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Explain this... #14340470 12/05/19
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Went to the range and while attempting to zero a rifle found that after hitting 5-6" low andamking a 5" adjustment the POI didn't change .
Took another spin 5" and the POI moved.
Went to make an adjustment right and discovered the dial didn't click like the elevation dial.
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Re: Explain this... [Re: ringworm] #14340523 12/05/19
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Explanation: The scope doesn't work. wink

Re: Explain this... [Re: ringworm] #14340539 12/05/19
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here we go again......along with the loopy haters in awhile.
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Re: Explain this... [Re: ringworm] #14340541 12/05/19
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But is it something they will fix?
They don't sell the scope any longer, just curious.


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Re: Explain this... [Re: ringworm] #14340543 12/05/19
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First in.Leupold...

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Re: Explain this... [Re: ringworm] #14340663 12/05/19
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They will fix it or just send you a new comparable model, of course at no cost to you besides shipping it to them. Just my experience from dealing with them.

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Re: Explain this... [Re: ringworm] #14340766 12/05/19
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So this is the one you were trying to sell? Where did you get it?


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Re: Explain this... [Re: ringworm] #14340774 12/05/19
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I was selling but I have pulled it since finding out something is wrong. I had it on a 30-30 for a long time. Don't remember where I got it, probably here.


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You might be out of the adjustment range because of a mounting issue.

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Weren't the older vari-x scopes still using the friction adjustments? Could be just a loose adjustment.

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Re: Explain this... [Re: ringworm] #14342808 12/06/19
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Not bottomed out and the elevation is clicking fine. There windage it's turning smoothly without clicks.


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Re: Explain this... [Re: ringworm] #14342859 12/06/19
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Send it in.


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Re: Explain this... [Re: ringworm] #14343712 12/06/19
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Remove the scope from the rifle. Set the scope on the lowest magnification setting. Stand the scope on a hand mirror. You should see two reticles, one is the reticle and the other a reflection. Adjust the reticle until it is is over the image. If the adjustment is broken it won't track. If it does track, once the image and the reticle are together hold the rear bell in your hand and whack the front bell into the open palm of your other hand and see if the reticle has moved. If the reticle moves every time you apply the lateral shock to the scope after you recenter the scope it's not holding zero.


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Re: Explain this... [Re: ringworm] #14344844 12/06/19
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Explain this says the guy who is constantly fooling around with and selling scopes.

Oh will they they fix it? After perhaps reading hundreds of posts on Leupold’s return policy.

What a joke.


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Re: Explain this... [Re: ringworm] #14347085 12/07/19
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Why is what I sell or not any business of yours?
Stalker.
My " explain" request is to why the windage isn't clicking but the elevation is messed up.


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Re: Explain this... [Re: Dave_in_WV] #14350818 12/08/19
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Originally Posted by Dave_in_WV
Remove the scope from the rifle. Set the scope on the lowest magnification setting. Stand the scope on a hand mirror. You should see two reticles, one is the reticle and the other a reflection. Adjust the reticle until it is is over the image. If the adjustment is broken it won't track. If it does track, once the image and the reticle are together hold the rear bell in your hand and whack the front bell into the open palm of your other hand and see if the reticle has moved. If the reticle moves every time you apply the lateral shock to the scope after you recenter the scope it's not holding zero.



This should be a sticky.

It's not holding zero but it's tracking.
It actually held zero the third time but lost it the first two.
Now if I could understand how the elevation clicks but the windshield doesn't.


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Re: Explain this... [Re: ringworm] #14357410 12/10/19
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I sent in a Vxlll 1.5-5 I bought in 1982. they sent back a brand new VX3l in 1.5 - 5 send the scope in..........

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Yes call them. I just sent them a 2.5x8 Varix III that is 30 plus years old.
Had it back in 3 weeks JUST LIKE NEW !!!
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Originally Posted by TOPCATHR
I sent in a Vari-x lll 1.5-5 I bought in 1982. they sent back a brand new VX3l in 1.5 - 5 send the scope in..........


Edit to reflect 1982 vintage.


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Re: Explain this... [Re: ringworm] #14357654 12/10/19
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My guess is someone sent a friction adjustment scope back to Leupold to install a click elevation turret.


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