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Unread 11-02-2011, 05:39 PM
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Need some help

I got a prob well I think, I put my gun in a shooting rest and when I adjust the power on my scope the cross hairs move is that suppose to happen, its moving up and down about 3" thanks guys
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    Unread 11-03-2011, 07:24 AM
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    Re: Need some help

    You didn't specify what scope you have. How about a few details? Maker and model. It could be a parallax issue or you could have a broken scope. Tell us more and maybe we can help.
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    Unread 11-03-2011, 06:09 PM
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    Re: Need some help

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    I got a prob well I think, I put my gun in a shooting rest and when I adjust the power on my scope the cross hairs move is that suppose to happen, its moving up and down about 3" thanks guys
    If the mounts are solid and you're not moving the rifle, then it's most likely broken or an inexpensive off-brand.

    Did you already adjust the diopter and parallax?
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    Unread 11-03-2011, 08:20 PM
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    Re: Need some help

    Its a Simmons aetec 3.8-12x44
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    Unread 11-08-2011, 06:36 AM
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    Just got back from a hunt. Okay now we know what model scope. I looked it up and it has an adjustable front objective.. If the front objective isn't properly adjusted you will cause a parallax issue which will cause the crosshairs to apear to move around with even the slightest head/eye movement. Higher magnification will amplify crosshair movement. If you position your eye in slightly different positions while looking through the scope try adjusting the front objective to see if you can remove the crosshair movements. Don't use the actual yardage listed on the front objective as some scopes are not parallax free if set by the number but it should be close.

    Report back on if that solved the issue.
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    Unread 11-08-2011, 07:21 AM
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    Re: Need some help

    Thank you guys really app all the help
    Jake
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