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
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.