All right the first thing you are gonna want to do anytime you get a brand-new riflescope is set the diopter. Now the diopter is this piece right at the back closest to your eye.
Now it works a little bit differently for lower-power variables. We are talking one two fours, one to six, one eight set etc versus something with a high-power variable that starts on the power other than one but in the end both of them are highly important to do right away before you even start messing with anything else like turrets or magnification and things like that.
So essentially let’s start with a high-power variable. If you will when we are adjusting our diopter what we are actually doing is, we are adjusting our eye focus to the reticle. Now a lot of people grab this and they start moving around thinking they are actually focussing their image but that’s not the case at all.
This diopter does is focus our eye to the reticle now if you really want to see what it’s doing if you really cranked this thing out or move it all the way into an extreme. You’ll notice that the reticle starts to get pretty blurry.
Everybody’s eye is different so everybody will have a slightly different diopter setting but usually it’ll be somewhere right in the middle here. Now what you are gonna want to do is you are going to want to grab your riflescope and in this case pointed at something like a blue sky, not right at the Sun Or a nice plain white wall and bring the rifle scope up to your eye and make subtle adjustments to the diopter in or out until the reticle is perfectly crisp.
Now one thing also that people do is they stare through the riflescope. The whole time they’re making their adjustments it’s important to actually let your eye rest. So look through the riflescope, adjust the diopter slightly and then take it away to. Let your eye rest and bring it back. One thing our eye can do is they are pretty incredible. They can actually fix a blurry reticle and make it look clear but it strains them quite a bit. So you want to make sure that you’re actually getting a clear reticle when our eyes in a rested position rather than straining because if you get it where it’s right.
When your eye is straining you’ll start perceiving that eyestrain on the range and you’ll start to get a headache or your eye fatigue now. It’s a little bit different for things like a one two six, one two eight, one two four, because actually in this case you are messing with the image a little bit people get a scope like this and they put it on one power and they say it’s kind of like I’m getting a fishbowl or a bubble effect because the edges look warped and it doesn’t actually look like a true 1x, well the diopter is arguably the most important piece to the puzzle for getting a true 1x image on a 1 to something scope.
See what we’re doing now is where we would have adjusted the diopter on a high-power variable scope probably at its highest magnification.
Now we want to actually adjust it on the lowest one power magnification for these scopes and adjust the diopter until we get a flat image we should also at that point be getting a nice crisp reticle and again everybody’s eyes may be slightly different but what we really want is that nice flat 1x image and you’ll see it again as you start to move it to the very extremes. If you want to experiment the more and more extreme, you get in and away from your eyes proper setting the more you’ll start to see a bubble or a fisheye effect on that 1x image so get that just right again your eyes can do some of the fixing for you. So you want to make sure you’re actually looking away and then glancing back down the riflescope but not giving your eyes enough time to correct the issue for you and thus you know put some more strain on your eyes but once you get that set both high-power and with these low-power variables it should be the case that once they’re properly set you shouldn’t have to mess with them. Again, unless it accidentally gets bumped or somebody else uses your riflescope so it’s a set it and forget. In a procedure first thing you should do and then go on to the rest of your riflescope as you see it up.
Hopefully this helps and if you have any other questions definitely feel free to let us know because we’re always happy to help out further. Thanks for watching.