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I've always been nervous when focusing the recticle on a scope thinking it would screw off if I went too far. Then I read a post where it indicated there was an internal stop to keep it from coming off - is this true or an internet myth? Thanks.
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For any decent scope, there is a stop; but why are you running it out so far?


To focus the scope, set it on max power, look at a clear sky for a moment.  If the reticle is clear, all is done; if not, turn the focus just a little, then look again.  Continue this till the reticle is clear and crisp.

DO NOT look through the scope and adjust the reticle while looking at the reticle.  The muscles in your eyes will focus on an out of focus reticle and you will have problems when using the scope later.  Look at the reticle, look away while adjusting, look through it again, adjust again if needed.

And there is no need to run the focus all the way to its end of adjustment to begin this process.  In fact, that would be bad.

Hope it helps.

lastly, for a very cheap scope there very well might not be a stop.
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Thanks Rancid - I do understand the procedure to focus the recticle properly, I've just never known if the end piece would come off or not. I assume a Sightron Big Sky would qualify as not a cheap scope. Thanks.
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The eyepiece will not come off of a SII B/S... at least on on mine..... I have 2 of them with a third on the way.
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Originally posted by biggreen747 biggreen747 wrote:

The eyepiece will not come off of a SII B/S... at least on on mine..... I have 2 of them with a third on the way.
 
 
Thanks funny - today my $50 rebate came for my Sightron SII I just bought and so did my Sightron Big Sky that I ordered Monday! Another rebate for $75!
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Many years ago a friend of mine screwed the ocular right off his brand spanking new Leupold.  Oh, well..............
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

For any decent scope, there is a stop; but why are you running it out so far?


To focus the scope, set it on max power, look at a clear sky for a moment.  If the reticle is clear, all is done; if not, turn the focus just a little, then look again.  Continue this till the reticle is clear and crisp.

DO NOT look through the scope and adjust the reticle while looking at the reticle.  The muscles in your eyes will focus on an out of focus reticle and you will have problems when using the scope later.  Look at the reticle, look away while adjusting, look through it again, adjust again if needed.

And there is no need to run the focus all the way to its end of adjustment to begin this process.  In fact, that would be bad.

Hope it helps.

lastly, for a very cheap scope (or a LEUPOLD) there very well might not be a stop.


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