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Re: Why so many scopes that suck? [Re: 16bore] #14321718 11/29/19
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The short answer to so many scopes that suck is that many people want to buy them. I worked the gun counter at Academy for about a year after I retired. I remember a guy coming in with a $700 rifle and wanting to put a $50 Simmons on it.

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Re: Why so many scopes that suck? [Re: prm] #14322068 11/29/19
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I am not overly fond of the NF exposed turrets nor their very thin reticle. I wanted to buy their 1-8 a while back but they only sold the capped elevation turret to the po-lice and other important people. So to hell with them.


The SHV with a Forceplex?



I consider the SHV 3-10X42 w/Forceplex as one of the most versatile scopes for Whitetail hunting in areas where shots can vary from muzzle to way-out-yonder. Throw in rugged use if ya want to, no problem for the scope.

Re: Why so many scopes that suck? [Re: 16bore] #14322188 11/29/19
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What a Trainwreck of a thread...


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Re: Why so many scopes that suck? [Re: 16bore] #14322220 11/29/19
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You were forewarned...

Re: Why so many scopes that suck? [Re: GregW] #14322340 11/29/19
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Originally Posted by GregW
What a Trainwreck of a thread...


And when is it NOT on the Optics board?!

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Re: Why so many scopes that suck? [Re: FOsteology] #14322361 11/29/19
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Originally Posted by FOsteology
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What a Trainwreck of a thread...


And when is it NOT on the Optics board?!


Fair point...grin...


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Re: Why so many scopes that suck? [Re: 16bore] #14322384 11/29/19
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I’m stull wondering how many scopes “puke” due to overtightend rings, misaligned bases/receivers, and other stupid schit.

Re: Why so many scopes that suck? [Re: 16bore] #14322415 11/29/19
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I bet a fair amount...


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Re: Why so many scopes that suck? [Re: joshf303] #14322424 11/29/19
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Originally Posted by joshf303
You were forewarned...


Wow it made text status even.... 🤣🤣


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Re: Why so many scopes that suck? [Re: 16bore] #14324123 11/30/19
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Originally Posted by 16bore
I’m stull wondering how many scopes “puke” due to overtightend rings, misaligned bases/receivers, and other stupid schit.



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Re: Why so many scopes that suck? [Re: 16bore] #14331942 12/02/19
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Well, as I mentioned in another thread I puked a Burris Veracity this year.

Got an email today from Burris saying they were replacing it as it was non-repairable. How f’d up does a scope need to be for them not to be able to fix it?



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Re: Why so many scopes that suck? [Re: Calvin] #14332126 12/02/19
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Originally Posted by Calvin
Well, as I mentioned in another thread I puked a Burris Veracity this year.

Got an email today from Burris saying they were replacing it as it was non-repairable. How f’d up does a scope need to be for them not to be able to fix it?



If it takes a guy three hours to fix it and his labor cost is more that 40% of their oem cost, and the successful repair is in anyway questionable. The math is on the side of the consumer.
Gotta figure they probably only cost 320$ to make.

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Re: Why so many scopes that suck? [Re: Calvin] #14332240 12/02/19
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Originally Posted by Calvin
Well, as I mentioned in another thread I puked a Burris Veracity this year.

Got an email today from Burris saying they were replacing it as it was non-repairable. How f’d up does a scope need to be for them not to be able to fix it?



Wow right?? Just quit holding zero Joel?


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Re: Why so many scopes that suck? [Re: 16bore] #14332253 12/02/19
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I’ve had three scopes from two different manufacturers end up with either parts rattling around inside or objects in the field of view. In each case the scopes were replaced. Actually that rifle has eaten four scopes. The fourth just started pointing the reticle in random directions resulting in ever increasing group sizes. That one was frustrating because starting off so subtle it took a while to diagnose. Edit: that scope was just repaired; new erector system.

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Re: Why so many scopes that suck? [Re: Judman] #14332290 12/02/19
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Originally Posted by Judman
Originally Posted by Calvin
Well, as I mentioned in another thread I puked a Burris Veracity this year.

Got an email today from Burris saying they were replacing it as it was non-repairable. How f’d up does a scope need to be for them not to be able to fix it?



Wow right?? Just quit holding zero Joel?


Yeah it was a disaster. Not much confidence in the replacement.


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Re: Why so many scopes that suck? [Re: 16bore] #14332392 12/02/19
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I'll be sending a XTRII to Burris soon. The only thing wrong with it, is the illuminated reticle quit/don't work. Here's to hoping they replace it with a XTRIII......

Re: Why so many scopes that suck? [Re: Calvin] #14332407 12/02/19
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Originally Posted by Calvin
Originally Posted by Judman
Originally Posted by Calvin
Well, as I mentioned in another thread I puked a Burris Veracity this year.

Got an email today from Burris saying they were replacing it as it was non-repairable. How f’d up does a scope need to be for them not to be able to fix it?



Wow right?? Just quit holding zero Joel?


Yeah it was a disaster. Not much confidence in the replacement.

They told me an old scope was not repairable and it just needed a cleaning. I regretfully agreed to take their replacement scope.


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Re: Why so many scopes that suck? [Re: Bill_N] #14376123 12/15/19
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Originally Posted by Bill_N
Originally Posted by 16bore
I’m stull wondering how many scopes “puke” due to overtightend rings, misaligned bases/receivers, and other stupid schit.



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Yeah I'm a very famous campfire scope expert fruit that is self bragging about how under tighten things was fat people think he's an expert dumb bastards

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