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OK.  So I took my brand new Nikon 4 x 16 tactical out today on my brand new Rem 700 PSS.  I noticed I was having issues getting on paper but eventually got within reason.   I then noticed that one of my scope rings was a little loose  and tighened it up but I was busy with something else and didn't have the time to shoot that rifle more.  When I got home from the range i made a disturbing discovery.

The reiticle in the scope was now canted almost 15 degreees to one side.   It is as if the whole assembly had rotated.  The scope was level in it's mount but the site picture (crosshairs) were now rotated to the right.   I even had my wife look through it and she said "Wow , this is crooked".   What the heck happened here??  I am kind of disappointed in the fact that this thibng seems to have crapped on it's first outing.  I know it is under warranty but I just wondered what could have caused this?

Thanks in advance.

Kevin  

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Kevin:

How do you know that the scope is level?

Have you put a bubble level on it or how have obained "level"

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I took the scope of of the rifle and placed the flat portion of the botom of the scope on a flat surface.    Even without doing that  it is really, really obvious it's canted.   The vertical line of mil-dots runs from about 2 o'clock to 7 o'clock if that makes any sense.  Way off.
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Sounds like it needs to go back to Nikon.
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$hit happens even to good scopes.  Send it back to Nikon for repairs.

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Originally posted by Kray Kray wrote:

I took the scope of of the rifle and placed the flat portion of the botom of the scope on a flat surface.    Even without doing that  it is really, really obvious it's canted.   The vertical line of mil-dots runs from about 2 o'clock to 7 o'clock if that makes any sense.  Way off.

 

Yes Sir. Got you now.

 

I thought maybe the scope twisted on you and became "unleveled" because you also mentioned a loose ring.

 

I'm terribly sorry about your trouble.

That sucks. I have had it happen to me more than once.

US Optics, Zeiss and IOR to name a few.

 

Send it back.

 

If it's any consolation, you have a great scope and Nikon should get you squared away and back on the range shooting. 

 

Please keep us advised.

 

Regards,

Mark

 

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Thanks guys.  I'm sure they will get it fixed fine.  I was just curious as to how it occured.  I know it's an etched glass reticle, so I assumed that glass plane rotated within the tube.   When I did a search on google I noticed that there were some Leupolds that suffered from the same malady.  I will keep everyone in the loop as to the outcome.

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Originally posted by Kray Kray wrote:

Thanks guys.  I'm sure they will get it fixed fine.  I was just curious as to how it occured.  I know it's an etched glass reticle, so I assumed that glass plane rotated within the tube.   When I did a search on google I noticed that there were some Leupolds that suffered from the same malady.  I will keep everyone in the loop as to the outcome.

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Right.

The NiTac's a etched reticle.

The whole bloody lens must have broke loose when you started shooting. I assume.

Or was it crooked from the beginning?

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No.  It was fine until I started to put rounds down range.  I had only fired 10 rounds until it crapped out.  
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Originally posted by Kray Kray wrote:

OK.  So I took my brand new Nikon 4 x 16 tactical out today on my brand new Rem 700 PSS.  I noticed I was having issues getting on paper but eventually got within reason.   I then noticed that one of my scope rings was a little loose  and tighened it up but I was busy with something else and didn't have the time to shoot that rifle more.  When I got home from the range i made a disturbing discovery.

The reiticle in the scope was now canted almost 15 degreees to one side.   It is as if the whole assembly had rotated.  The scope was level in it's mount but the site picture (crosshairs) were now rotated to the right.   I even had my wife look through it and she said "Wow , this is crooked".   What the heck happened here??  I am kind of disappointed in the fact that this thibng seems to have crapped on it's first outing.  I know it is under warranty but I just wondered what could have caused this?

Thanks in advance.

Kevin  

 

Hello, how do you know that the scope rings didn't loosen up a touch and the scope's tube didn't rotate slightly?  This isn't uncommon.  I'd reseat it, and then shoot it some more before I sent it back in.  I've had rings loosen on the tube and things shifted ever so slightly.

 

Take care, Chris

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