If a scope's actual max internal adjustment is WAY more than specified


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bobcat___4
February 27, 2007, 04:49 PM
I have a Nikon Monarch 3-9x40, purchased around Christmas. According to its manual the scope has 55 MOA of internal adjustment. While locating the scope's mechanical zero, however, I found an actual range of 77 MOA windage and 81 MOA elevation.

I realize that scopes commonly differ between their actual and specified ranges, but this seems a little extreme. Should there be any reason for concern or should I just be pleasantly suprised? Thank you for any information

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Zero_DgZ
February 27, 2007, 05:25 PM
As long as it had enough to get to POI and stayed there I wouldn't care one iota.

GunnySkox
February 27, 2007, 05:29 PM
Doesn't screwy stuff start to happen with a scope when you get toward the extremes of a scope's adjustment? (I don't know, I don't have any scope experience) Maybe the manual means that that's as far as it'll go before it starts to get screwy, and not necessarily as far as the thing will twist?

~GnSx

LHB1
February 27, 2007, 10:11 PM
Just be happy!!!!

Good shooting and be safe.
LB

Zak Smith
February 28, 2007, 12:44 AM
It shouldn't "go screwy" near the limits, it should just physically stop as the erector assembly runs out of room.

bobcat___4
February 28, 2007, 02:23 AM
Thank you for the helpful comments

dakotasin
February 28, 2007, 01:27 PM
the clicks on some scopes rarely line up w/ advertised value (1 click = 1/4", etc). i would imagine that if you are counting clicks you didn't actually get the true moa of windage and elevation.

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