Reply To: Question for Winchester 2-7X32 AO Owners
The locking rings have 2 functions: 1) locks the ocular lens into set position so that it can’t be moved when bumped. 2) takes up the slack in the threats so that the ocular lens is perfectly aligned.
I suspect that it is possible that your scope got sent out accidentally without the intended locking ring installed. I would call the service department and see if they would send a locking ring to you.
I’ve never seen a scope without a locking ring on the ocular lens.