Oh crap!

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Bladerunnerfury, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Bladerunnerfury

    Bladerunnerfury New Member

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    yesterday I cleaned my 10/22 so I took my Tasco 3-9x40mm scope off and did my usual cleaning proccess and today when I am looking through it the crosshairs are fading out! Did I over tighten the mounting screws or what?

    Edit: this will be scope #2 from Dunhams that broke..
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2012
  2. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    1.Why did you remove the scope to clean the weapon?

    2.Buy a quality scope for your rifle.
     

  3. Bladerunnerfury

    Bladerunnerfury New Member

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    I took it off because it would hit the ground while I ram the cleaning rod through it. This is the first I had problems with a Tasco product. I shot 1500 rounds through it with my 10/22 so I don't know why I am having this problem now...
     
  4. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    1) NEVER EVER ram a cleaning rod through a gun.
    2) never remove the scope unless you have quick detach lever style rings
    3) buy a good scope
    4) hang onto the gun pulling the rod out
    5) buy a bore snake
    6) DONT RAM A ROD DOWN THE BARREL!!!!!
    Did I mention to not ram a rod down the bore???
     
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Geez.... All this mess...

    Blade, you think you might have just knocked it out of focus? That can make the crosshairs appear very fuzzy and faint.
     
  6. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    This is very possible.
     
  7. Bladerunnerfury

    Bladerunnerfury New Member

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    Yep it was way out of focus and I am NOT ramming the rod down the barrel I was just saying I cringed that last 4 times I cleaned my gun and had the scope hitting my work bench and or floor when I was moving it around.
     
  8. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Sounds like you need a padded vise.
    FWIW, there is nothing wrong with removing a scope for cleaning, so long as you don't mind resighting it when you reinstall it, and don't booger up the screws.
     
  9. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Well you said you was ramming the rod down it I took you at your word.
     
  10. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    What's the issue with a traditional cleaning rod?
     
  11. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Nothing......until people start slamming the rod down the barrel. That's the way is sounded like he was doin.
     
  12. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I prefer a boresnake. Wish I had one...
     
  13. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    I do too. I have one for every caliber I shoot religiously. Nice avatar btw trip
     
  14. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    meh, just changed it
     
  15. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Buy a decent scope.
     
  16. Bladerunnerfury

    Bladerunnerfury New Member

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    Well i also took off the scope because i put my archangel stock on and it looks sick!! Too bad i needed taller mounts...
     
  17. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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    Good lord man just take the barrel off the action. It is 4 screws and it is off.

    As for bore snakes. When you take a shower do you dry off with a dirty towel? Why would you want to try and clean a gun with a dirty sock? If you want a pull through system go get a quality one like Otis's cleaning system. Boar snakes are a joke and don't do anything but smear the filth around.

    Lastly why are you cleaning a rimfire barrel anyways? I have one 10/22 that had over 75k rounds thought it with the barrel being cleaned aprox 4 times.
     
  18. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i dont clean 22lr barrels until they start losing accuracy.

    i will second focal ring shift. the rear focal ring focuses the reticle not the target
     
  19. 207driver

    207driver New Member

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    Focus, focus

    I agree, check the eye-piece end, rotating several turns each way to focus the X hairs. Probably all that's wrong.

    Cleaning the breach and bolt area is important (keeps the FTF's at bay), the bore...not so much.
     
  20. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thank God someone finally had the testicular fortitude to tell the truth about this abomination. The bore snake was specifically designed to make people who are too lazy to clean their gun feel good.