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 Any of you guys own one of these scopes? If so, do you find the zoom ring difficult to turn? Mine is, and its almost comparable to opening a jar of pickles Big Grin. I'm assuming this is caused by a tight fit against an o-ring that's used for a water tight seal? I checked my 4200, Browning/Bushnell and Sightron S11 Big Sky and all three of those are easy as pie. Your thoughts please Big Smile.
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  Is the scope mounted?  If so try the zoom ring with the scope out of the rings. 
  I had a VX III that was VERY VERY tight right out of the box.  It loosened up to a tolerable level after I used it a while.
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I had a scope like that and simply took some wd-40 and sprayed the ring as best I could, free'ed right up.
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

  Is the scope mounted?  If so try the zoom ring with the scope out of the rings. 
  I had a VX III that was VERY VERY tight right out of the box.  It loosened up to a tolerable level after I used it a while.


Perhaps it's overtightened in the rings?

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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

  Is the scope mounted?  If so try the zoom ring with the scope out of the rings. 
  I had a VX III that was VERY VERY tight right out of the box.  It loosened up to a tolerable level after I used it a while.

Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

  Is the scope mounted?  If so try the zoom ring with the scope out of the rings. 
  I had a VX III that was VERY VERY tight right out of the box.  It loosened up to a tolerable level after I used it a while.


Perhaps it's overtightened in the rings?

 

 It is mounted, but I had plenty of time to play around with it while I was undertaking my "reduce brightness of illuminated reticle" project and I remember it being just as tight then, I just haven't thought about discussing it until now.



Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I had a scope like that and simply took some wd-40 and sprayed the ring as best I could, free'ed right up.


I've been twisting it some (about 100 times Whacko) and it seems like it's loosened up just a tad.


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I did that as well worked it the full range of motion hundreds of times, then thought hey its better. Let it sit, next time i went to use it just as hard.  Thats when i sprayed it and its been easy to turn since. 

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  The only problem I have with spraying it with WD-40 is that this scope is part of my main deer hunting rig, and WD-40 has a pretty strong odor. It's getting pretty close to rifle season here too.
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try to find an odorless liquid wrench type stuff.  I think they make it just check Lowes or some hardware store for it.

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Whatever lubricant you decide to use, make sure it does not get on the lenses.  It can wreak havoc on coatings.

I have a 1.25-4.5x24 Endurance 30 and the magnification ring is fairly stiff, but not excessively so.

If it gets in the way of using the scope properly, just give Hawke a call and ask their opinion.  You will likely end up talking to either Mike or Brad and they will take care of you (tell them I suggested you call).

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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

try to find an odorless liquid wrench type stuff.  I think they make it just check Lowes or some hardware store for it.



 Thanks for the advice.
 

Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Whatever lubricant you decide to use, make sure it does not get on the lenses.  It can wreak havoc on coatings.

I have a 1.25-4.5x24 Endurance 30 and the magnification ring is fairly stiff, but not excessively so.

If it gets in the way of using the scope properly, just give Hawke a call and ask their opinion.  You will likely end up talking to either Mike or Brad and they will take care of you (tell them I suggested you call).

ILya

 ILya,

Thanks for the advice.

Casey


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