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Loss of clarity in spotting scope

I can't seem to get clear focus at any power setting, can I send it in for warrenty work or is 8 Years too old?

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Depends on maker of scope, some models only come with i year, that should be the first warning, if you want to try something before going back where it was purchased ....take a q-tip put just a dab of alcohol on it, touch eyepiece lense with it, now turn around to dry side of q-tip and clean lense very lightly. this may do it where its 8 years old. you never mentioned the kind of scope.hope this helps...larry@reichinstruments.com

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How To Use A Spotting Scope For Shooting



If you practice hunting and shooting, a spotting scope is one of the best instruments that you need to have to provide you with a clear view when you are aiming at your target. Before we get started on how to use a spotting scope for shooting, it is great if you know what exactly a spotting scope is.
Precisely, a spotting scope is a small device that is used for many outdoor activities to magnify and help you watch images and objects closely. Before purchasing the best spotting scope for shooting, you need to know a few things that will help you use it well in your shooting career. Here are some things that you need to know when using a spotting scope for shooting.

Comfortable Position Is Key
If you want to get the best performance from your spotting scope, ensure that you position yourself in a comfortable place. You know when you are using a spotting scope you will be holding it for long so it is very crucial to find a comfortable place that you can sit or lay down depending on what you find best. Make sure you find a comfortable place and learn more about the specifications of the area which should be the point of targeted area.

Attach Your Scope To A Tripod
Sometimes holding your scope with your hands can compromise the quality of images that you get because of shaking and fatigue. If you want to achieve a clear and accurate view, get a tripod and attach to your scope. This means that your scope will be very stable because there are minimal movements so you end up getting very accurate results. When you are using a tripod, the chances of missing your target are very minimal.

Adjusting The Magnification
You should also adjust the magnification of your spotting scope to a level that you like. Spotting scopes are designed differently so you need to know how to adjust magnification and the lens layout of your scope. For the most accurate results, it is great if you read the instruction given about the magnification levels and how to adjust.
In some spotting scopes, you need to use the lens knob so that you can zoom in and out of the magnification. In other scopes, you need to use the small zoom in and zoom round trigger on the point of the eyepiece.

View Target Area And Adjust Magnification
When you are using spotting scopes, it is not advisable to go with the magnification first because you might not get the right results. The best thing that you can do is to view the target area first and then adjust the magnification effectively.

Reset Focus In A New Area Always
This is very important because a sudden highly magnified glass can cause problems to your eyes. This means you can feel uneasy when you are watching your target longer. This results because of watching at a very high magnification glass for a prolonged period. You can overcome the problem by reducing the effect of the magnify glass on your eyes.

Beating The Sun
If you want to become a spotting scope pro, you must learn how to beat the sun. You need to know how to deal with the frustrating heat waves because they quickly distort your view and it becomes difficult to grass. The best way in which you can beat the sun is to zoom out. Zoom out to a lower power setting and you will enjoy heat-wave glassing hours. You should wait for passing cloud because they reduce the heat wave and give you the chance to zoom back in your target.

Final Words
Buying the best spotting scope for shooting is not enough. You also need to learn how to use it so that you can get clear and bright images all the time. This will help you gain accuracy when you are shooting so no more missed shots. If you learn these tips, you will not experience any problem when you are hunting or shooting. Knowing how to use your scope is the only way in which you will get most out of it when shooting. Best Spotting Scope to buy in 2017 Buying Guide Reviews

on Jul 19, 2017 | Miscellaneous

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2.5x8 variable leupold loses focus when change power


The only reason a variable power Leupold scope should lose focus when changing power is that the object you are viewing is too close to view on a high magnification. Try again while viewing something 50 yards/meters away, and if it still loses focus, then it probably needs repair.

