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Question faulty scope or not

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by render87, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. render87

    render87 Busy Member

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    hope someone could help clear this up i was plinking yesterday with brother in law in the garden and when i used his gun on the same mag (x9) his was more zoomed in so much so i had to wind it down just below x6 to match my x9. The scope is exactly the same only its the 50mm objective anyway ive checked with my hawk varmint and that seems the same as my brother inlaws so does that mean my 3-9x40ao is faulty or any body experienced this before cheers
     
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    How do you qualify "more zoomed in", and are the 'scopes exactly the same model (bar the objective) or just the same spec? What make and model are they both? Some 'scopes will have a wider FOV than others (which can be deceptive).. I've never known a 'scope have a fault that affected the magnification settings in this way..
     
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    my scope is a 3-9x40 niko sterling mountmaster and my brother in laws is a 3-9x50 mountmaster both my hawk varmint and brother in laws have to be on about x6 to match my x9 on the niko never seen it before myself thats why i was asking if its faulty cheers
     
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    That is strange. Not heard of such an issue before but I suppose it's possible that something could be misaligned / incorrectely machined inside one. If the one Nikko 'scope gives the same sight picture when set to 9x as the others do at 6x, what happens if you wind it down to 3x and compare it with the others?
     
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    its lower through the whole mag range its as if is was a 1-6 scope
     
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    just done a test in the garden my 3-9x40 on x9 @ 25y 1 mildot = 1.5" my hawk varmint and my brother inlaws 3-9x50 on x9 @ 25y 1 mildot = 1" so i thinks there something definitely not right
     
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    Something definitely sounds amiss there; my only suggestion would be to take the "faulty" 'scope back to where it came from (assuming it's still warrantied). Failing that - looks like you might have scored yourself an unintentional 2-6 mag 'scope :p
     
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    its the same with binoculars/telescopes all else being equal a larger objective will give higher mag... wouldnt mind betting as a cost cutting measure both scopes have the same lenses bar the objective....
     
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    my mates ags scopes mag went all funny, same problem mag seemed low on higher. Turns out the pin inside which turns the adjustment lens was bent I just straightened it up and it went up to the high mag again.
     
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    well just got back from my local rfd and they had a look and he reckons that it has the wrong cam/zoom tube and in the 15 years he worked as a rfd hes seen only 2 before with this fault so its going back to be replaced. We checked it against about 6 other scopes and they were all the same except mine just my luck:mad:
     

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