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Unread 01-23-2010, 09:29 PM
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Nightforce illuminated reticle trouble

Purchased new NF 5.5 x 22 x 56 and when it arrived the reticle wouldnt illuminate. I attempted to adjust the setting, but still no change. After installing a new battery the reticle lit up immediately--I assumed problem solved. The next day I mounted the scope and again pulled the knob to illuminate the reticle and it would not work. Has anyone had problems with the illum reticles in NF scopes? I plan to contact NF directly but curious if this is common. Thanks
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    Re: Nightforce illuminated reticle trouble

    I have owned many NXS's and all worked well. Just a thought, but are you testing it in a dark or low light area? I can't see mine unless it is low light.

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    Re: Nightforce illuminated reticle trouble

    I'm going to out myself as a dumb ass but I did exactly what Broz mentioned with my first NF. I'm not saying that's your problem but you may want to check it in low light.
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    B23, you ain't the only one. Heck my first one I bought used and I didn't even know how to turn it on for quite a while...

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    Re: Nightforce illuminated reticle trouble

    Yes I did think of that too and tried adjusting it in a very dark room and I couldn't get any illumination at any setting change of the set screw. I will contact NF and see what they think
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    Re: Nightforce illuminated reticle trouble

    I can't believe I'm going to admit this on an open forum but that was the first problem I had with my first NF. I thought what the heck I just spent all this money and the POS doesn't even work it won't turn on and I tried everything. Or so I thought.

    Then I read the user manual. Amazing how well those instructions really do work when you use them. LOL
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    23, you ain't the only one. Heck my first one I bought used and I didn't even know how to turn it on for quite a while
    I thought the illuminated reticle was a special order option and when I sent a scope in for a zero stop I asked them to install an illuminated reticle also. I guess they thought it was pretty humorous.

    I still have never used it for anything.
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