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Mickey Law
11-12-2008, 12:20 PM
I reckon I'm not to smart not to know what a frozen scope means. If it is where all the innards are fixed so they can't be moved, how do you adjust it for your own eyes? Thanks for any info on this matter. Mickey:rolleyes::(

11-12-2008, 12:35 PM

I am pretty sure the only thing frozen is the tube that normally moves when you click windage and elevation.

Of course then you have to buy an adjustable scope mount.....its kind of amazing how some things come back full circle.


11-12-2008, 01:07 PM
Some people refer to frozen scopes when they put a set screw through the tube that will lock the erector tube up against the turets after they make an adjustment. This aliminates the chance the springs can let it move.

11-12-2008, 01:09 PM
On warm days you have to shoot really fast with a frozen scope.

Mickey Law
11-12-2008, 03:04 PM
Thanks for info. I still don't understand like I should. Seems to me it is kind of like the Tucker conversion. Mickey

Fred J
11-12-2008, 03:50 PM
The Tucker conversion, adds another spring and that allows the scope to adjust favorably and not jump around. On the frozen scopes, as one said, epoxies the internal parts and tube so it won't move at all. That's where the external mount comes in handy. To answer your first question, the eye piece is still adjustable for your eyes and the Objective lens is also still adjustable for parallax. Hope this helps.

11-12-2008, 04:28 PM
Mickey, the true frozen scopes have the inside erector tubes glued and the turrets removed and capped off. They then mount up in one of a couple forms of externally adjustable mounts something like a super Unertle. The eyepiece is unaltered. Either the CF forum or the 6mmBR forum probably has archived photos.

11-12-2008, 06:35 PM
Look at jackie Smidths post about testing frozen/fixed scopes and is adjustable mount. It's one sure fire method to ensure that the crosshairs are not moving in a scope between shots.

11-12-2008, 09:03 PM
It's also very impractical for score type shooting. Not real easy for adjustments.

Mickey Law
11-12-2008, 09:03 PM
Thanks for all the help. Ron I didn't find Jackie's info. I think I have decided not to get a scope frozen. Mickey:o

Rich In Kansas
11-13-2008, 08:36 AM
And I been telling the wife I thought my Lyman Super Targetspot was antique and holding me back in 3P shooting. Now I got to tell the wife it is the latest thing.:(

I thought we got away from external adjustments because dirt could get in them. And between the adjustment plunger and the tube and throw them off. Live and learn.