Re: IOR scopes
Its been a while since i posted the problem with my IOR 6x24x50 35mm tube scope. I do have it mounted on one of hottest 338 rifles out there, they say there is more "snap recoil" than a 50BMG creates. That said, i called Val today to ask about rings for another project. I then asked him about my personal scope that has a sticky focus knob, i was worried that it was the big 338 rifle rearing its ugly head again. I decribed the problem to Val and he said its an easy fix, "the ring screws are too tight he said" He recomends 12 inch pounds of torque on the screws. He said that will likely fix the problem, if not return it. So i went and removed the scope, checking the knob first, still sticky. After taking the scope off, the focus knob now turns smooth. I installed the scope back on the rifle, set the screws like he said, all is fixed. This goes to show you the screws should be put on with a torque wrench to be sure of the propper settings. Its critical for Scopes with external side focus knobs to have the rings not over tight, the focus inside the scope has to move to work properly. If the tube is pinched just slightly the focus slide will get sticky or not move at all. He has had several scopes that the rings were so tight the tube was crushed. Mine was not in this catagory, thank god! I will get a chance this weekend to do some shooting with it.
Val took care of me with no problems.