Leupold scopes aren't user-servicable, and you wouldn't want to try to take it apart yourself, but that's okay, because Leupold has one of the best reputations among optics manufacturers for standing behind their products. If there's a problem, you can call their customer service department at 1-800-538-7653, or submit a request on their online form here:
http://www.leupold.com/corporate/contact-us/service-support/

Either way, don't give up on it. Leupolds hold their value, and you could probably even sell a problem scope to someone who is willing to send it in for repair.

Good luck!

Dec 19, 2010 | Optics

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Loss of focus when izoom in


This typically means that you are have exceeded the scopes ability to focus at the distance that you are shooting. This scope is optimized for 50 yards and will function well at all magnification settings. Closer than this optimal distance the higher magnifications may present problems with blurring. Many scopes have a "parallax" adjustment that changes the optical focus to correct this problem. Several of my 22 mag scopes have this adjustment on the objective bell. You simply set the indicator line on the appropriate yardage indicator (making minor adjustments to fine tune focus). Hope this helps

Sep 16, 2010 | Simmons 22 Mag 39X32 with Rings

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I need a new manual for my vivitar ifst 70076


You will not find a manual for these small telescopes.

This is a small refractor telescope-- they pretty much all work the same-- BUT don't expect to get more than 100 power out of the scope. Yes I know the box said 600 power but it's a lie. In my 8 inch telescope I rarely get above 250 power and my scope is many times larger than the one you have--

Now put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope-- the LARGER the number the LOWER the magnification. During the day time practice focusing on a distant object --- AND line-up the small finder scope on top with the main telescope tube. Look at the top of a distant light or church steeple, or telephone2_bing.gif pole. Without moving the telescope adjust the small finder scope by loosening and tightening the screws around the tube holding the finder scope-- put the crosshairs on the same spot as the main telescope.

Now you can use the small finder to locate objects in the sky-- the moon should be your first night time target.

Read this:
http://www.texasastro.org/telescope.php

and my TIPS on my profile page.

Apr 17, 2010 | Vivitar (1607225) Telescope

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I have a weaver k-8 scope with adj. rings on front bezel ??????


the front ring is for adjusting point of impact at a given range,,,its called a "parallax ajustment" it corrects for the scopes inaccuracies over its full range say from 10 yds to 100 yds there a bit of a pain on a hunting rifle as you need to focus them every time and that slows down your shooting, when only a snap shot will get the kill you cant wate to mess about focusing the darm scope so i never use them on my rifles,,unless im target shooing,, or im snipping when i have time to take my shot,,,
(a head shot only!) only a parallax scope is spot on aim from 10yds to infinity

Nov 18, 2009 | Weaver Optics

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8x32 swat scope


It's not a high end scope. Most times you're better off buying a lower power scope of better quality and you'll still be able to see more clearly than with a higher power yet lower quality scope.

Consider that 6x, and lower power, scopes were pretty much standard for WWII snipers, and that fixed 10x is still an accepted power level for snipers these days.

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Picture changes focus/sharpness instantly and then recorrects


Hi

You can try and get more infornation for me.

Go into the the menu by pressing the WEGA GATE button on the remote. In the sub menu of picture adjustment switch the DRC-MF setting to off. It should read normal.

See if this stoppes your focus problem.

If it changes let me know for further directions.

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Tasco propoint PDP2 scope


Are you looking set the eye relief or the focus ring?

For eye relief you need to loosen the scope in the rings, mount the rifle to your shoulder with your standard hold and cheek weld. At this point, slide the scope back and forth in the rings until you obtain a full field of view. Tighten one of the rings slightly, dismount and remount the rifle several times to ensure correct adjustment. Level scope and tighten rings a final time.

For focus adjustment (remember that you are using the eyepiece to focus on the cross hair, not your target!) loosen the lock ring and turn the eyepiece until the cross hair is focused. It is best if you check it several times by closing and opening your eye several times. The crosshair should be instantly in focus. If your eye must adjust, then you need to refocus until the focus is instant.

The two dials on the scope are for adjusting the bullet point of impact. They will typically move POI 1/4 inch at 100 yards.

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