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#3345143 - 09/29/09 06:06 PM Re: EXTREMELY hard to turn Leupold VX-I (2-7 power) [Re: dogcatcher223]
jcdixon77 Offline
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Registered: 11/17/06
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Ive run into that on a vx II and III i sent one back they fixed it going to send the vx III back there is a screw that looks like a set screw on the knob i was told that if you messed with it you could damage the scope and it would void the warranty but i dont know if this is true im just going to it back

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#3345361 - 09/29/09 07:10 PM Re: EXTREMELY hard to turn Leupold VX-I (2-7 power) [Re: jcdixon77]
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Send it back. I imagine you kept the box? It will be back in week or so, fixed.
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#3345377 - 09/29/09 07:13 PM Re: EXTREMELY hard to turn Leupold VX-I (2-7 power) [Re: Mule Deer]
stubblejumper Offline
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Registered: 07/26/03
Posts: 4016
Loc: Alberta Canada
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Send it back. I imagine you kept the box? It will be back in week or so, fixed.


It will likely be returned in the condition that it should have been in when you bought it.Leupold's customer service may be great,but their quality control for their new scopes is obviously lacking.

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#3346054 - 09/30/09 03:45 AM Re: EXTREMELY hard to turn Leupold VX-I (2-7 power) [Re: stubblejumper]
01Foreman400 Offline
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Registered: 07/03/06
Posts: 683
Loc: Loganville, GA
I've owned 2 Leupold scopes and both had this problem. I sent both of them back to have them looked at and they told me nothing was wrong with either of them. I loved the scopes but just coudn't get over this problem. I sold both of them and haven't owned a Leupold product since. I've read this is a common problem with a lot of Leupolds. My Swarovski and Zeiss scopes turn with ease.
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#3346100 - 09/30/09 04:28 AM Re: EXTREMELY hard to turn Leupold VX-I (2-7 power) [Re: 01Foreman400]
Lawdwaz Offline
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Registered: 01/25/06
Posts: 6285
Loc: WNY
I have a fairly (?) intelligent friend who sprayed his with WD40 to loosen the power ring up.

Good thing he knows how to make money selling insurance because he won't make it in scope repair.

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#3346323 - 09/30/09 06:43 AM Re: EXTREMELY hard to turn Leupold VX-I (2-7 power) [Re: Lawdwaz]
JCMCUBIC Offline
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Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 5053
I've had several Leupold variables and on all of them the power adjustment ring was tighter than most other brands, but they were not that bad. I actually prefer the tighter ring. I did have one 2-7 that was TOUGH to turn. It seems like it's more common with their 2-7 than any of the other scopes.

JCM

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#3350684 - 10/01/09 05:10 PM Re: EXTREMELY hard to turn Leupold VX-I (2-7 power) [Re: Dawn2Dusk]
bersh Offline
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Registered: 02/04/03
Posts: 581
Loc: U.P. Michigan
Originally Posted By: Dawn2Dusk
I have a Leupold VX-I that has to be the hardest power selector to turn that I've ever seen. It literally hurts to turn it's so tight...

Are there any solutions to this or do I need to just send it back to Leupold for repair?



Every VX-I that I have owned and fondled has had the same problem. On one I owned, which happened to be a 2x7, it took so much force to turn the adjustment ring that I once tore the skin on my index finger. When I called Leupold they asked if the rings were too tight, and I had to break the news to them that the scope wasn't even mounted. I sent it back to them, they in turn sent another one to me and it was the same. I swapped it with a warning to the new owner and never considered another one. I've since looked at a number of them and though not many are as bad as the two I had, all were far tighter than I would consider to be acceptable.

The VX-II and above don't seem to have this problem.

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#3351721 - 10/02/09 04:25 AM Re: EXTREMELY hard to turn Leupold VX-I (2-7 power) [Re: bersh]
01Foreman400 Offline
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Registered: 07/03/06
Posts: 683
Loc: Loganville, GA
[/quote]The VX-II and above don't seem to have this problem.
[/quote]

Mine where VX-II's.
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#3351754 - 10/02/09 05:00 AM Re: EXTREMELY hard to turn Leupold VX-I (2-7 power) [Re: Dawn2Dusk]
cybertext Offline
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Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 6
I have a VX-III 2.5x8 with the same problem. I called Leupold and the tech said it was "bla bla bla" and just send it back to us and we'll fix it. Even confirmed it all with an email. So, they know the problem and admit it's there's and they'll fix it. Nice!

Fritz

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#3351763 - 10/02/09 05:03 AM Re: EXTREMELY hard to turn Leupold VX-I (2-7 power) [Re: cybertext]
stubblejumper Offline
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Registered: 07/26/03
Posts: 4016
Loc: Alberta Canada
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So, they know the problem and admit it's there's and they'll fix it. Nice!


So why don't they just check all of their scopes before shipping them,and eliminate the problem altogether?

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