close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Scopes and Other Optics

Long Range Scopes and Other Optics Nightforce Optics

Reply

side focus issue

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 12-06-2012, 11:38 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Rathdrum Idaho
Posts: 572
side focus issue

i have a Nikon 6x18x40sf fine cross hair with dot. the side focus knob is a bit stiff to turn any idea what causing this? Scope is on a savage mod 12. scope works fine just the side focus is stiff. Thinking about sending back to Nikon for repair even though I don't like the Reticle. Thought about selling but don't want to sell some one else the problem. Any idea's or suggestions is most welcome thanks.
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 12-06-2012, 11:48 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2011
    Location: S.E. Michigan
    Posts: 4,120
    Re: side focus issue

    Sounds to me like a dry sealing 'o' ring or dry threads. Try removing the turret and applying some silicone grease to the 'o' ring and see if that makes it easier to turn. A tiny drop of light oil (like 3-1) on the treads of the mechanism might help as well. just a tiny drop, no more.

    I us dielectric grease on 'o' rings. It's available in an auto parts store in the electrical section. Great for any exposed electrical connection too.
    __________________
    'It's not about me, it's about we'..........
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 12-07-2012, 04:40 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Jul 2010
    Location: Rathdrum Idaho
    Posts: 572
    Re: side focus issue

    thanks i will give that a try
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: side focus issue
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    F/S Redfield 12X side focus Bob the nailer Optics For Sale 1 10-07-2012 04:41 PM
    To side focus or not alloutsmith3 Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 14 08-18-2012 12:37 PM
    SS 10x40 side focus Ksmirk Optics For Sale 2 01-19-2010 09:11 PM
    For trade SS 10X w/ Side focus fmsniper Guns For Sale 3 11-25-2004 06:14 AM
    Burris BD side focus sbrown Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 9 06-09-2003 06:46 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:36 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC