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

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bobcat___4, Feb 27, 2007.

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  1. bobcat___4

    bobcat___4 Member

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    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
     
  2. Zero_DgZ

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    As long as it had enough to get to POI and stayed there I wouldn't care one iota.
     
  3. GunnySkox

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    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
     
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    Just be happy!!!!

    Good shooting and be safe.
    LB
     
  5. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

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    It shouldn't "go screwy" near the limits, it should just physically stop as the erector assembly runs out of room.
     
  6. bobcat___4

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    Thank you for the helpful comments
     
  7. dakotasin

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    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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