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    Illuminated reticule?

    Just a quick question, are they powered by a battery in the scope or what? Question is I took my scope out of the cabinet and the illuminated reticule was left on. I turned it up to full power but couldn't make anything out although this could have just been due to the light levels in the room?

    Sorry as its such a daft question!

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    Yes, they are powered by a watch-type battery, typically housed either in a separate turret or similar. On some scopes the illumination turns off automatically after a given time. On mine, the illumination brightness can also be adjusted - so I can always see it, even in bright daylight.

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    Thanks for the reply! Ill have a look at it today and see if it's still not working. It's a S&B zenith; any ideas what size of battery I would need or do most watch-type ones work?


    Thanks again!

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    The one that is in it will have a code on. Varta etc will make a compatable one.

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    on a Zenith there should be a spare battery in the top of the windage adjuster cap.

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    Double check it in the dark, because I can barely see either my Zeiss, or S&B IR in daylight.

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    Cheers for the replies!

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyL View Post
    on a Zenith there should be a spare battery in the top of the windage adjuster cap.
    Thanks, Ill need to have a look for that. Do you know roughly where abouts I put the replacement battery? Never really occured to me that I would have to replace the one in the scope

    Quote Originally Posted by Lateral View Post
    Double check it in the dark, because I can barely see either my Zeiss, or S&B IR in daylight.
    Just tested it and it was barely visible,(in a dark room) and then died out. It was pretty visible on full power on a cloudy day so the batter is definately low on juice!

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    Unscrew the end cap on the rheostat ( brightness adjuster) You will see two knurled rings, hold the inner one and unscrew the outer. Worth just checking the contacts are clean.

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    I don't know if the Zenith is the same, but you can see the instructions for the PMII here: http://www.schmidtbender.com/images/...006Edition.pdf

    It looks like its a standard CR2032 battery.

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