Question about a problem i am having with a viper pst 6-24 i bought used off the forum.
I think the seller is good to go so that isnt my issue , i am trying to see if anyone has encountered this problem and if i should send it in.
I havent had time to mount and zero so just did it today. I dont have a torque wrench so i just tightened the rings pretty solid.
Odd thing was that when i got to the range and started trying to set the paralax knob for the distance i was at it was very tight and actually even started making an odd clicking sound, like a spring getting wound past where it should.
Focus would be spotty and turning the knob the whole range might result in sometimes focus, sometimes not.
I read on another forum that someone else had a similar problem but their windage knob was the one affected. They called eurooptic and spoke to a factory rep who said the rings might be too tight and not to torque them over 12lbs or so.
Could this really be the issue?
Why would over torquing rings on the main tube affect the windage or paralax?
I dismounted the scope and now the knob see,s to turn freely without any of the resistance or creaking-/pinging i noticed before at the low end of the distance scale.....wtf?!
Just wondering if anyone has seen this type of thing and if anyone can answer about this torque issue and how that would affect the lateral knobs