Okay, so I get on one of my little "thinking" kicks, this time about scopes. Now, this stuff isn't rocket science, but for some dumb reason, I have a hard time finding the perfect rifle scope for my needs and budget. For example, I'm researching, looking for a good scope for the SC2 package rifles. Here are my requirements.
at least 12x mag, not more than 16x, adjustable preferred
70+ MOA elevation adjustments
no more than $400
So, I find the sightron scopes, and I think I have a match. SII 3-12x mildot. Very nice match. only problem, no target knobs?!?! Which makes no sense to me. They have a 3-12x with target knobs, AO, but no mil-dots. :x Their 4-16x mildot scope only has 56 MOA adjustments, not enough to go extreme ranges.
So, I notice that there a lots of scopes kind of like this where I'd like to put target knobs on them. Then I start thinking, most all scopes come from the same 1 or 2 manufacturers. What if I were to buy a decent scope, and then what are the chances I could find a cheap scope that has target knobs (bushell, simmons, tasco, all make them) and then swap them? Well, I grab an old tasco from my gun room that has a broken reticule (I got it with an old rifle I bought, just for the action). I proceed to start ripping the scope a part. I get the turrets off, no problem, but here is where the tricky part comes in... I believe all the nitrogen just escaped when I yanked the turrets.
So, for all you scope guru's out there, exactly how do the manufacturers fill those tubes with nitrogen? Is it 100% nitrogen? Or do they just give it a squirt and then put the turrets on? If it seems doable, I might futher pursue this idea.