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Unread 12-01-2013, 11:44 AM
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Re: New to this, and looking for excellent scope....

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Congrats on the new purchase. Sounds like it will fill all of your needs. Outlaw let me know when your ready to play. Gonna get COLD mid week for a bit. May want to be earlier rather than later in the week. Bruce

I heard we're expecting a nasty spell. I'm tied up Monday but I have time Tuesday. I will try to call Monday afternoon/evening.


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Unread 01-10-2014, 02:57 PM
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Re: New to this, and looking for excellent scope....

Perhaps I should have started a new thread, but it seemed to fit well in this older one.

I have had the Premier for several weeks. Got it on 12/20. I'd like to tell everyone that I have been out frequently to use it. However between chilly temps and very heavy winds, I have mostly been relegated to staying inside. I have managed to get out on 3 different occasions to shoot it.

I'd like to do a thorough review, but given my lack of experience with high quality scopes I'm afraid my baseline is just too low.

Coming from a 30 year old fixed power (x4) Redfield is not the proper comparison, but it is the comparison I have. I really, really like this scope and now that I have real turret adjustment, I'll likely never look back at a typical "hunter" type scope.

Anyway, hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and thank you for the advice and some of the invites to come to Gillette to test a few scopes. I appreciate the offers and help.
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Unread 01-10-2014, 11:49 PM
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Re: New to this, and looking for excellent scope....

Glad you like the Premier. I just picked up my new 7 SAUM last week and put the March on it. Call when you get a chance Outlaw and we'll get together. I'm liking my new rifle. 8lbs 14 oz w/ the scope. Just about right to pack. Bruce
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Unread 01-11-2014, 11:12 AM
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Re: New to this, and looking for excellent scope....

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Glad you like the Premier. I just picked up my new 7 SAUM last week and put the March on it. Call when you get a chance Outlaw and we'll get together. I'm liking my new rifle. 8lbs 14 oz w/ the scope. Just about right to pack. Bruce

Absolutely Bruce. On a side note, I'm working on something you might be interested in. I will shoot you a call or PM soon.



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Unread 10-19-2015, 08:00 PM
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Re: New to this, and looking for excellent scope....

Sorry to dredge up an old thread, but since I started the original I figured it'd be okay and it would give a perhaps final conclusion to the scope buying decision I made... which appears to have been a bad one.

I have owned a Premier Heritage LT for just under 2 years, but only had it out in the field this hunting season. (Bought it too late for hunting in 2013, and 2014 I had hip surgery that goofed the season for me.) This weekend the my rifle and I took a spill -- I didn't think it was too bad, but the scope appears not to have held up. It isn't tracking 100% all the time. It tracks well with the elevation adjustment, but isn't reliable to come back to zero -- it will re-zero after 2 or 3 shots.

I partially started with the Premiere on my list because of the lifetime warranty. Shortly after I purchased the scope they went out of business (or were bought out -- I can't quite tell), making their warranty claim worthless. Just how worthless I found out today when I received this email from Armament (the company the bought what remained):

"The LT model is not covered under warranty. We could bring it in and have a look at it for you, but we cannot guaranty that we will be able to fix it as parts are limited for this model. The cost to bring it in and inspect it is $250, and if we are able to fix it there would be additional cost for parts and labour."

I am not sure it is even worth risking the $250 (plus shipping) to see IF it can be fixed. Seems crazy to say throwing $250 after $1800 isn't worth it, but....

Might need to ask for scope recommendations again.
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Unread 10-20-2015, 05:36 PM
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Re: New to this, and looking for excellent scope....

This $250 is absolutely ridiculous. My son-in-law bent a Tasco World Class trajectory model. The company charged $35 to go though it. They replaced the lenses with newer much sharper detail glass. For the additional parts they charged $50.
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Unread 10-20-2015, 10:32 PM
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Re: New to this, and looking for excellent scope....

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Sorry to dredge up an old thread, but since I started the original I figured it'd be okay and it would give a perhaps final conclusion to the scope buying decision I made... which appears to have been a bad one.

I have owned a Premier Heritage LT for just under 2 years, but only had it out in the field this hunting season. (Bought it too late for hunting in 2013, and 2014 I had hip surgery that goofed the season for me.) This weekend the my rifle and I took a spill -- I didn't think it was too bad, but the scope appears not to have held up. It isn't tracking 100% all the time. It tracks well with the elevation adjustment, but isn't reliable to come back to zero -- it will re-zero after 2 or 3 shots.

I partially started with the Premiere on my list because of the lifetime warranty. Shortly after I purchased the scope they went out of business (or were bought out -- I can't quite tell), making their warranty claim worthless. Just how worthless I found out today when I received this email from Armament (the company the bought what remained):

"The LT model is not covered under warranty. We could bring it in and have a look at it for you, but we cannot guaranty that we will be able to fix it as parts are limited for this model. The cost to bring it in and inspect it is $250, and if we are able to fix it there would be additional cost for parts and labour."

I am not sure it is even worth risking the $250 (plus shipping) to see IF it can be fixed. Seems crazy to say throwing $250 after $1800 isn't worth it, but....

Might need to ask for scope recommendations again.
Cant ever go wrong with Nightforce or Vortex.
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