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Thread: Nikon or my Anschutz WTF????

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    Nikon or my Anschutz WTF????

    Two Nikon Prostaff 4x32 Rimfire scopes in a row broken crosshairs on my Anschutz 22LR. These replaced a Leopold rimfire, broken crosshairs.

    Took the Nikon Monarch off my rem mag, where it was functioning fine (may have broken then), mounted it on the Anschutz. 1" @ 25m 2" @ 50m

    Something not right here. I hold the scope at a teeny angle so there is a little reflection on the cross hairs, elevation has a visible crack, windage has a crack and with a visible hole in it.

    I've never broken a cross hair on any other rifle. Rings have been changed in there somewhere.

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    spring air rifles and crossbows are murder on scopes. a 22lr should give no issues at all
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    The rings/mounts on the rifle arent up the shit and twisting the scope?

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    Go buy a sightron S1 3-9 x 40. You won't regret the $250. Very bright optic for the money and will let you shoot well into the twilight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walker View Post
    Go buy a sightron S1 3-9 x 40. You won't regret the $250. Very bright optic for the money and will let you shoot well into the twilight.
    If hes already broken 2 Nikons, and a Leupold, I imagine he wont be keen to add a Sightron to the list.
    New rings might be worth a look.
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    Did you use the same rings to mount all 3 scopes ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussock View Post
    Two Nikon Prostaff 4x32 Rimfire scopes in a row broken crosshairs on my Anschutz 22LR. These replaced a Leopold rimfire, broken crosshairs.

    Took the Nikon Monarch off my rem mag, where it was functioning fine (may have broken then), mounted it on the Anschutz. 1" @ 25m 2" @ 50m

    Something not right here. I hold the scope at a teeny angle so there is a little reflection on the cross hairs, elevation has a visible crack, windage has a crack and with a visible hole in it.

    I've never broken a cross hair on any other rifle. Rings have been changed in there somewhere.
    Might have to check rings and mounts for "true" and then lap rings to be sure. Tension/torsion on the scope tube will magnify recoil stress.
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    A semi or bolt gun ?

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    Bolt action. Three different sets of rings. I recon it's straight, but maybe not.

    It is possible all those scopes were shit. They all did plenty of hunting and plenty of vehicle time. The other scopes I forgot I broke cross hairs in were two Zeiss conquests.

    I have a VX-3 to go on it, so we will see if it survives.

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    something definately wrong.....lapping doesnt appear to be that hard to do.....maybe find bar of correct diametre and just fit that in rings and have a plurry good look....bro in laws bakail shitted a couple of cheap 4x32s before we put a single piece airgun mount on it to cure twisting issue...the x39mm isnt huge recoiler either so the twisted rings thing mustnt need much.
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    @Tussock geez ya rough bro haha ive bounced monarchs n buckmasters around on my quad and bigger cals aint busted one 🙃
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    It seems pretty unlikely to me that three scopes all have the same problem...

    I use and love Nikon's never had any issues with mine. Including Prostaff Rimfire, and Monarchs.
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    Jeez your a wrecker haha

    This sounds more like an odd coincidence rather than the savage recoil of the 22lr

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    Sounds to me like the mounts on the rifle must be out of alignment if every other variable has been tested?

    Even Anschutz can have things slip through quality control I guess.
    Last edited by GravelBen; 23-03-2020 at 10:22 PM.

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    Air rifles are really tough on scopes no matter the quality and in the early days 10/22 used to destroy scopes until a recoil buffer was added.
    Something not right there and all three with broken cross hairs is beyond coincidence.
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