Originally Posted by bajabill
I had a chance to pick one of these up for 15% off. But it was without the box and without the larger knobs or the sunscreen. I dont know how much those items would be worth to me, but I have decided to pass on it for now. Maybe, by the time I actually need the scope, I can find a sale at Bass Pro or I will at least have more points built up. Do Nikon scopes ever go on sale, I know the Leupolds rarely if ever do.
I am confused how the full 40 MOA adjustment can be made without taking the allen screw off. Is the 6MOA the horizontal lines shown on the elevation turret?
If I am understanding you correctly...yes.
I responded because I think you were misinterpreting how the target knobs were set up. I'll try to go through it.
If you take out the allen screw, you will be able to slip the knob off. When you look at the scope you will see a the bright aluminum that the knob covered up mostly. This bright aluminum will have horizontal black marks on it intersecting one long vertical black line. Inside the bright aluminum you will see the spline shaft that the knobs fit on. The only reason you have to take the knob off is to switch from the "hunting" knob to the "target" knob, or to rotate it so the "zero" on the knob lines up with the vertical line on the bright aluminum part of the scope.
Only some of the black horizontal hash marks will be exposed beneth the target knob when it is in place on the scope. For every 2 revolutions you make with the knob you will reviel more of the horizontal marks.