Replacing scope crosshairs

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Replacing scope crosshairs

Post by TexasMac » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:11 pm

I just finished replacing fine crosshairs in a 10X Fecker scope (very similar to a Unertl). It was a pain working with wire that thin and fragile but I got’er done. Rather than send the scope off & wait several weeks to a few months, I figured I’d replace the crosshairs myself & also save the expense. So I bought 0.0005” diameter tungsten crosshair wire from a guy on eBay.

BTW, don’t get any ideas that I’m willing to work on replacing crosshairs for others. But if you’d like to try it yourself, here’s the link to the eBay wire supplier. You get 3ft for $10. ... xQultIOyJQ

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Re: Replacing scope crosshairs

Post by Brent » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:20 pm

I don't mind doing it. I've done a pretty good sized handful of scopes. I have used wire and thread from a nylon stocking. The latter must be subdivided until you have a single strand. That is the hardest part.

Overall, it is easy to do if you have something to hold the carrier and some good light and magnification. Holder, light, magnification - the big three needed for the job. Then it is a pretty easy DIY job.
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