mtc genesis ultra light 3-9x40 heads up

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  1. matt goodson

    matt goodson New Member

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    Hi,
    I have one of these, and after a couple bad shoots have discovered that if I turn the ret locking screw on the side, (which is advertised as an extra feature to stop the scope shifting zero), I get a major point of impact shift, up and to the right.
    So now I dont bother locking the ret off, and just leave it in the unlocked position, where it holds zero. I've not seen another scope use this feature, and I suspect it needs a bit more development :D

    Just a heads up! Really nice scope otherwise, (if you like a very thin ret)

    matt :)
     
  2. AND8D

    AND8D Doh!

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    I have just got one of these for my daughters gun and found the same problem and its also a bit of a mess about to set the parallax which im not sure iv got right yet.
     
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    Interestingly I have exactly the opposite with mine. If I do not lock off the turrets as suggested then I cannot get the scope to hold zero. In fact it's a bit of a pain in the a*** as I have to lock the turrets off after every movement of the turrets.
     
  4. matt goodson

    matt goodson New Member

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    I was thinking of contacting mtc, but if they are all like this then whats the point :cool:

    I'm going to experiment a bit, and try tightening the locking screw part way to see if I can find a tension where it locks the ret but doesnt move it. I'll report back.
     
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  5. AND8D

    AND8D Doh!

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    Tested mine again and if i lightly tighten lock turret zero doesn't move so gently does seems to be the way to go.;)
     
  6. matt goodson

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    Ace. Do you know how many turns from the fully unlocked position you gave it? Or was it a case of tighten it fully but not put any pressure into the last bit?
     
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  7. AND8D

    AND8D Doh!

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    lightly tighten until you think its just touching works for me but not fully tested yet will do at weekend and update
     
  8. matt goodson

    matt goodson New Member

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    Thanks :)

    matt
     
  9. LANKY MK

    LANKY MK this **** is killing me.

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    After reading this thread awhile ago I finally got to test my MTC UL I purchased afew Weeks ago.

    When I fist set it up it was VERY windy so today I noticed it wasn't set up right, I slackened the locking screw checked the p.o.i & it hadn't changed, altered the p.o.i until I was happy & tightened the locking screw, I checked the p.o.i again & it hadn't changed. It was abit windy today not ideal for zeroing a scope but I didn't notice anything strange with using the locking screw.

    I then went on the HFT practice range just for a quick test, I felt the parallax setting needed changing which I did there & then, on going back to the zero range to check if changing the parallax had changed the p.o.i I found it had changed it, again I unlocked the screw & found the p.o.i to be same, adjusted p.o.i again for the new parelax setting & tightened the locking screw, same again didn't notice any change in p.o.i with using the locking screw.

    Will hopefully get a nice windless day to get a proper test/zero, although the way the weathers going ill have to find a indoor range for that.

    Mark
     
  10. matt goodson

    matt goodson New Member

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    Looks like my one is fine so long as you dont tighten it up too hard. Sorted :)
     

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