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Question Re-Parallaxing a Scope

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by nheather, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. nheather

    nheather Well-Known Member

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    I have an AGS scope that I would like to try and re-parallax. It's factory set at 35 yds but I would like to set it down to 20 or 25 yds which is the max my son shoots out.

    It's an AGS 3-9x40 mini. The longest range he shoots at is 20 yards. At that range anything up to 6x is reasonably in focus but above becomes a blur. The scope is optically fine because if I focus at something at 35yds or more then it is clear even at 9x.

    I understand the basic principle - but my first challenge is removing the objective end. There is very little to grip - the removeable end is just 1mm or less deep on the outside.

    Any tips on how best to remove the objective end?

    I assume the threads are standard spec - anticlockwise to loosen?

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
  2. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    I use a mini Boa Constrictor Strap Wrench

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  3. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Not all scopes need the bell end removing some just have a locking ring inside .
     
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    i use a pair of mole grips with a lens cleaning cloth stuck inside to prevent damage to the scope
     
  5. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    :eek::eek: Thats a bit heavy duty just for a scope. :p
     
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    it's the only thing i have that fits a 50 mill objective:D
     
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    I don't think I would want my bell end removed :eek:
     
  8. nheather

    nheather Well-Known Member

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    The problem I could see with the Boa Constrictor wrench and even mole grips is that there doesn't seem to be enough to get a grip of.

    The removeable bit just makes up the last 1mm (maybe less) of the outside surface objective bell.

    On the inner surface there is more but it doesn't look like there are indents or key location to help with the removal.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
  9. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Just try cupping the scope objective end in your hand while wearing rubber gloves.
     
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    you been told to keep stuff on topic :focus::D
    all though i have to agree with you:D

    anyway, not sure if this helps at all but whats the harm in looking?:)
    http://www.abousainc.com/objective parallax.htm
     
  11. nheather

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    Good idea - just tried it and managed to get quite a good grip - the end of the scope wouldn't budge though - must be superglued in!

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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    Some of them are glued try gently tapping all the way round with something hard but make sure you cover it with a cloth first to prevent damage this is usually enough to break the adhesive and make it loose enough to unscrew
     
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    If it only glue and not loctite then a hair dryer might help.
     
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    Nope no joy - can't see anything removing this without damage. Looks like it's just going to have to stay at 35yds.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     

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