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I shoot Leupold scopes that are perhaps older than I am (and I am, bummer, getting fairly old). One scope I trashed as the adjustment screws were evidently shot. After reading these posts perhaps I should have sent it in for service. Others are working fine.

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Not sure why Randy Wakeman doesn't favor friction lock windage/elevation adjustments. I prefer friction MOA adjustments to the 1/4 MOA clickers for the reason that I can make more precise adjustments for windage and elevation out over longer distances. I also have never had a problem with them moving out of adjustment over the long term either. Furthermore, basic fully coated lenses on a hunting rifle scope give me as much brightness as I can use in the field, multi-coated lenses just cost more and I see a need for them only if you want to pay more. Would rather save that money for multi-coated lenses on a good pair of binoculars than a scope.

The more the years go by in the field, the more I come to accept that a scope should be as simple as possible. No need for all the bells and whistles.

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I agree with simplicity. Besides - it's all I can afford presently. My two rifles have fixed 4 x scopes. Bullet goes where crosshairs point. It's my job to get the crosshairs in the right place at the right time.

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WesternHunter wrote:
Not sure why Randy Wakeman doesn't favor friction lock windage/elevation adjustments. I prefer friction MOA adjustments to the 1/4 MOA clickers for the reason that I can make more precise adjustments for windage and elevation out over longer distances. I also have never had a problem with them moving out of adjustment over the long term either. Furthermore, basic fully coated lenses on a hunting rifle scope give me as much brightness as I can use in the field, multi-coated lenses just cost more and I see a need for them only if you want to pay more. Would rather save that money for multi-coated lenses on a good pair of binoculars than a scope.

The more the years go by in the field, the more I come to accept that a scope should be as simple as possible. No need for all the bells and whistles.

I am not sure either but Randy certainly well thinks what he writes. I have two old Redfields with the friction adjustments. They are a bit tuff to zero but very precise. The click adjustmenrs work fine but best with adjustable bases. By the way, those old Redfields are my favorite scopes; a 2 3/4 and a 1-4x.

Come to think of it, the click adjustments are probally faster for long range shooters that adjust in the field. You don't have to move my adjustments very far to have maved them to much.

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