Rifle Scopes  NXS -removed Turret...oops!

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So I went to zero my NXS elevation turret for the first time and pulled it all the way off. Has anyone done this? Is there a pin that goes in it that I am now missing?
 

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Re: NXS -removed Turret...oops!

???

put it back on and just tighten down the screws you loosened.
 

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Re: NXS -removed Turret...oops!

Did you tighten the screw in? Unless tightened the knob will just spin.
 

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Re: NXS -removed Turret...oops!

Probably not as simple as your set screw was loose and you just pulled the cap off...................need a little more info?
 

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Re: NXS -removed Turret...oops!

Did you loosen the brass screw (w/ a slotted screwdriver) that is in the center of the turret (this would be under the turret)? Or the small allen set screw that just holds the turret on?
 

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Re: NXS -removed Turret...oops!

I consulted a nice fellow at the range and he said to just tighten the set screw more. I did and was able to shoot the remainder of the day. No issue. Turned into a great day shooting.

I did NOT loosen anything under the cap. When you pull the turret off, it sure looks like a little pin is supposed to go in there, but I couldn't figure out how it would actually work. seems the set screw is all that holds it on and you need to tighten it enough to divit the brass a slight bit. I'm gunna call nightforce to confirm. Thanks all.