Nightforce NXS 5.5-22 -"movement in focus turret"

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by jcollie, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. jcollie

    jcollie Member

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    Hey guys, I just brought a Nightforce XS 5.5-22x56 second hand. Ive noticed that there is slight movement when you try to wobble the turret for the focus.
    I this normal? whay is this?
    Thanks guys
     
  2. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Jcollie, tighten the hex screw on the turret. That should solve your problem.

    Wildcat
     

  3. jcollie

    jcollie Member

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    Hey, I unscrewed the top of the turret and looked at all of the small screws under where the battery is held. I found no screws that were loose. The hex screw is where exactly? how do I get at this hex screw?
    Cheers
     
  4. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    I thougt tightening the turret srews would solve the problem. I would call Nightforce.

    Wildcat
     
  5. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    There is no hex screw to tight on the focus knob that I am aware of.............. Call Nightforce and talk to Jeff and describe your problem...I have 5 NXS scopes and I do not know what you mean when you say that the focus knob wobbles....................or if it does how to correct it with out sending it back to Nightforce...
     
  6. jcollie

    jcollie Member

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    When I say wobbles - Im meaning a slight movement between Scope body and focus Turret/ nob.
     
  7. ss7mm

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    I just checked my 5.5-22x56 and there is a slight amount of movement in the parallax/focus knob but none in the vertical or horizontal turrets. Never noticed it before as I never tried to see if it would wobble or bend.:):) Both turrets are tight and have no movement.

    I'm not too worried about mine but if it bugs you too much call them at 1-208-476-9814 and see what they say. If you do call, let us know what they say.
     
  8. jcollie

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    Thanks SS7mm, its nice to know that this is the case for another persons nxs also. Perhaps its normal.... who knows.