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Scopes stiff scope focus ring

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by nick2303, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. nick2303

    nick2303 Engaging Member

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    got a 2nd hand scope with my s510..

    its a Hawke Airmax SR12 AX 6-18x44 AO..

    the focus ring seems rather stiff.. to the point where once ive turned it from 15yds to max i've got cramp in my hand..

    is there a way to lubricate the ring without causing damage to the optics?
     
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    I have had 3 airmax and found every one of them hard to to turn some are worse then the others and the one I have left gets almost impossible to turn after 30 yards. I don't know if you can use anything to make them easy to turn, I just put up with it as I find them good scopes despite the stiffness.
     
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    Give hawke a ring, ive had cause to in the past and they have been very helpful, and if you get a result let us know.

    ATB Paul
     
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    You can add a 'fishing coaster' which clamps around the focus ring and makes it much easier to move - on ebay about £3 for 2.
     
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    Fishing coasters here too,got 1 on my Viper Zoom wheel,BSA Sidewheel and a Hawke AO ring.
     
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    cool..

    will get some of them n see if that helps...

    if not i'll e-mail Hawke...

    thanks all...
     
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    You could try a cable tie as well, do it it up with a pair of pliers to get it tight - a bit agricultural I know.
     
  9. SteveO

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    There should be a little crosshead screw on the ring, try loosening it off half a turn and see what happens.
     
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