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General Scope Help Please?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by sloter, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. sloter

    sloter Active Member

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    Hi guys, so newbie question for you I hope this makes sense. When I focus my scope on an object in the distance using the turning bit near the eyepiece if I get the scope so that the object in the distance is nice and clear then the crosshair is practically invisible. If I refocus the scope so the objects through the scope are blurred then the crosshairs are nice and visible. Is this normal or have I got a dodgy scope?

    Thanks
     
  2. larryking28

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    Few more details about the scope would help.
    The crosshairs are what should be in focus by adjusting the eyepiece end and not the object in the distance.
     
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    Adjust the rear eyepiece to get the crosshairs in focus. Use the front ring to get the target in focus.

    Use the zoom ring (if you have one in front of the rear lens) to make the target view area larger or smaller.
     
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    OK thanks I'll have a look tonight.
     
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    It's a Hawke Panorama 3-9x40
    Thanks
     
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    you only need to set the eye piece once, point it at a clear sky and adjust till you get a nice clear cross hair, then leave it

    to adjust the focus at the distance you want to shoot at you use the objective ring at the front, it will have some yard markers already on for quick reference
     
  7. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    is it a an AO or Non AO panorama as non ao are fixed to parallax at 100yards. ao is focusable from5ft to infinity
     
  8. sloter

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    It's a Hawke Panorama EV 3-9x40 AO IR EV.
     
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    Wind the eye piece back in all the way.

    Measure out a fixed air rifle distance - anything will do. 30 yards is a good starting point.

    Wind the magnification right up.

    Use the AO to dial into that range or until your target AND cross hair are both nice and sharp.

    If the target is pin sharp and the cross hair is still slightly squiffy, make any minor adjustments on the eye piece if required.

    Wind back down to a more usable magnification and re-check.

    Focus should still be good on both target and cross hair.

    Sit back, think lofty thoughts, and adopt the insufferably smug demeanor of one who has just won a minor moral victory :D

    Obviously you might need to adjust the AO for any significant change in target distance. Personally I leave mine on 30 yards which is more than enough clarity between around 10 out to 40 or maybe 45 yards. Under or over that I sometimes need to tweak it a bit.
     
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    Yes I got suckered thinking the eye ball focus ring would / should focus the target (objective) when I first started out.
    The eye ball only needs focusing once when you initially fit the scope, point at clear sky and twist until the cross hairs are sharp. Do it quickly or else your brain will do it for you the longer you look through the scope.

    Thereafter use the far end focus to bring the target into clarity every time you have a different target range.
     
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    OK thanks guys, I didn't get chance last night so I'll give it a go tonight... Much appreciated.
     
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    Oh my . what a difference. Thanks guys brilliant.
     
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    Result !

    :)
     

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