Originally Posted by Upshot
.050" Allen key is the tool, I dug deep into my tool box and found one. 4 turrets removed ( I have 2 of these scopes) and I abandoned the idea of drilling and tapping in favour of slipping an 'o' ring into the wide groove on each turret body. A smear of grease on the inside wall of the turret knobs and the adjusters now have more friction whilst still retaining their positive click feel.
'O' ring size 22mm i.d. x 2.5mm section.
The outcome is that the knobs are now indicating zero on the marker scale and I am confident there is far less chance of accidental movement of the adjusters.
Thanks for that information Nev. I will endeavour to do the same with my 2 Sightron SIII 10x42 scopes. Mine have had slightly larger ball bearings fitted, which make the clicks very positive indeed. The addition of the o-ring should help to eliminate the only weak point of what is an excellent scope for the money.
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