Can't see through scope?

When I look through my scope (Vortex Viper 6-24×50) I see black unless i move my head far to the right to the point where I'm leaning over the whole gun just to look through the scope. Is there something I can adjust or is the scope faulty? 

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  • Phil
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    Try opening your eyes.

  • Sammy
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

     Did you mount that scope, or did someone who has no idea? You're putting a sensitive optical instrument on another instrument. Great care and attention to detail... Of all possible issues, incorrect mounting is likely as it is easiest to fix. Take it off and redo. Loosen the bases, lay a scope in the channel to ensure they're in line, tighten bases. From 14 to 18 inch pounds. Know the terms, 1) eye relief: the distance from the ocular lens to where the eye focuses. Usually determined by holding a flashlight in the objective lens and lifting both off the kitchen table to where you see the filament of the bulb in clear focus on the table. "Zero" the scope, you can do that by either counting clicks on your adjustment dials and put them in the middle, or putting the scope on a mirror so the crosshairs are superimposed on the reflection of the crosshairs. Torque on rings is usually no more than 18 INCH POUNDS. Level, level, level.

    Source(s): Have nice Weatherby (Weatherby!) and Leupold (Leupold!) scope. Couldn't hit paper (not talking bullseye, talking) PAPER! Friends say "bad gun, bad scope, dump. I knew I was overlooking a single simple detail, much to the chagrin of my ill informed friends. The two floorplate screws were loose. Torque wrench, 60 inch lbs... back (to 1/2 at 100) in the hunt! Find answers for you, believe no one!
  • 8 months ago

    Well, you do have to put your e6e in line with the scope. Maybe not close enough to it.

    So you have probs, , my failing eyes, right eye dominant, I now have to sight with my left eye, shooting right handed.

  • Mr.357
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Where your eye is in relation to the gun does not matter.  Is your scope on backwards?  Upside down?  Cross ways?  Maneuver your eye in relation to the scope until you get a full sight picture. Is you eye directly behind the scope?  If not, the scope is bad.  If so, watch a youtube video to see how to mount a scope.

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  • JOHN B
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    New scope? Fat end forward? Place power on 6 and rotate eye piece in and out slowly at an object 100 yd away. You may need to move your head back and forth in order to compensate for Parallax. Read the manual or get it online.

    Sounds like Parallax is your problem. You are probably on high power looking at something close or your face is too close to the eyepiece 

    https://www.luckygunner.com/lounge/what-is-rifle-s...

  • L.N.
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Which eye do you use and do you shoot left handed? Left handed shooter but right eye dominant would be a big problem.

  • C T M
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    One of the anonymous cowards who answered might be right, it might be on backwards. Also, it might be an Extended Eye Relief scope. Look up the exact model and serial number online and fund out if it's an EER scope.

  • Robin
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    eye relief is wrong ............................

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    You have the scope turned  (pointed) the wrong way. Turn it around.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Your eyes and brain are faulty

    Haha of course this idiot is religious. Living up to the stereotype, what a moron! lol!

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