scope question,this is wierd

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by oldbrass, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    lookin at the nikon scope on my .223 today,.lookin thru the scope if you raise or lower your line of sight thru the eyepiece the point of aim lowers and raises to...It moves a lot..so if I`m not perfectly centered on the scope I`m not gonna hit squat.none of my other scopes do this...is this normal ??
    This is the rifle I couldn`t hit a barn door with, I admit I`m not a sniper but GEESH I`m not that bad..at 100 yards I had a spread of about 14 inches..the scope base and rings are tight..somethin just ain`t right here.
    I can hit ping-pong balls with my .22 at 50 yards so I can shoot some
     
  2. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    Are you talking about a scope with a BDC Reticle
     

  3. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    It has a BDC, ..I tried to keep the same cheek to stock placement but if you move the slightest bit the crosshairs move all over, I`m about to use it for a .22 target..by the way this is my first scope with a BDC and probley my last
     
  4. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    That intriqued me. I got mine out. Its a 4.5x14.5 nikon buckmaster with a milcon recpicle. IT DONT DO THAT !!! I even looked thru two centerpoints, a couple cheap tascos and a bushnell and the 32x and 24x simmons. Didnt happen with any of them. ????????????????????????????????????????
     
  5. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    I have a Nikon 3-9 on my 30-06. A cheapie simmons on the .22 and a bushnell on the 7-08 None of them do it either
     
  6. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    If you want to do some research, your problem is referred to as scope parallax.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omorj3H-Yjw[/ame]
    It isn't all that uncommon with cheap scopes and generally goes away after 50 yards or so. I'm not doubting you at all but it really surprises me that a Nikon would have that problem. You might consider calling Nikon and filing a complaint. Chances are, they will make it right with you.
     
  7. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    Thats it exactly.....The scope came with the rifle as a package deal
     
  8. Hyphenated

    Hyphenated Well-Known Member

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    The parallax adjustment is on the objective lens. It can be done by you, but might be easier to send it in for adjustment. You need the correct size spanner wrench.
     
  9. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    I contacted Nikon. The service rep said send it in for repair or replacement free of charge, Its in the mail