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Hi all:
 
Bought three 4200's (solely as a result of my education on this site) and mounting them today.  I may have a problem.
 
First one I mounted on my son's Tikka T3.  Looking at various objects in our subdivision, I'm quite impressed.  There is a garage about 100 yards away with an octagonal decorative vent louver.  Looks crystal clear through the scope and I can easily see the individual louvers.
 
Then I mounted next one on my Rem 760 and was admiring the same sights.  However, then I noticed that as I moved the scope left/right or up/down and the vent was no longer centered - It quickly went out of focus.  Crystal in center, loses focus the closer to the edge.  I thought normal, as I had read posts about the "sweet spot/"
 
However, when I go back to my son's scope.  The effect is somewhat noticable, but no where near as pronounced.  Doubt I would have ever noticed it with his scope.  Definately a huge difference in the 2 scopes.
 
Comments and or follow up questions appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
 
As I think about it, guess I should check out scope # 3. 
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Without mounting, the third one appears to be between the two.  Not a good test until mounted.
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Don't have anything to add but will be following this very closely. as I also have been looking at the 4200's.
Do have a few questions. I'm assuming the scopes are all the same power and are all on the same power setting?
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Which 4200s did you get? Are they adjustable objective or set?
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Did you try moving the focus adjustment at all?
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What did you find out?
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