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Has anyone found that the turrets on a SS are really soft and or mushy. I bought a brand new condition 10x42 used on Ebay the other day. It's flawless but the clicks are really faint. I've run them up and down a few times and that seemed to help some. Took it to the range the other day and it worked very well for as long as I could take the cold.
I'm not expecting Nightforce quality here but these things are pretty soft.
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Mne seem to be solid. I havent moved them much yet maybe thats why? but right now, mine still seem to be solid, and audible
 

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Well things have improved. I ran both knobs up and down about a dozen times each and it's better. I read somewhere that the grease they use is pretty thick and has to settle properly. Who knows. I'm pretty happy
with it otherwise.
 

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They do use heavy grease, and the cold can exacerbate the problem. If it is an older production run, it may be worse due to that as well. As I understand the newer models have improved in that regard.
 

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Thanks. It seems to be getting better with use. Overall I like the scope it's just softer than what I'm used to.
 

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Ive had one now for 3 years on my PSS. I shoot f-class matches with it and have been able to shoot a 147 out of a pos 150pts. at 600 yds. havnt had any turret issues yet but i try to stay on top of all equipment. i live 7 miles from the border with mexico. Who knows, this baby might come in HANDY!!!! good shooting to all.
 

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I just picked one up and the "clicks" are pretty solid. I did notice that SWFA did not secure one of the allen screws properly on one of the turrets and the thing just spun around in circles with no positive clicks. I only have like 32 rounds through the gun though.......:lol:
 

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BadKarma said:
Has anyone found that the turrets on a SS are really soft and or mushy. I bought a brand new condition 10x42 used on Ebay the other day. It's flawless but the clicks are really faint. I've run them up and down a few times and that seemed to help some. Took it to the range the other day and it worked very well for as long as I could take the cold.
I'm not expecting Nightforce quality here but these things are pretty soft.
Anybody?

I've been using one on a CZ452 for 2 years with very good results.

If it has been sitting awhile the first click starts hard. Since I mostly count revolutions on the .22lr it doesn't really bother me.

Here is what I did concerning grease:

Once the thimble is off, there is one big black O-ring around the top outside of the turrent. Just take it off, clean it, and work some grease into the groove, rub some on the oring and put it back on. I used NAPA 765-1190 dielectric silicone compound.

I did the same thing for the small oring on the center post but just put a little bit on as not to lube the post where the thimble screw tightens up agains. This small one was rather difficult to get pulled up on the post without streching it. It probably isn't necessary to do this one but it helped. Then do the same for the other turrent.

I have to check the turrent screws once in awhile for tightness.
 
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