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Posted: 10/13/2004 8:19:53 PM EDT
I was looking at 2 ACOGs today, and both had fuzzy reticules..

What gives, this should not be in a $700 peice of glass??

One had the black reticul with built in BDC mildots type style, I could not read it, but appeard to be numbers..

The other had a black x-hair with a red iluminated center x-hair..

Do these focus, or am I going blind???
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 8:27:04 PM EDT

When was your last eye exam??
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 8:40:46 PM EDT
It's been awhile, but I have no problems seeing anything, and no problems with any other type of scope..
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 9:42:54 PM EDT
They should be focused. Some models get a little blurry on one side of the crosshairs, but thats just because of how they are made. its a non issue.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:35:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 5:11:53 AM EDT
Thanks Guys,

new-arguy, I did just as you said looking thru the scope, then tried real hard to focus the crosshairs.. I'll have to go back and try again..
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:08:11 AM EDT
What new_arguy said... I had the same experience when I first looked through a TA31 for the first time. Once you focus on the target instead of the reticle it goes away.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:39:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:01:18 AM EDT
Same thing happened when I tried to impress my brother-in-law with my TA31. "It's all blurry!" was all I heard.

You'll figure it out, CS
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 12:04:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By new-arguy:
I would bet its just the way you are looking into the scope. When most people look into these, ESPECIALLY for the first time, they are so interested in seeing the reticle that they try to focus on the reiticle. When it comes in blurry, they try to focus even harder on the reticle. this will just make it worse.

When Im with someone who is looking for the first time, I tell them to

1. Keep both eyes open
2. Dont look into the scope, look right through it
3. Dont focus on the reticle, focus on your target area

As soon as they do this, they all say "WOW!". At this point everything becomes quite clear and crisp.

Don't you mean they say "WOW! I'll take it!" ?
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 1:08:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 2:59:04 PM EDT
As suggested, try it again.

For me, the TA11 is often blurry, but the TA31 is fine.
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