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    Question about scope terminology

    I was looking at a Leupold scope and the description said it had M5A2 adjustments. I haven't been able to find out what that means. Is there anybody here that can explain the term to me? Is this a generic term in optic nomenclature or something Leupold coined?
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    It's one way Leupold does it.
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    It sounds like marketing terminology not standard terminology.

    The print is too small for me to read and analyze.

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    Is this better ? You need glasses ! If your Leupold Tactical Riflescope is a model with M5A2 Auto-locking
    Push Button adjustments, you must
    depress the button in the center of the
    adjustment dial to release the lock while
    turning the dial to make the adjustment.
    The adjustment dial will automatically
    lock into place at any point within the
    dial travel when the button is released.
    If your Leupold Tactical riflescope is a model
    with M5B2 Auto-locking Pinch and Turn adjustments, you must pinch the lock release
    ring around the dial to release the lock,
    while turning the dial to make the adjustment. The adjustment dial will automatically lock into place at any point within the
    dial travel when the lock ring is released.
    If your Leupold Tactical riflescope is a model with M6C1 Zerolock™
    adjustment dials, you must push inward on the lock release button
    located on the outer edge of the dial above the zero indicator mark
    0
    U
    1
    9
    9.5 .5 1.5
    8.5
    20x 16x
    OFF
    1.0R
    .5R
    1.0L
    .5L
    1.5L
    2.0L
    2.5L
    3.0L
    0 5
    4 4.5
    4 3.5 3 2.5 2
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    to make an adjustment. Once the dial has been turned one or more
    clicks past the zero position it is no longer necessary to press the lock
    release button. The Zerolock adjustment
    dials will only lock when at the zero
    position of the dial travel.
    Many of the adjustments on Leupold
    Tactical riflescopes are equipped with a
    rotational stop, zero stop, or hard stop at
    both ends of the dial travel.
    Some Leupold Tactical riflescope adjustments also include a revolution
    indicator to keep track of dial position through more than one
    complete revolution. Please see pages
    20-22 for information on re-setting the dial
    revolution indicator.
    Zerolock release button
    0
    U
    1
    9
    .5 9.5
    1.5
    8.5
    Revolution
    C
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    There goes the band width on the forum for the next 2 years. Now we really won't be able to post pictures.
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    i am guessing the M5A2 is some military specification for their enhanced sniper rifle scope (locking turrets).

    this is the option that you want to uncheck.
    this makes thumbnals i cannot see that open up to the same stupidly small picture. i don't think it works the way it is meant to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCAR'd Mike View Post
    Is this better ? You need glasses ! If your Leupold Tactical Riflescope is a model with M5A2 Auto-locking
    Push Button adjustments, you must
    depress the button in the center of the
    adjustment dial to release the lock while
    turning the dial to make the adjustment.
    The adjustment dial will automatically
    lock into place at any point within the
    dial travel when the button is released.
    If your Leupold Tactical riflescope is a model
    with M5B2 Auto-locking Pinch and Turn adjustments, you must pinch the lock release
    ring around the dial to release the lock,
    while turning the dial to make the adjustment. The adjustment dial will automatically lock into place at any point within the
    dial travel when the lock ring is released.
    If your Leupold Tactical riflescope is a model with M6C1 Zerolock™
    adjustment dials, you must push inward on the lock release button
    located on the outer edge of the dial above the zero indicator mark
    0
    U
    1
    9
    9.5 .5 1.5
    8.5
    20x 16x
    OFF
    1.0R
    .5R
    1.0L
    .5L
    1.5L
    2.0L
    2.5L
    3.0L
    0 5
    4 4.5
    4 3.5 3 2.5 2
    15
    to make an adjustment. Once the dial has been turned one or more
    clicks past the zero position it is no longer necessary to press the lock
    release button. The Zerolock adjustment
    dials will only lock when at the zero
    position of the dial travel.
    Many of the adjustments on Leupold
    Tactical riflescopes are equipped with a
    rotational stop, zero stop, or hard stop at
    both ends of the dial travel.
    Some Leupold Tactical riflescope adjustments also include a revolution
    indicator to keep track of dial position through more than one
    complete revolution. Please see pages
    20-22 for information on re-setting the dial
    revolution indicator.
    Zerolock release button
    0
    U
    1
    9
    .5 9.5
    1.5
    8.5
    Revolution
    C

    its still too small to read, lol
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