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Got a Pride Fowler 3-9x32 .22 scope a while back for my 10/22 Pocket Rifle.  Haven't really used it much but was getting critical today looking at it, holding it level (or at least I think it was level - LOL) and noticed that even though the turrets and bottom of the scope appeared perfectly in line with the rifle, when I look through it the reticle appears canted somewhat.
 
Should I rotate the scope in the rings until it is no longer canted, or would this be problematic with regards to the use of the W/E knobs when adjusting at the range or in the field?
 
Granted, this is for a .22 rifle that probably won't be used past 150 yds, but I do want it to be accurate when adjusting it. 
 
One thing I have noticed, and I don't know if anyone else has had this experience with PF scopes, is that the eye relief is very critical on this scope - if your eye isn't just right, you lose your view in the eye box pretty quickly - so for a "rapid" scope where you need to take a fast shot after acuiring your view in the scope, it doesn't work as well as other scopes I have that are more forgiving.
 
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I would level the reticule through turning the scope, even if the dials are off. Hopefully the reticule moves correctly up/down left/right, otherwise you will have some fun zeroing it. Once zeroed Kentucky windage (aiming high or low) may be your only option for shots other then at your zeroed range.

I am afraid you will only know how the reticule responds by fitting the scope and dialing away.
22 rounds are cheap... so fire away and tell us what you found!!
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Thanks, 8shots.  Thank God I didn't have this issue with my Zeiss scope I used for hunting in Namibia - that could have been expensive and disastrous - LOL.
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Originally posted by greywolf greywolf wrote:

Got a Pride Fowler 3-9x32 .22 scope a while back for my 10/22 Pocket Rifle.  Haven't really used it much but was getting critical today looking at it, holding it level (or at least I think it was level - LOL) and noticed that even though the turrets and bottom of the scope appeared perfectly in line with the rifle, when I look through it the reticle appears canted somewhat.


Greywolf,

If this is still an issue call them and ask to return it.
They had good customer service in the past.

I used to work for them.
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