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leo scope
« on: February 17, 2018, 02:06:06 PM »
i took my leo scope off my .300 to get ready for my new scope this summer. i've had issues sighting it in for years. once o got it off, i figured out why. if i  move it from side to side, there is a thud. i'm guessing the guts of the scope worked loose. it's never been dropped, so i don't know how or when it happened. my buddy had it for a summer before our AK moose hunt. he was the first to have issues. he's a bull in a china shop, so nothing would surprise me

i'll send it to leo. i don't know if they will fix it or just send a new scope. either way, that scope will go on my daughter's .243. the .243 came w/ a bushnell i was never impressed with, but was a good starter gun/scope
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Re: leo scope
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 02:53:51 PM »
Good plan.  I can't imagine it's a good thing if you can tell something is moving internally.  I'm sure Leupold will make it right one way or the other.
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Re: leo scope
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 08:46:54 AM »
What model Leoplod is it? Variable power?
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Re: leo scope
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 08:51:09 AM »
Yari - As Mad says "Good Plan". If they cannot fix it, they will send you a new scope to replace it....but and there is always a but (like me), do you have a back up scope? I have scope pile with 10 scopes laying around that are not mounted....I have a couple of Vortex Crossfire II 2-7X x 33mm, a Trijicon 3-9X x 40mm with the yellow fiber, a Leupold VX2 in 3-9X x40mm a Burris, a Nikon, and a few others, even a older Tasco is in the pile.....all of them are ready to mount....

When I went on both Safaris, not only did I take a back up rifle, but also a back up scope. I was hunting with one Zeiss and one Leupold on my rifles, I took and extra Zeiss Conquest and the hardware to mount it, just in case.....

 
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Re: leo scope
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2018, 09:21:11 AM »
flint- this is a 20-30 year old scope. i've had issues w/ it since my AK hunt in 2000. it's a 3x9x40(?). this is a pre- vx 2, 3, 4... i believe

bo- this leo will replace a bushnell and the bushnell will probably sit in the safe.  i don't have an arsenal like you. i did double my rifle hunting time w/ the SD trip. i'm up to 2 weeks of rifle hunting now. i do enjoy it and enjoy reaching out, but i'm still a bowhunter at heart

my biggest regret is not taking it off earlier. since my shooting in WI is close, i really never had a need for precision long range shooting. the scope was fine for my 30-50 yards WI shooting   
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Re: leo scope
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 10:33:44 AM »
i lied. it's a VX II. i never knew that. i took off the lens cover and there it was
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Re: leo scope
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2018, 03:58:29 PM »
Guys - the VX2 first came out in 1963. I got my first one in 1972. It had the variable adjustable Windage and Elevation knobs..no 1/4" clicks yet. I did send the first scope back several years after I first got it, because I tighten it down to tight, I am sure well beyond the 25 inch pounds. Within a month got it back fully repair and a friendly note telling me about the 25 inch pounds max.....

 
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Re: leo scope
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2018, 04:36:15 PM »
Just an assumption but after they look at it they mail replace it with a current equivelant

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Re: leo scope
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2018, 04:39:37 PM »
bo- this one is a 1/2" moa. i think i paid $250, which was a big deal for me at 25-30 years old. i thought i had something pretty special
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2018, 07:11:20 PM »
Yari - You do have something special....where were you in your life when you bought it?? I know that every Leupold scope is something Special. I can look at it and tell you where I was and what I was doing when I bought it and what rifle I bought it for....

We all have a special place. I bought my first Leupold from the store (Candler Army-Navy Store, on Candler Road, in Atlanta, GA) where I bought my first real deer rifle, a Winchester Model 70A in 270 Win.....mounted it with Leupold One Piece base with Leupold rings, all steel, Aluminum Base and Rings hadn't been thought of yet.....

