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recently bought the SS after reading all the good stuff... after mounting the scope, i am having one heck of a time obtaining a decent sight picture
ie. i spend more time hunting for the crosshairs than shooting, the least bit of head movement from the perfect sight picture, which takes a while to
lock in, the scope goes gray... kind of like the cheap scopes on the market...

am i doing something wrong... high cheekpiece, low cheekpiece, front, back, it's still a hunt for me to get the crosshairs in view... in a tactical
situation i would be toast... anyone else having problems with this?

thanks
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What power SS do you have?
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I bet its a 16x or 20x.  What you are experiencing has nothing to do with high end vs. low end optics, it has to do with mathematics.  The exit pupil of a 16x42 is only 2.6mm...that means you only have 2.6mm of light coming out of the rear of the scope that you have to align your eye with.  The 10x42 has a 4.2mm exit pupil and is much easier to use.  If you want high magnification you must go up in objective lens size to avoid what you are experiencing.

 

The XOTIC 4-16x56 would have a 3.5mm exit pupil on 16x and is much easier to use.

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yes, it is a 16x42...

i wish i would have read this before i bought the 16...

sad...

no recourse?

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chris...

 

thanks for the math lesson... its a good day when you go to bed smater than when your work up...

 

like most americans, bigger is better, but in this case, not good...

 

can't really $wing the xotic, so your offer to exchange my 16 for a 10 is much appreciated... and i didn't have to ask, plead, beg or whine...

 

a friend of mine referred me to swfa for the products and the service...

 

i'd be happy to refer anyone you way... the 16 is on the way to texas... 

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