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Need Your Scope Expertise #7349399 11/15/18 06:01 PM
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I need to reach out to all of you scope experts and draw on your knowledge to help me with my scope problem.
I own a Nikon Predator scope and it is so hard to adjust the Magnification ring on that scope.
Is there any lubricant that can be used or sprayed to loosen it up without damaging or getting inside the Optic lens areas?
Any other things that you know that I can do to make it so that I can adjust the magnification with ease?

I appreciate your advice and wisdom.


Thanks

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Throw Lever. I put one on my Vortex for the same reason. Much better, now.

Re: Need Your Scope Expertise [Re: B_Man] #7349452 11/15/18 06:43 PM
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If you feel like there is something wrong with it you can send it back to Nikon CS and see if they can do something to help you out. There really isn't anything to put on it that will loosen it up. Drop me a note if I can help you out.


I am a longtime hunter and I am here to answer any questions on Nikon hunting optics you may have. I will also be sharing new products and specials on occasion.

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Originally Posted by Sneaky
Throw Lever. I put one on my Vortex for the same reason. Much better, now.


Iím having the same issue on a Leupold VX-2. Where would someone find one of these throw levers?

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I use silicone lube. It's dry but comes in a aerosol can.

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Originally Posted by RedRaider13
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Throw Lever. I put one on my Vortex for the same reason. Much better, now.


Iím having the same issue on a Leupold VX-2. Where would someone find one of these throw levers?

You just have to google it for your particular scope model. They help a bunch if the ring is tough to turn.

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Originally Posted by patriot07
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Throw Lever. I put one on my Vortex for the same reason. Much better, now.


Iím having the same issue on a Leupold VX-2. Where would someone find one of these throw levers?

You just have to google it for your particular scope model. They help a bunch if the ring is tough to turn.


MK Machining makes affordable levers out of 3D printed material. I have a couple, and have been satisfied except,for,the one I overtightened.


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I removed my scope and discovered that the magnification ring turns smoothly when not mounted on the rifle. I guess the rear ring was mounted too close and was applying too much pressure on the magnification adjustment ring.
You might try remounting your scope and put the rings farther forward. Worked for me.

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Could be that the rings are not aligned correctly causing the binding like the above posted had. Look to see if you have someone close to you that knows how to align and lap your rings.


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Originally Posted by Barton H
If you feel like there is something wrong with it you can send it back to Nikon CS and see if they can do something to help you out. There really isn't anything to put on it that will loosen it up. Drop me a note if I can help you out.

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