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June 25th, 2020

Why can't your scope adjustment go straight?

Have you ever found that when you adjust the scope windage or elevation, it won’t go straight but go diagonally?

In fact, it does not go diagonally but go in an ARC. To solve this problem, you need to know how the scope adjustments work.


Just as Picture 1 shows, inside the scope is another tube, we call it erector tube which carries the reticle. image001.jpg

Around the erector tube are three connection points, they help to hold it. Two of them are windage turret and elevation turret respectively, the other one is called return spring or erector spring.


When we adjust the turrets to alter the position of the reticle, the windage turret or elevation turret push the erector tube to move to the target position.

Adjust the elevation turret, it pushes the erector tube up and down; Adjust the windage turret, it pushes the erector tube side to side.


Then comes to the problem why the adjustment go in an arc.

Take the Picture below as an example. 

Firstly, the windage has been keeping adjusted to far left or close to its extreme position;

Secondly, the elevation has been keeping adjusted up; 

As a result, the erector tube comes to meet the inwall of the scope body.

At this time, if you continue to adjust the elevation upwards, there is no room for the erector tube to go up straightly, so it will walk along the shape of the scope inwall in an arc route.


So some scopes limit the windage adjustment turret range to make sure there are enough room for erector tube to travel up and down straightly. To avoid this problem, you need to remember not to adjust the turrets too far or close to its extreme position.

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New Version, Upgraded Continental!

As one of the best scopes,Vector Optics Continental scopes adopt lens made from LaREETM (Lanthanide Rare Earth Element) optical glasses by cold forming which can provide high refraction index and extra low Abbe number.

Continental also adopts Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass system and is capable of light transmission a little bit more than 90%.

All the Lenses FMC are state-of-art crafted in-housing coating lab Optoelectronic FMC.

VePRO™ stands for Vector Premium Reliable which can exactly Max the optimization of color rendition, resolution, contrast & light transmission.

Its Anti Reflection Broadband FMC is excellent for dawn and dusk shooting

Continental can provide you the image with quite transparent edge and no dark ring. Very little distortion let you see what it really is.

The adjustment is also reliable and accurate. It will never snag on anything and never get turned.

Now we launched the new 34mm Continental FFP which not only retain the above advantages but also add new functions!

  • 34mm Tube Diagram

  • First Focal Plane

  • Zero Stop Function

  • More Elevation Adjustment Range

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Just as the principle mentioned above we limited the windage adjustment range to avoid the situation adjustments go in an arc.

New Continental changes to FFP provide you more choice, the added zero stop function allows you to calibrate quickly.

The zero stop turret can let you return back to your preset zero without having to count the clicks.

The good news is the new Continental is available now!

You can order them by contacting info@scvector.com or go to our official website www.vectoroptics.com to place the order and get more information!

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New Office Decorating!

Vector Optics is going to move to the new office! The address of the new office is confirmed and it is currently being renovated.

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Office for sales and marketing apartment

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Manager's office

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The laboratory, we inspect every scope before shipping!

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A corner of the new Warehouse

It is 5 times bigger than the old one

To store more spot goods for our customer

All the employees are really looking forward to this brand new office, We will definitely provide better service and design better products!




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