Then around the mid 90's, I notice a misprint in the Cabela's catalog on Leupold Scopes, they have Leupold VX2, 4-12X W/AO (at the Bell end of the scope) for $289 instead of $389...a $100 misprint....I call them up and told them about it...after I had ordered 5 of them....I needed 5 scopes to match all my 5 Remington Sendero's (remember when they first came out, they were the mat finish and the barrels were made by Savage). I have to look at the caliber on the side of the rifle so I know which one I am shooting, because they all look alike...all have been cryoed and Shilen Triggers in them...I put a glass bedding kit in each of their stocks...The 270 Win is the best shooter of the bunch....it is a consist one ragged hole at 200 yards...none of them shoot bad all under an 1 inch at 100 yards...

When I got my Shilen DGA single shot in 308, had to get a Leupold Scope for it a rare LPS model, a 2.5-10X x 45mm, yes I said a 45mm objective with a 30mm tube...such a nice scope....and all my 4 Leupold VX6's are on the Coopers!
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Re: leo scope
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2018, 07:24:00 PM »
bo- my dad won a stainless browning A-bolt .300 win mag at a raffle that i bought from him for $1000. (he overcharge the heck for it, but i figure i owed him for all the stuff i put him through.  @--0--0105) i was still single and a few years in as a broker. i finally had some extra $$$. i bought it at one of dutch's haunts, gregerson hardware. i think i had built my house, so around 20 years ago

thinking back, i think my bull in a china shop buddy over tightened the rings. i remember him telling me he reefed on them because he thought they were coming loose. it never shot the same again. i can't wait to get a new scope to see if it was the scope all the time causing wider groups. i'm betting it was
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Re: leo scope
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2018, 07:31:17 AM »
Yari - You sound like me, My Dad, God rest his sole, found a lot of 22's Rifles and Shotguns, but not Center fires at garage sales that he and mom would go to every weekend. He would call me either when I lived in Norcross or here in East Tennessee and I would give him about 25% more for the firearm than he paid for it....I once bought a pistol from him that I did not know anything about, it was a RG, a "Real Gun", with a chrome frame, blued barrel, blued cylinder, blued hammer and trigger. When I first saw it Dad told me that he had $55 in it horse swapping around. It had 357 Magnum on the side of the barrel. Holy Cow! I told him that I was interested in it and gave him $85 for it....I just did not want him shooting it!! Something this ugly should not shoot at all...I was scared for him! So I bought it, put it away in a box that I found for it and forgot about it....until about 10 years ago, I was looking through my pistols and found this one and brushed it off, recounting the memories behind it...after some investigating a few years ago, it turned out to be a Rohm pistol! I have seen them before and the cheap price is what I notice and how ugly they are. At the time I bought it from Dad, never had heard of them at that time...LOL...Took it to the range and shot 38 S&W first in it, then I fired 38 Special's in it....You got to remember, before I shot it, I put on some thick gloves, jacket, full face shield!! I was thinking this is going to hurt....but it shot great...amazing well, I was worried that the cylinder would not line up with the barrel and would "spit" lead at me from where the bullet entered the barrel at...but it did not!! Thanks Dad for all the memories....

Yea, same here, one instants of over tightening cause me to buy a very small torque wrench (still have it today) that I tighten all things with it for many years until I got a torque wrench from Starlite and now use the old Fat Wrench....

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Re: leo scope
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2018, 08:13:19 AM »
good story. talk about a snub nose pistol. wow
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Re: leo scope
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2018, 10:53:59 AM »
my scope was delivered USPS 3/22 and i never got a confirmation from leo. i emailed w/ details last week to customer service. the person emailed back asking for a tracking number. i sent it back. this isn't looking good. i never had a company NOT send a confirmation of receipt. it will be a month next week

i know others have sent products back to leo. did you get a confirmation? i would think this would be their slow season

i'll keep you posted on progress
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Re: leo scope
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2018, 08:06:03 AM »
Yari - I have sent a few scopes back to Leupold and have not gotten an call or email from them but did get my repaired or new scope back to me within 2 to 3 weeks...but I would stay on top of it and tell the Leupold Customer Service Rep that they will your focus point for their product...this always helps me when I tell the person on the other end that they are my point of contact with the company....

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