The human eye can focus clearly on only one object at a time. For accurate shooting, it is important to focus on the tip of the front sight post. When the shot is fired, focus must be on the tip of the front sight post; peripheral vision will include the rear sight and the target. The rear sight and the target will appear blurry. Staring or fixing the vision on the front sight post for longer than a few seconds can distort the image, making it difficult to detect minute errors in sight alignment.

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Thanks so much!  I tried it a few times in the field and it seems to have worked.  The crosshairs still vanish now and again as I adjust my eyes to them, but I'm much better.
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jtslammin, I had a similar incident with an old B&L Scopechief too.  Had to get rid of it and bought a new 4200 in 2.5-10 x 40.  No more focus problems! 
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I was thinkin'...a scope that's around ten years old (or more) is probably not even close to the new and improved optics of the new century.  New Century...that really has a ring to it.  I tried the advice given about focusing on the crosshairs and it seems to have worked for me thus far.  I can't figure out what happened the other day when everything went completely out of focus.   

 

At this point, I'm in no financial position to purchase a new scope, but after college ends in a couple years I'll have more income and that will become a definite possibility.  I'm looking forward to buying my own firearms and optics to use.  Things like paying for my own aircond/heat bill, gas, and insurance aren't happy responsibilities...but a new Browning .30-06 I can handle. 

 

Thanks for your response.  It's nice to know that it's happened before and it's not just my eyes. 

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