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    Is the finder scope supposed to be un-focusable? I'm not seeing anything clearly through the finder. Maybe I haven't figured out the focus.

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    You loosen the knurled ring, then adjust the objective in by screwing in / out, then retighten the knurl. I had a difficult time figuring it out not long ago on my Z8 (same finder), and discovered the info in a nook or cranny via google! I was afraid to simply "experiment", but that does it and fixed mine right up!

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    I tried last night in the field but it was too dark - got a bit of focus out of it but not enough. At least I was looking in the right spot. Seems better this afternoon, I can see what I'm doing.

    Thanks for the verification!

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    Hi DjRossco ..... As far as focusing goes , Try the moon .... .It is far enough away that you should be alright with the constellations ...
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    I put a
    Telrad on my Z12 to compliment the finder....big improvement. If I could only have one it would be the Telrad, so much quicker.

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    Do you guys find yourself having to re adjust the RACI finder each time you take the scope out ?
    " It's a much better feeling to have your wife yelling at you to remove your scope from the living room, rather than seeing it collect dust in a spare bedroom "

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorsfellar View Post
    Do you guys find yourself having to re adjust the RACI finder each time you take the scope out ?
    No, only if the collimation changes...only takes a minute though...a few seconds really. Also with the finder being held in place by friction and a spring it can move if it gets jostled.
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    Well .... with my two scopes, I have the same make of RACI finder on each of them... just different names on them. One one, the scope is loosely fitted in it's bracket, there's no way to tighten it, so each night I use the scope, I have to realign it with the red dot finder. On my Z10, it's the same thing, but not as loose, so again, I have to re align it as well, with the telrad. It's no biggie & doesn't take long as mentioned, but I've wondered if anyone else's is like this. I was told that rubber O-ring will hold it, but that's not the case.
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    Mine seems to hold pretty well. I give it a tweak every now and then whether it needs it or not though, because I feel a little bit obsessed with having it as close to perfect as possible, but if I don't mess with it at all, and take it out to use, it's so far always been on target after the first setup.

    I've gotten to where now I hardly use it though... I've found a way to sight down along the bottom of it and place the silver thumb screw right above my target area and generally find what I'm looking for pretty easily!

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    With my SCT i have a telrad that gets removed after every viewing session as well as the 12x80 Ra Finder ..The telrad is on the factory bracket and usually requires a little adjustment to get it back on track but the 12x80 Ra Finder takes readjusting every time ....On the 5in refractor , i made the finder bracket for it and it is rock steady ..It just takes a little tweaking after removing it ..
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