View Full Version : Distorted Scope Picture

November 17, 2001, 09:09 PM
The view through my Busnell scope (4-12 x 40) is skewed/distorted. The gun and scope perform great, so I can't really squawk too much, its just that the distorted view bugs me. Anybody else run into this? Thanks.

November 19, 2001, 12:49 PM
This can often be attributed to the quality of the glass. A photographer on this board should be able to tell you all about the merits of high quality glass. Just a fact of life. I have a cheap ($50) Simmons that has this problem. However, none of the more expensive (>$300) scopes I have owned have had this problem.

Bottom Gun
November 20, 2001, 09:14 AM
Is your entire image distorted or are you seeing a bit of distortion around the edges?

November 20, 2001, 12:05 PM
heres a good test

scope a shingle roof at 50 yards
those shingles are set in straight lines

in low quality scopes the outer edges are spherically distorted

Fred Hansen
November 20, 2001, 12:10 PM
Only thing I would add to that is scope several roofs. I'm a building contractor, and I have seen some seriously bad roofing work.;)