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Scope Question

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by LoadToadBoss, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. LoadToadBoss

    LoadToadBoss IYAAYWOT

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    I purchased a Primary Arms 1-4x24 illuminated scope as an entry level optics for my AR-15OR. I have two questions.

    1. I assumed the variable power would draw the target in as I moved from 1x to 4x. Instead, at the 4x level the target moves farther way and appears much smaller. Am I missing something, or is this a defect in the scope? I assumed distant targets would be more visable like with binoculars.

    2. There are three finger adjustment knobs. The left knob is windage, the top knob is elevation. The right knob is a mystery. There was no illustrated parts breakdown in the owners manual (pamphlet). The pamphlet only references windage and elevation. The right side knob has numbers from 0 to 11. I left it on 0 when I zeroed the scope on the rifle, but the thing is a mystery. I think it may be a bullet drop compensator, but I'm not sure.

    I would appreciate some input in these issues.
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  2. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Last edited: Sep 25, 2010

  3. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Thumper

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    The 3rd one is where you put the battery for the illuminated reticle.

    0-11 is the brightness setting for the reticle.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2010
  4. Novocaine

    Novocaine

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    Sure you're looking through the "right" eye piece? :) Not familiar with Primary but on most scopes the windage knob is on the RIGHT.
     
  5. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I have one of these scopes.

    You look through the big end, and as you turn the ring with the numbers 1-4 on it the target will get bigger (4x) and smaller (1x). The dial on the left side of the scope (0-11) controls the brightness of the dot. You can unscrew the cap on that knob to replace the battery. The other two knobs change your windage and elevation. You have to unscrew the caps on them to make said adjustments, and the dials are labeled.
     
  6. surf

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  7. MARSH1

    MARSH1 Dealer Silver Member

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    Give me a call on Monday and I will walk you through the mounting and setup.

    Thanks
    Marshall
    714-436-5121
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2010
  8. I'd start with Marshall he's the expert ... I have 3 of his reddots and will use this scope on my next build....
    [QdOTE=MARSH1;16045499]Give me a call on Monday and I will walk you through the mounting and setup.

    Thanks
    Marshall
    714-436-5121[/QUOTE]
     
  9. surf

    surf

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    I think Marshall will tell him on the phone that he mounted it backwards and to turn it around. No harm, no foul. :supergrin:
     
  10. AZBru88

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    Nightforce has 3....Left one is for parallax (sp?) and pull for illumination, then the other 2 are L-R and Up-Down.
     
  11. Novocaine

    Novocaine

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    Nightforce 1-4 (format in question here) is different. Left is for illumination on/ adjustment. No pull, no disassembly.