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Old 09-25-2010, 12:06   #1
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Scope Question

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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Old 09-25-2010, 12:31   #2
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I just checked out one of the Nightforce Optics and they use 3 as well, 2 for elevation and one for illumination. So I'm assuming the 0-11 is for the power level.

http://www.tacticalgunfan.com/index....sk=view&id=347

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Old 09-25-2010, 12:51   #3
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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.

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Old 09-25-2010, 13:09   #4
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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.
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Old 09-25-2010, 13:40   #5
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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.
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Old 09-25-2010, 16:43   #6
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Your scope is on backwards.
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Give me a call on Monday and I will walk you through the mounting and setup.

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Old 09-26-2010, 06:32   #8
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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.

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Old 09-26-2010, 11:29   #9
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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.
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I just checked out one of the Nightforce Optics and they use 3 as well, 2 for elevation and one for illumination. So I'm assuming the 0-11 is for the power level.

http://www.tacticalgunfan.com/index....sk=view&id=347
Nightforce has 3....Left one is for parallax (sp?) and pull for illumination, then the other 2 are L-R and Up-Down.
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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.
Nightforce 1-4 (format in question here) is different. Left is for illumination on/ adjustment. No pull, no disassembly.
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