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Bad Glass in Sightron?

 
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:34 PM
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Re: Bad Glass in Sightron?

Just curious, how tight did you get the scope mounts? Any approximations would be nice. The reason I want to know, is so that I do not make the same mistake.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:51 PM
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Re: Bad Glass in Sightron?

Wow! I didn't even think that was possible. Now I'm going to wonder whether I have them on too tight, choking the internal parts, or too loose, causing the scope to slip.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:25 PM
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Re: Bad Glass in Sightron?

That's why you should use a quality set of rings and torque them to the proper specs. Which is usually 15 in/lbs to 20 in/lbs. You have to really watch about over tightening vertical split rings. They can put a hurt-un on a scope tube.


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Old 04-01-2009, 10:38 PM
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Re: Bad Glass in Sightron?

Well, in honesty, I dont have an inch-pound wrench, so the best I can offer is "snug". I really did not think I had them on that tight, but apparently I did.

If anyone has a desire to own a sightron and wants an opinion, buy one.
Once mine was "properly" installed, it is as crystal clear as you can get for under $2000.
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:34 PM
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Re: Bad Glass in Sightron?

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I may have had the scope rings on too tight and bound the internal adjustments...
Hmmm... I'm guessing that wont happen with a Nightforce...
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:15 PM
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Re: Bad Glass in Sightron?

Nope.. I do mine super tight and no issues..

Till it goes slack then back it off 1/2 turn isn't it??


I can't believe that you can jam the internals with overtight rings....
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:03 PM
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Re: Bad Glass in Sightron?

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Nope.. I do mine super tight and no issues..

Till it goes slack then back it off 1/2 turn isn't it??


I can't believe that you can jam the internals with overtight rings....

Yeah that's kind of hard to believe. He must have had the rings on tighter than Rosie O'donnel eats...Well, maybe not that tight.
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