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    Posted: December/30/2021 at 00:48
I have a 

SWFA SS HD 10x42 

that I ride in the truck on a rem 223. That I use to shoot coyotes. Its the clearest 10 power scope i have.
The problem I have is that sometimes the turrets will spin a little. its treated rough. A friend of mine recommended melting wax on the turret . Is there a better way to hold the turrets in place?
                                       thanks James
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gerry Atric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/30/2021 at 05:58
Would an "el cheapo" zero stop be sufficient? At least you´ll know where your 100 yard zero is (or whatever distance you zero your rifle.)

In that case there are some clips on YouTube, just write; SWFA rifle scope zero stop.
There used to be sets of washers for SWFA scopes for sale on ebay, don´t know is they are still available.

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Tape it?
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I am guessing the screws on the turrets are loose.

If not call SWFA they will take care of you.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cowski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/30/2021 at 13:11
tightening the screws will make it harder to click? zero stops and tape are both better than my thought   hose clamps.
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Originally posted by cowski cowski wrote:

tightening the screws will make it harder to click? zero stops and tape are both better than my thought   hose clamps.

You know, I like the idea of hose clamps... red neck BDC rings...
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The 10x HD and the 3-9 and 5-20 have only one screw centered on top of the turret.
Wax won't stay put.... think hot glue gun instead if that idea excites you.
Tape is a reasonable solution and while it is a temporary fix it can be removed without damage. 
The better long-term solution is a scope with capped adjustments
Honestly 10x is a bit much to get onto a coyote rapidly. With anything above 6x it's tough to do that, not impossible but more difficult than ideal.  Let me suggest you look at Trijicon Accupoint scopes with the red post illuminated reticle. 

Trijicon 1-6x24 AccuPoint 30mm Rifle Scope      Red Triangle Post  $1,010.95

This would be a far better choice for coyotes. If you want more magnification for other purposes 
The 2.5 to 12.5x42 also comes with the same illuminated reticle, as do other variable power models.


Edited by Urimaginaryfrnd - December/30/2021 at 20:36

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Blue painters tape. If you leave it on for a few days it becomes something of a bear to remove. That can be good or bad.
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