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I just got my new Super Sniper 6x42 and the cross hairs appear fuzzy when I look through.I have searched this site and the Internet for a while and haven't been able to find instructions. Can anyone help?
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I'm guessing you haven't adjusted the eye piece yet? 

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Forgot to mention,if you don't know how to make the adjustment let us know & we'll post instructions.....Ernie
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Search diopter adjustment, ILla did a really good write up here somewhere, I'm just being lazy this morning! Everyone's eyes are different ergo adjustment must be made, just follow instructions. Chris Farris posted scope school to help people understand scopes better also. Welcome to the OT! Now forgive me while I grab my coffee!


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If you wear eyeglasses, be sure to get your eyeglass lens parallel to the scope lenses. In other words, you want to look into the center of the scope with the center of your eyeglasses.  If you look through the top inner corner of the lens like most do from a firing position, you may have trouble getting the reticle crisp.
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Thanks everyone for the assistance. I found the focus ring and now I can see clearly. If anyone else is reading this post and is looking for the same help. There are two focus rings on the scope one located on the rear end of the scope (i.e the side you look in ) if you have the flip up covers you will need to remove the cover to access this ring. The 2nd ring which is marked with distance is what allows you to focus the image you are looking at based on the distance - if you are looking at something 10 meters away will look clear at the 10 meter mark but will look fuzzy if the scope is set on the 250 meter mark.

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How can I focus so the reticle is clear?

One of the most misunderstood mechanical aspects of a riflescope is how to correctly use the eyepiece to focus the reticle. Here at Leupold, there are several kinds of eyepieces, but they all function similarly. All of them rotate—and in the process move in and out, changing the position of the eyepiece lenses in relation to the riflescope’s reticle. The reticle is the crosshair, or aiming point and the eyepiece’s primary role is to keep the reticle focused for the individual shooter’s eye.

So, to focus the reticle, point the scope toward the sky or another distant, light colored background. (If the scope is mounted on a firearm, ensure that the firearm is empty and rendered safe before performing this operation.) If the reticle is not crisp when you first glance through it, glance away, and turn the ocular lens about ¼ to ½ of a turn in either direction and glance through it again. The reticle will appear to be either more or less focused at this point. If it appears more crisp, turn a quarter turn the same direction and glance through it again. If it is less crisp, rotate a full turn the opposite direction and check again. Repeat this process until the reticle is crisp and sharp. If the eyepiece has a locking mechanism, lock it in place at this setting.

It is important to note that the reticle should not be focused while looking through the scope constantly. Your eye will compensate for the focus changes and focus will be very difficult to achieve. It is also important to note that the eyepiece focuses the reticle ONLY—not the target. Use the adjustable objective or side focus to remove parallax on the target (on higher magnification scopes). On lower magnification scopes, the parallax is factory set at 150 yards for most riflescopes, and shorter distances for other specialized products. (Rimfire scopes are set at 60 yards, for example.)

By properly focusing the reticle, your scope will provide a crisp, clear aiming point, and a sharp sight picture that is ideal for accurately placing your shots on target.


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I've found if you set your parralax knob, (if you have one) to infinity helps this process. I'm not sure if it's mentioned in this article or not. 

Good deal. Hope you enjoy your SS as many, many of us have ours. 
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