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Not sure where to ask this so mods pls move if req.

Ive got a 43 year old Pecar 4-10 variable & had it rebuilt maybe 2-3 years ago by one of the last people that specialise in this brand. Its a great scope & very clear. Its on a Win Mod 70 .243. Ive known the scope for this long & its always been very well looked after.

Im not really a scope shooter at all but it was only recently i took it to the range & sighted it. Spot on with great accuracy however at 4x the cross hairs are dead centre in the scopes field of view yet at 10x they or quite a distance away from the centre of the field of view, well down to the right. Seemed to shoot ok though.

The mounts were also 43 year old soldered (ausinel brand) which ive just replaced with a Talley set which ive lapped and am yet to take to the range but obviously the cross hair issue is still in the scope.

Im not into these sorts of things at all & was wondering if its normal or something possibly wrong.
 

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Only a guess, some of those old scopes the reticule moved when adjusting zero. So if the cross hair is only slightly off centre at 4x it will appear way off when magnified to 10x.

Now if your scope is of the image moving type where the reticule is permanently centred, well then just disregard my previous transmission.:hmmmm:

Mark.
 
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Older scopes did not have self centering reticles, but appeared as you describe. Not sure when that feature was introduced, but it was adopted over a period of time by the various manufacturers. I would say that what you see is normal for your older scope.
 

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Ok gents that makes sense …thank you so much. Yes ive looked very closely again & they are slightly off at 4x. I do remember i had to really crank them when i put it back on from the rebuild & thats no doubt the issue. I hope the Talleys help & i can get it back to the middle somewhat. Cheers again gents.
 

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What power was the scope set on when mounted? If you mount the scope and set your eye relief using the lowest power setting, and then switch to higher power, you seem to get what you're describing and might have to "walk" your cheek up and down the stock to get a good sight picture. In my eperiences, mounting it using the highest setting, and then turning down, seemed to eliminate the problem.
 
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Your scope has it's cross hairs etched on one of the lenses internally, most likely the one that moves with the power adjustment, that will be why they appear off center.
 
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