Question for Winchester 2-7X32 AO Owners

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    DSH
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    I recently purchased my first scope, a Winchester 2-7X32 AO.   I could not find any directions for the scope on the winchsterairrifle.com web site and the directions on the blister pack left me with a question I cannot answer on my own.
     
    Step 1 states.  “Loosen eyepiece locking ring …. .  Rotate eyepiece … until reticule appears sharp…..   Retighten locking ring.”
     
    At the ocular end there is indeed a ring you can rotate to sharpen the reticule image, but I did not have to unlock it to rotate it and after backing it out about 3/16” so the image was sharp, I could find nothing on the scope that would then lock it in place.
     
    Are the directions incorrect and there is no locking ring, or am I just being a little dense and I am missing something that should be obvious?  

    Thanks.
     
     

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    hawkeye69
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    Many times manufacturers include instructions that cover a variety of models, particularly on lower end products. It’s possible yours does not have the lock ring while other models the make do.

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    I suspect that is the case since a locking ring should be pretty obvious.  You would think however that if the blister pack was made for that specific scope (no other scope mentioned on the packaging) and they were not including any separate directions, that they would make the effort to get the only  directions right.

    Thanks for taking the time to reply.
     

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    hawkeye69
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    Just curious, what gun are you using with this scope?

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    BeemanR7
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    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.

    BeemanR7

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    “BeemanR7”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.
    BeemanR7

    
I have 2 FX scopes, an Athlon and a Nikon. None of them have locking rings.

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    BeemanR7
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    I just noticed that my AirForce scope doesn’t have a locking ring. I never noticed before. Maybe that’s why sometimes I suspect my scope when my POI inexplicably changes.

    I stand corrected.

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    DSH
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    @hawkeye69

    It is for Daisy 880 that I purchased in the early 70s and that has been sitting in a box unused through three moves during the past 45 years.  I finally decided to take a look at it two weeks ago, and, after using it, decided a scope might make a good addition.  The reviews I found on-line indicated the Winchester 2-7X32 was a good value for the money.  Time will tell.
     

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    “BeemanR7”I just noticed that my AirForce scope doesn’t have a locking ring. I never noticed before. Maybe that’s why sometimes I suspect my scope when my POI inexplicably changes.
    I stand corrected.

    
They should all have them IMO. We’re not talking about a big expense.

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