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Unread 12-09-2012, 10:21 AM
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Re: Vortex scopes

just because I was curious, and had forgotten, I checked. with y PST, on a 20MOA base, from my zero, I have 55.25 MOA adjustment. It's on a .308
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    Not really... Vortex scopes have an odd occurence and that is, when the elevation is bottomed out or close to bottomed out, a crescent appears in the in the ocular when you look through it. What you see is actually the inside of the tube itself, a definite distraction. Consequently, your total elevation range is actually less.............
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    Re: Vortex scopes

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    Not really... Vortex scopes have an odd occurence and that is, when the elevation is bottomed out or close to bottomed out, a crescent appears in the in the ocular when you look through it. What you see is actually the inside of the tube itself, a definite distraction. Consequently, your total elevation range is actually less.............
    having checked the view through my scope at both ends of the elevation range, I never actually noticed that, so I can't say that's a distraction. Just went and looked again, after your post, I had to look specifically to really notice it. it's there, but not really enough to be a distraction to me
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    Some ar more pronounced than others, I presume it depnds entirely on how far the elvation post is threaded towards the bottom of the adjustment range (and top as well). Just a tad too far allows the sight picture to encompass the tube itself.

    Been discussed on here before so I know there is a variance between units. With my 4.5x16 PST, I can't see the tube at all but my 6-24 shows the crescent at extreme elevation adjustment. I know it's there and what causes it so it's on 'ignore' with me too.

    Not owning a Razor, I wonder if QC is tighter and stops are in place to eliminate it? I imagine that the erection mechanics are the same across the entire line. I also suspect that glass quality and focal groups change as the price of admission increases.

    It's a QC issue that could be resloved by adding a stop washer or shim during manufacture but that entails precise measurement of each and every unit to ascertain exactly where the thread stops in relationship to the base (and the roof) of the erector mechanism.

    It won't effect the mechanics at all btw.

    Not something I expect on a scope of this price range actually.

    The mechanics are pretty straightforward in any scope as far as the erection mechanism is concerned. Just small parts all working in harmony with each other...
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    cool info. thanks.


    given I'm shooting a .308, and I don't forsee shooting beyond 1k, I have a feeling I won't be reaching the bottom of my elevation that often, if at all, but it's always good to learn new stuff, even if I'm not using it right away
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    My 4.5-16 is also mounetd on a 308, Talley one piece ring/base, it's a Savage 11 Lightweight.

    Personally, I don't see a 308 pill getting out 1K with any repeatability either. It might arrive there but I suspect it's about spent.

    Now, the 6-24 is on a Savage Lapua but it has a 20 MOA cant rail. Good grief that gun is heavy...........
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    Re: Vortex scopes

    I get 62MOA of usable "up" from zero with my 6-24 and a 20MOA base.
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