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Possible Elite 4200 problem?

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Topic: Possible Elite 4200 problem?
Posted By: jetwrnch
Subject: Possible Elite 4200 problem?
Date Posted: November/13/2008 at 13:46
When I change the magnification on my Elite 4200 the crosshairs follow the ring a few degrees, then seem to straighten. Is this normal? Thanks in advance.

Posted By: Horsemany
Date Posted: November/13/2008 at 14:08
Are you sure you're not seeing a distortion of the image caused by parallax?  If you've not properly adusted the parallax it could theoretically distort the image as the magnification changes.  I'd try adjusting the parallax and see if it goes away first.

Posted By: jetwrnch
Date Posted: November/17/2008 at 10:02
This is a rotation of the reticle. Not much but it's there, and only while moving the magnification ring.  Once you release the ring it straightens up.

Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: November/17/2008 at 10:24
I have never heard of an effect like this, but it is definitely not right and implies some whiplash in the erector tube positioning.  I would call Bushnell customer service.


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Posted By: Roy Finn
Date Posted: November/18/2008 at 09:03
Ditto what koshkin said, that is not normal

Posted By: jetwrnch
Date Posted: November/27/2008 at 14:26
Thanks! I'll give 'em a call after the Holidays. 

Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: November/27/2008 at 14:27
Please keep us posted.

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Posted By: jetwrnch
Date Posted: December/02/2008 at 08:40
Called the Bushy folks. They said send 'er back. Right in the middle of deer season. Dang! I'll update as I know more.

Posted By: Buckma
Date Posted: December/05/2008 at 10:30
Only if they would send you one to use for deer season while they fix yours Bandito

Posted By: hunter12345
Date Posted: December/11/2008 at 19:23
I have the Elite 4200 and must say it has done a few hunts out in the rain & snow over the years without any problems.Sounds like a problem with the erector send it back after the hunting season as it would take a couple of weeks for them to repair your scope.My scope still works but I noticed it getting a little sluggish with using the magnification so it well head back for service also. 

Posted By: jetwrnch
Date Posted: December/12/2008 at 06:41
I replaced it with a Conquest 2.5-8x32 to finish out the season. I'm in no real hurry to go back to the Elite after using the Zeiss. I need to buy another rifle for it so it doesn't go to waste. I wonder if my wife will buy that excuse?

Posted By: Ed Connelly
Date Posted: December/12/2008 at 06:50
Originally posted by jetwrnch jetwrnch wrote:

When I change the magnification on my Elite 4200 the crosshairs follow the ring a few degrees, then seem to straighten. Is this normal? Thanks in advance.
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