Originally Posted by Nimrodmar10
This must be harder to explain than I thought it would be.
The rear lens wiggles up and down and side to side enough that the crosshairs move 1-2 inches on the target.
I haven't tried adjusting the power while watching the crosshairs but that would probably be a good test. I'll need to lock the rifle in a shooting vice of some sort to do that.
I don't know if the crosshairs are mounted on the first or second focal plane but I'm a little surprised that the crosshairs move with the rear lens. I would have thought they would be mounted on a lens somewhere in the main tube of the scope.
If the groups get tight with the Leupold mounted on the gun I'll know the problem is in the scope. If not, then the NF doesn't have a problem, the gun does.
I appreciate the suggestion on the replacement Lothar Walter stainless barrel. Any suggestions on who the best person would be to do the install? I don't really want the rifle to be gone for months and there are no local smiths I'd trust to do much of anything more than mounting scopes.
Nimrod you have a busted scope. With all that free play in the ocular nothing else you do will make any difference.
You need to solve that issue first before even starting to worry about anything else.
Call your dealer and/or call NF. At a minimum the ocular is way out of spec and thus loose enough to leak gas which means at some point your scope is going to fog up and freeze on the inside.