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PostSubject: Scope blues   Scope blues EmptyApril 15th 2011, 4:48 pm

I took my nephews wolf out this after noon with the 3 basic bullets we shoot, and at 75 yards i was punching some really good groups with 100gr BH209 and the 300gr Powerbelt Platinums. Every darn 3rd shot would throw off target badly though!

After i got everything adjusted i figured, take it inside scrub her nice and clean and then this evening when the temp is a lot cooler, take a few shots and get all 3 into the hole.


So i go outside, set all my stuff up, new target, load the gun, sit down, look through the scope and the freakin cross hairs are pointed way high up in the scope!

This scope has always had a rattle to it in the rear section of the scope. Well what ever is back there, popped loose and now has to be returned for replacement to bushnell.

Just when you have something going good, it breaks!
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PostSubject: Re: Scope blues   Scope blues EmptyApril 15th 2011, 9:50 pm

Had the same thing happen last fall, took the owner of the Towing Co. Model 700, 7mm out to check it out, he couldn't get it to hold a group, he forgot to tell me he fell off a log in Canada with it the year before. Well in the fall he broke one of the cross hairs in it. Went and got a Vortex Viper 3x9x40 and put on it and what a scope for the price. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Scope blues   Scope blues EmptyApril 15th 2011, 10:45 pm

I told myself when my cheap $40 Simmons breaks i'll buy a Leupold.

Watch it last the rest of my life. Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: Scope blues   Scope blues EmptyApril 15th 2011, 11:07 pm

I found the problem! The lens is what broke loose. If i push it forward and hold it, its back to normal. No way i can fix that, and i dont trust glue, so its just best to send it back for repair/replacement.
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PostSubject: Re: Scope blues   Scope blues EmptyApril 15th 2011, 11:33 pm

Yeah, it will fog up if it isn't sealed good. Send it in.

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PostSubject: Re: Scope blues   Scope blues EmptyApril 16th 2011, 2:27 am

Colorado wrote:
I told myself when my cheap $40 Simmons breaks i'll buy a Leupold.

Watch it last the rest of my life. Crying or Very sad

I wish I would have made myself that promise....I would have bought a Leupold 20 years ago, and not wasted my time on junk scopes for 10 years...
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PostSubject: Re: Scope blues   Scope blues EmptyApril 16th 2011, 7:15 am

even Leupold is not 100% bullet proof...i had a VXII that went bad, but they do stand behind them
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PostSubject: Re: Scope blues   Scope blues EmptyApril 16th 2011, 8:49 am

@aviomech wrote:
Colorado wrote:
I told myself when my cheap $40 Simmons breaks i'll buy a Leupold.

Watch it last the rest of my life. Crying or Very sad

I wish I would have made myself that promise....I would have bought a Leupold 20 years ago, and not wasted my time on junk scopes for 10 years...

I actually like the cheap scope for what i'm using it for. It's very accurate, and so far is holding zero just fine. I had it out in a couple of snow storms, and no fogging. I think it's much easier to make a fixed scope reliable. Less moving parts. Less lenses to look through, so it's as clear as more expensive scopes. At 8 oz it doesn't feel like I added any weight to the gun. (sort of)

I still want the Leupold. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Scope blues   Scope blues EmptyApril 16th 2011, 9:05 am

Take a look at VORTEX unlimited warranty, and 1/2 the price.
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PostSubject: Re: Scope blues   Scope blues EmptyApril 16th 2011, 10:23 am

konus is very affordable and has a lifetime replacement warranty
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PostSubject: Re: Scope blues   Scope blues EmptyApril 16th 2011, 10:34 am

Thats actually what i was thinking about replacing it with. The 3-9x40 konus is pretty affordable and will fit the gun nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: Scope blues   Scope blues EmptyApril 16th 2011, 2:19 pm

Where are the konus scopes made????
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PostSubject: Re: Scope blues   Scope blues EmptyApril 16th 2011, 2:35 pm

made in P.R.C

Where ever the fudge that is LOL.

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PostSubject: Re: Scope blues   Scope blues EmptyApril 16th 2011, 3:17 pm

i think that means Peoples Republic of China though it is a Italian company
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PostSubject: Re: Scope blues   Scope blues EmptyApril 16th 2011, 7:50 pm

Pic of the scope from the other day.
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PostSubject: Re: Scope blues   Scope blues EmptyApril 16th 2011, 9:49 pm


I looked through a couple Vortex scopes yesterday.....wasn't impressed.......they were blurry around the outer edges of the glass, taking away field of view....


I just bought a second Redfield 2-7x 32 (made by Leupold) today.......for $150, you will not find a better scope.....
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PostSubject: Re: Scope blues   Scope blues EmptyApril 17th 2011, 9:44 am

@aviomech wrote:

I looked through a couple Vortex scopes yesterday.....wasn't impressed.......they were blurry around the outer edges of the glass, taking away field of view....


I just bought a second Redfield 2-7x 32 (made by Leupold) today.......for $150, you will not find a better scope.....

You mean for $150?

There are much better scopes for more money.

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PostSubject: Re: Scope blues   Scope blues EmptyApril 17th 2011, 3:54 pm

I don't mean this in a bad way, but with optics, there really are 3 catagories. Low-Med-High. If a Peoples Republic of China scope, (many major brands) is great for you, then buy it. In optics, they are "cheap" for a reason. Then you have your "made in america" Leupold, medium priced, which I believe to be best for the working mans dollar. Then you have your High end, European S&B, Swarovski, Zeiss etc... I feel you get what you pay for. Warranty is a great thing, but to be honest, I don't want something with just a warranty. The warranty does not make it good. I want something that last, and I don't have to send back. My personal preferance is Leupold. I do really like the Redfield Revolution (yes, made by leupold). Scope failure is something I don't want. A bad scope means missed or wounded game. I don't have trouble paying more for a scope, I have trouble paying $1 per bullet, $35 bucks for 10 oz. of propellant (43 shots roughly about $1.00 per shot), 5 cts a piece for sabots, and primers. That's about $2.25 give or take a few cents a shot. Go to the range and shoot 50 shots, it's a hundred dollar bill.

All scopes can be accurate. All can not be reliable. Every time you take a scope off and put another on, it cost you money. Postage, sight in shots, gas to the range, and time. I'll opt for spending a couple extra bucks, and do it once.
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