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Old 06-03-2014, 06:17 PM
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Dial up backlash Question

I have a VX6 Leopold, I was wondering is it necessary to take up any backlash in the tread in the dial and if so which way, say if you are dialing up do you go past then down to the setting you want or do you do it when going back down to your zero setting or you could start below your Zero setting before dialing up.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:47 AM
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Re: Dial up backlash Question

If you are referring to what I was taught to be called a "positive load", where you over compensate your adjustment then bring it back down to your intended turret setting, then I would probably say it wouldn't be needed on the newer Leupold. However, if doing it boosts your confidence then I say go for it.
I do so because the Leupolds I have been issued over the years tended to favor such actions. Even if a newer scope is issued to me I still do it if nothing else but out of habbit. I should get my first Nightforce in the mail soon and I'm hoping to trust it enough not to worry about it. Seems almost every scope I've had over the past several years has failed, whether it was issued or a personal purchase.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:17 PM
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Re: Dial up backlash Question

I would suggest you always do it regardless of the class of the scope. Seems like such a simple thing to do to avoid a possible error. Righty tighty lefty loosey. Any time I dial up I go past 6 clicks or so then back down, same for windage.
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:32 PM
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Re: Dial up backlash Question

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I would suggest you always do it regardless of the class of the scope. Seems like such a simple thing to do to avoid a possible error. Righty tighty lefty loosey. Any time I dial up I go past 6 clicks or so then back down, same for windage.
Just a clarification- most "American" scopes adjust the point of impact with screws that are standard "right hand thread". If in doubt on which way is positive load, you want to finish your movement by turning the screw whichever way is "into" the scope body. For most scopes, that is down elevation and left windage. Some of the premium euro makers turn the opposite way.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:40 PM
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Re: Dial up backlash Question

I'm too poor to have any experience with Euro glass LOL!
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