S111 10x42 tips?

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  1. Dan Smith

    Dan Smith Active Member

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    hello,

    So I’ve taken a step up in glass and got myself a s111 10x42 MMD ( thanks balloo it’s spot on ).

    It’s like getting a 4K telly - lovely to look thru.

    Setting up for HFT today and took me a while to realise it seemed to need a bit more eye relief than my evx 10. There’s more blur near and far too.

    Are there any little tips or idiosyncrasies I need to know about these scopes?

    Cheers
     
  2. john79

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    I used a scope enhancer (pig's ear) on mine because I found it was very fussy with head/eye position , I found the depth of field not to great either! px set to 20yrd's and still couldn't see a 8yrd target !
     
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  3. SpeckleD

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    Take note of the subtle change in colour on the ret when head alignment is not correct.
     
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    Oh and chuck another O ring under the turrets to stop them turning accidentally
     
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  5. Dan Smith

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    I put a maximiser on but think I’d be better without to start with because I’m not convinced I’ve got the right head position?
     
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    As John & Jim have mentioned Dan they're a bit head position fussy/px error prone (and the turrets DO turn too easily). If you can't get on with an enhancer then put a marker on the cheek piece so you get a repeatable eye/head position.
     
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  7. DEAN C.

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    Hi Dan, don't forget that you can clear the image to check pellet marks at 45 yards by just lifting your head up and down, before settling back down to centralise your eye.
    I shot quite well with these for a couple of years, but I couldn't use a pigs ear. I adjusted the distance from my eye until you can clearly see the black outer circle around the sight picture, this way it is easier to centralise your eye perfectly and I never really had PX issues. Very sharp clean image but my eyes changed slightly as I depended on reading glasses and I found the close stuff too blurry for my eyes. Shame as they are superb glass and if I wanted a hunting scope for long range bipod use I would get another. Very similar to a Leupold MK4 and I preferred the ret in the sightron to the Leupold TMR, but not as good depth for my eyes, but I suppose it depends how your eyes work. Lovely clean colours only matched for me by the very best scopes.
     
  8. Dan Smith

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    Thanks for your advice.

    Think I’d better just spend some time with it and learn it. I’ll try Deans head up and down trick!

    Dan
     
  9. Dan Smith

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    Dean,

    Thanks for the ‘heads up’ tip - just tried it out - it really works and I guess will help with range finding - thanks!

    Dan
     

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