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    Posted: June/01/2015 at 01:22
is this a ongoing issue or may I say that's how it is, it's just not clear and live with it,
I mean 600.00 bucks should be able to see the bullet hole clear, I know I'm a sa but I just
think the scope should be clear and be able to see the bullet hole clearly, or maybe I'm doin something wrongWhacko
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I haven't shot for a long time use to shoot 1000yd benchrest at Pennsylvania and N.C. but I had unertls and they is clear and 100 and beyond I mean I could see the ragged edges of the hole with my 24 target Ican't even get this scope to see the hole at 100 barely I guess I will call Vortex tommorow and see what they say, I really just want the clarity but I may have to spend 2000 to get it
I really like the scope it looks good clicks are crisp I just don't know . Is anyone else had this problem?????
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If you paid $600 for a Viper that is a problem in itself. Try using a lower magnification The upper magnification tends to magnify any issues the glass has rather than the image. Glass trumps magnification every time. You should see and improvement around the 10 - 15 magnification range. As you age your eyes are less acute. I have just undergone my second cataract surgery. It helped a lot but my eyes are not what they were when I was in my 20s and 30s. It requires much better quality glass to see what I could in my youth.
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Make sure the diopter is adjusted correctly. This makes a huge difference in the prescription of the scope.

 The way I do it is: While aiming at a blue sky with the scope maximum magnification and parallax set to infinity, look through the scope at nothing but the reticle. If it is not instantly clear, make a small adjustment to the diopter ring. This has to done in small increments, with many breaks to rest your eyes, due to your eyes wanting to auto-focus the reticle...
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Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

Make sure the diopter is adjusted correctly. This makes a huge difference in the prescription of the scope.

 The way I do it is: While aiming at a blue sky with the scope maximum magnification and parallax set to infinity, look through the scope at nothing but the reticle. If it is not instantly clear, make a small adjustment to the diopter ring. This has to done in small increments, with many breaks to rest your eyes, due to your eyes wanting to auto-focus the reticle...

Most likely incorrect diopter adjustment is the problem.  Follow the procedure above.
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i HAVE the reticle set very crisp can see the bevel plainly on the CH where it goes from big to small still
not clear at 100 is this just how these scopes are? I mean my eyes haven't changed that much since my 30s and I wear glasses this isn't my 1st rodeo I should have just bought a luopold and I would not be in this hogpen right now I mean I'm use to shooting bug holes at 100yds sub moa at 1000 ten shots not 3 I guess I will back up and punt
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glass don't trump a unertl they are clear see lincolns eye at 100
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I had that scope and mine was not like that.  Mine seemed very clear at any distance.  I had it on a 223 wssm and shot it from 50 to 800 yards and never noticed it to be like that.

Maybe give Vortex a call.  They will do what it takes to make you satisfied.  They are great to work with. 
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really I paid to much for a vortex viper HS so your sayin I should have paid what 50.00 and use 12x I really don't think you have shot very much myself maybe you should teach me how there 310 you sound like you know it all
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followed the diaopter but no go Im goin with a front focus scope prolly a burris blackdiamond or just a plain old weaver I should get one of those for like 3 dollars and some change

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Just to be fair here, you did not write HS in the first post.  So we assumed a regular Viper, which goes for around $460.  But now we know, so no harm done. 

No need to get defensive, just miscommunication

Why not call Vortex?  If it is a flaw with the scope, they will give you a new one.  They have probably the best CS in the optics biz. 
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Here is a simple test you can try to do.

Set scope magnification to something your eye is comfortable with, like 16x or 18x or something along those lines.  

Set you side focus turret for 100yards.  

Then, while looking at a 100 yard target, see if you can slowly adjust the eyepiece to make the target as sharp as possible.

If you can get appropriate image sharpness that way, check the scope for parallax.

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I sent the scope off 2hrs ago sorry for the snipe but the scope will not focus or maybe it's just not that good of a scope, I have tried the lupold way start from infinty and go back just my brother even tried it and he has been shooting benchrest longer than I have

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I've tried everything I know I guess the glass just isn't that good, it's odd to me I have never had an issue with scopes
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I really hope it's just a bad scope I really like it, looks good, turrets are audible, clean finish.      God loves you have a great day stay in the light
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thanks for the help guys I do appreciate it I will scold myself for being rude
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I have have (had) multiple vipers and Vortex products and none have ever been that way.  Hopefully its just a specific scope issue for you. 
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I understand your problems, but you can choose a different supplier. For example: Nikon
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supplier or manufacture 88? God loves you, Jesus died for your sins, confess with your mouth he is lord and you will have everlasting life, they is a bunch of pliers hell even I can sell a scope, but I will say that my simmons 6x24x50 will focus at 100 I can see the bullet hole 88 I think some of the moving many moving parts are loose I should have went front focus but that's me always in a hurry to go nowhere, they have the scope I think they will get it fixed and I will be a happy camper GO VORTEX SHOW THEM WHAT YOUR MADE OF LET ME GET BACK ON HERE AND BRAGG OF MY SUPER VORTEX 
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supplier or manufacture 88? God loves you, Jesus died for your sins, confess with your mouth he is lord and you will have everlasting life, they is a bunch of pliers hell even I can sell a scope, but I will say that my simmons 6x24x50 will focus at 100 I can see the bullet hole 88 I think some of the moving many moving parts are loose I should have went front focus but that's me always in a hurry to go nowhere, they have the scope I think they will get it fixed and I will be a happy camper GO VORTEX SHOW THEM WHAT YOUR MADE OF LET ME GET BACK ON HERE AND BRAGG OF MY SUPER VORTEX 


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supplier or manufacture 88? God loves you, Jesus died for your sins, confess with your mouth he is lord and you will have everlasting life, they is a bunch of pliers hell even I can sell a scope, but I will say that my simmons 6x24x50 will focus at 100 I can see the bullet hole 88 I think some of the moving many moving parts are loose I should have went front focus but that's me always in a hurry to go nowhere, they have the scope I think they will get it fixed and I will be a happy camper GO VORTEX SHOW THEM WHAT YOUR MADE OF LET ME GET BACK ON HERE AND BRAGG OF MY SUPER VORTEX 



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