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Thread: Leica ER reticle problem.

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    Leica ER reticle problem.

    Just got a Leica ER 2.5-10x42. When it arrived mounted it before I noticed the reticle has etched at the bottom right G7 ibs reticle 1MOA at 14x. Problem is the scope only goes up to 10x, wondering how easy it would be to test it? Reticle does seem quite thin to me. Wondering if there is anyone out there that could offer any opinions or has any experience with something like this? Unsure if you will be able to make anything out in the photo.



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    That would annoy the shit out of me if I paid that kind of money for a scope even if it is correct at 10x
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    Easy enough to test if you have a known 100 yard range & a very steady rest.

    Of course Google is an alternative

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    Even if it's correct I would want them to fix it or money back, that's the kind of thing that you see on Chinese knock off scopes, it may be trivial but I couldn't live with it haha
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    Get hold of Leica or who ever sold u the scope and ask to provide u with the correct subtention measurements at 10x. The Leica scope people should have this at their fingertips & should include that info in the manual !! Shame on them if not.
    Another option as Greg says is you can figure it out yourself by doing some measurements at 100 yards. Take a large (long) price of white paper and mark it in inch measurements vertically down the page. Use a felt tip pen cos anything finer is too hard to rad at 100 yds. Tape the paper “ruler” to a tall cardboard box and place it at 100 yds. You need to set this exactly using a rangefinder and measure the 100 yds to the centre of your scope (turrets). Set your rifle on something firm like a bench rest set up or I use one of those black&decker workmate adjustable benches to clamp the rifle in place and a bit of wood under the fore end which you can move back or forward to set the height to target. Align the cross hairs on the zero inch mark, then read down to each subtension mark. Now you have the values and better still you have confirmed the calibration. Same way you check (calibrate) the turret clicks to confirm they are true moa or Iphy or something else ��
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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    Get hold of Leica or who ever sold u the scope and ask to provide u with the correct subtention measurements at 10x. The Leica scope people should have this at their fingertips & should include that info in the manual !! Shame on them if not.
    Another option as Greg says is you can figure it out yourself by doing some measurements at 100 yards. Take a large (long) price of white paper and mark it in inch measurements vertically down the page. Use a felt tip pen cos anything finer is too hard to rad at 100 yds. Tape the paper “ruler” to a tall cardboard box and place it at 100 yds. You need to set this exactly using a rangefinder and measure the 100 yds to the centre of your scope (turrets). Set your rifle on something firm like a bench rest set up or I use one of those black&decker workmate adjustable benches to clamp the rifle in place and a bit of wood under the fore end which you can move back or forward to set the height to target. Align the cross hairs on the zero inch mark, then read down to each subtension mark. Now you have the values and better still you have confirmed the calibration. Same way you check (calibrate) the turret clicks to confirm they are true moa or Iphy or something else ��
    +1

    Also remember that 1 moa at 100 yards is 1.047" so 26.59 mm not 1"

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    I have one of these, got it out of Eurooptic a couple of years ago, looks to be the same type of reticle though your looks thicker
    Mine doesn't have anything etched on the glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleDave View Post
    Just got a Leica ER 2.5-10x42. When it arrived mounted it before I noticed the reticle has etched at the bottom right G7 ibs reticle 1MOA at 14x. Problem is the scope only goes up to 10x, wondering how easy it would be to test it? Reticle does seem quite thin to me. Wondering if there is anyone out there that could offer any opinions or has any experience with something like this? Unsure if you will be able to make anything out in the photo.



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    Actually on a side note, I had a Z6 Swarvo with a hold over reticle like yours ( hash marks & dots ) was a friggen over complicated pain in the arse. If it was me I'll return & get something with a CDS type dial & a plex / windage plex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipo View Post
    Actually on a side note, I had a Z6 Swarvo with a hold over reticle like yours ( hash marks & dots ) was a friggen over complicated pain in the arse. If it was me I'll return & get something with a CDS type dial & a plex / windage plex.
    Leupy over Leica scopes everyday in my book, never sent a Leupy back for a fault, can't say that about Leica scopes & I haven't supplied many.....that haven't gone back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    +1

    Also remember that 1 moa at 100 yards is 1.047" so 26.59 mm not 1"
    Also rember that you don't have to do this check at 100 yards, you can do it at any range you just have to calculate what 1 moa will be at that range.
    Means you can do it in the backyard if you can't get out too a range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Leupy over Leica scopes everyday in my book, never sent a Leupy back for a fault, can't say that about Leica scopes & I haven't supplied many.....that haven't gone back...
    The reticle on my vx5 is a bit "furry" doesn't effect function but annoys me none the less. Will probably get it sent back to upgrade to windplex over winter

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    I have one of these, got it out of Eurooptic a couple of years ago, looks to be the same type of reticle though your looks thicker
    Mine doesn't have anything etched on the glass.
    Yeah first thing I thought when I looked through it was the reticle looked quite thin, it was after that that I noticed the "1moa at 14x". I'll send Leica an email with these pictures attached and see what they say. Cheers for all the replies, not overly impressed with having to possibly send this back. Scope companies of this sort of quality shouldn't really be making manufacturing mistakes like this.
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