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Up is down, right is left?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Shrinkmd, Jun 30, 2010.

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  1. Shrinkmd

    Shrinkmd Member

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    I sent my FX2.5 scout scope back to Leupold for factory service after it went out of whack on my Yugo M48, S&K mount and S&K rings. I got back from the range the other day, and I got on paper at 50 yds, but after a few shots it went wild. I was able to get it almost centered, but almost at the top of my target, say almost 12 inches high, but then I have no clue where the rest went.

    Anyway, I also noticed that on the adjustment caps, when I turned according to the direction, the crosshairs were moving in the opposite direction! Could Leupold have put something back together the wrong way? I mean, if the arrow points to Up and you turn the screw that way, the crosshairs should move in that direction, right?

    I was sighting in by looking down the bore to center the target, then adjusting the scope. I was able to get the first shot or two on paper, but then no matter what I did to the scope they seemed to just fly wild. I have zeroed rifles before (actually, a 91/30 with similar setup) and never had a problem like this.

    Does this sound like another trip back to the factory, or am I missing something here? I used a FAT wrench according to their torque specifications.

    Thanks!
     
  2. hoghunting

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    That is exactly how the scope should work. When the scope is mounted on the rifle, and you make an adjustment for an increase in elevation, the reticule moves downward. Now, when you aim at the target, your muzzle will be pointed higher.
     
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    Turning the knob "up" makes the point of impact "up", not the cross hairs
     
  4. Shrinkmd

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    Ok, just like iron sights adjustment. That makes sense.

    How about the scope not holding zero after a few shots? I think I need to remove everything and start again from scratch.

    What is the best way to clean thread locking compound out of the screw threads?
     
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