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    Posted: January/21/2019 at 23:43
Just bought me a used riflescope with beautiful optics, but I noticed uneven resistance when adjusting the elevation tower. Seems like the turret gives some more resistance at a specific part of each rotation. Havent been able to check if it tracks ok. Is this a wellknown (and normal) behavior with some scopes, or should I send it back?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 3_tens Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/22/2019 at 01:22
Welcome to the OT. Sorry that you are having issues with your scope.

Before you send the scope back try these steps.

1. Look for any signs of damage to the tube or tower.

2. If the scope is mounted take it out of the rings.  If the turret then moves freely the rings may have been over tight.

3. It could be the grease has hardened from lack of use. Try running the turret back and forth all the way to the stops several times to work the grease in and loosen it up.

4. If this doesn't work it could be the turret shaft could be bent. Not that uncommon if it was on a rifle that was dropped.

The problem with used scopes you don't know its history. Ouch

Good luck.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Scrumbag Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/22/2019 at 04:35
Welcome inner10er!

3_tens gives good advice. What scope is it?

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3_tens: Thanks, good advices

1. No apparent damage to the tube or tower
2. The issue is present even when the scope is unmounted
3. Havent had the time to check my scope yet, but will definitly try your advice to see if it makes any difference
4. This is my main concern. If this is the case, I guess its possible the scope will dial uneven? :(

Scrumbag: The scope is a Meopta Meostar R1 4-16x44
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Call Meopta, they have a great CS dept. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 3_tens Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/22/2019 at 23:04
What Supertool73 said. Wink
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Inner, I have a 6-24x56 Meopta and I think it is great!

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