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Just ordered a 4-16x42 Big Sky w/ mildots and wondering if the variable power has a locking feature.  I would like to primarily us 12x for varminting so would like to know if this model has a feature to lock the power setting.  (I ordered the 4-16 because they did not make a 3-12x42 with adjustable objective and mildots).
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From my own experience with the same power and model scope I would answer no. I did however find no problem with the power changing at any time.......as it takes some conscience effort to change the power. Enjoy your scope.

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I have never owned a rifle scope with a locking mechanism on the magnification ring.  Has anyone else?
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I thought I heard some upper end scopes have this feature but could be wrong.  Posting this question because mildots will have different yardage from say 12x compared to 16x.
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Never heard of it myself............but it would not change without help........had a pretty stiff power adjustment ring.

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