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Old 12-03-2013, 07:55 AM   #1
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I recently bought a Bushnell AR Optics 1-4 straight tube with illuminated reticle.

Its a first focal place scope. So at 1 power, the reticle seems to be off the left. As you zoom with it the reticle grows and seems to move off to the right a little bit. Used a friends Leupold magnetic bore sighter and the reticle point of impact never changes. Its an accurate scope.



But its bother some to look at, and I dont know if its actually supposed to be like that or not.



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Old 12-07-2013, 05:28 PM   #2
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Chances knows it is a very inexpensive scope and what you are seeing is some of the parallax. So if you move your eye while dialing or if the scope moves at all and you do not have a solid cheek weld that is what you are seeing. However as long as you get a perfect cheek weld when shooting your scope the reticle is stable and therefore eliminating most of the issues with the parallax making it fairly accurate when shooting. Hope that makes sense. Very high quality scopes which mostly are parallax free do not have that movement that is obviously noticeable. Hope this makes sense!

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Bushnell scopes have a lifetime warranty. Google Bushnell scope return to find out what you need to do to get a new scope. If the scope you have is truly defective. Personally, if a scope is sighting accurately I don't care about optical illusions.

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Sniper, thanks for the response and I do understand what you are saying but it isnt that cheap of a scope. Ive read great reviews on it and no one has ever mentioned it.

Found a brick and motar store with one in stock, went to check it out and the reticle alignment was perfect in it, so I sent mine back to opticsplanet for a new one.
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What distance are you looking at? As previously mentioned, it could be parallax and not being centered on the scope with your cheek weld. Prescription glasses can also cause that effect.
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Happens from inside a house to outside at several hundred yards. Its always like that
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Call Bushnell and explain the problem. I had to return a scope once and they sent me a new better one. Quickly too.
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I recently bought a Bushnell AR Optics 1-4 straight tube with illuminated reticle.

Its a first focal place scope. So at 1 power, the reticle seems to be off the left. As you zoom with it the reticle grows and seems to move off to the right a little bit. Used a friends Leupold magnetic bore sighter and the reticle point of impact never changes. Its an accurate scope.



But its bother some to look at, and I dont know if its actually supposed to be like that or not.



Thanks for any help
question: does your reticle "wash out" in bright daylight? I just got one and it has been overcast since I got it.....still doesn't look very bright at all.



thanks
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No, I didnt have any issue with that. At low power It is fine and small, but I wouldnt say it washed out. And when you zoom in it was nice and solid. Pleasant to look at. When you turn the illumination on it was so bright that the color would look like it stained other parts of the glass is the best way I can describe it but to fix that you just turn the power down a notch or two. You shouldnt use it in daylight anyways in my opinion it was great on the low settings at night.
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I have the Trophy XLT 1-4x24 and it has been excellent. I wanted a simple reticle that would work with or without power and this works.


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