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I have a Pentax Gameseeker 3-9x40 scope mounted on my 35 whelen handi-rifle. The scope is about 3-4 years old and this year I took it off my black powder and put it on my handi-rifle (yes all the screws are tight), and had it bore sighted by the local gun shop. Well now I can't seem to get it tuned in (my shoulder hurts after shooting a box of cartridges). It is still about 4 inches high and 3 inches to the right. No matter how many clicks I turn it, it wont move. I'm thinking the sight needs to be zeroed out but I cant find any manuals on this particular scope and I lost my box for it. I have searched on the Pentax support site, and have spent hours on Google, with no luck. Maybe someone can help me that know about these scopes? Thanks -TJay
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Since it probably worked on your black powder rifle, I am assuming that the scope was fine before you moved it.

Did you mount it yourself? And if so did you use a torque wrench to tighten the screws? Most rings are tightened to 15 to 25 in lbs. Yes that is inch pounds and not foot pounds. I have seen a number of mounts that were over tightened and the scope did not adjust properly as a result. Did you align the rings?


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Welcome to the OT.
 
Your description does not include much detail.  There are a number of things that could present your problem.  It is bothersome that you said "yes, all the screws are tight"... how tight???  It would be nice to see a picture of your current mount... PM me, you can send me a  couple of pictures and I will post them for you. 
My first suggestion would be to remove the scope and mechanically zero it.  Here is a good reference for attaining mzero:
 
 
Once that is accomplished, remount the scope (making sure you use approximately 15inlb of screw torque) and boresight.  When I execute a physical boresight (as opposed to using a collimator), I try to use a target at least 100 yards away.
 
Now go shoot.  If you don't improve your results, you have a scope problem...
 
 
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Well... er it is a Gameseeker.  It WILL give problems sooner or later!Big Grin I learned the hard way!

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Actually, the Gameseeker is a pretty reliable scope, a good, solid design that is worth more than the cost...
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Actually, the Gameseeker is a pretty reliable scope, a good, solid design that is worth more than the cost...
 
Well it was comments like yours and the $74 price tag (EBay) that made me buy mine. I could not get the reticle focused and could not use the scope on power settings above 10X (it was a 4-12x40). Besides that I also thought it was a pretty rugged scope for the money. The ocular bell is huge! and the adjustments were good...but I would rather pay $150 for a 3-9x FF2.
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