I am cursed!

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Bravo 4, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    I must have the worst luck out of anybody I know. Now it has carried over to my rifle scopes. In the past several months I have gone through two of the FFP 3-18 IOR's and a couple weeks ago I had a SFP 3-18 IOR fail on me while getting things lined up for my first elk hunt in less then two weeks. Scott at Liberty Optics has been absolutely great throughout this whole ordeal and told me to pick another scope and he would get it to me in a hurry. I chose a Leupold 6.5-20x56 VX-L and today it arrived. I have never been so disappointed in my life...and remember, I went through three IOR's (which were freaking awesome up till they failed!).
    I chose the VX-L long range because it has the dual erector springs like the MK4 and better glass then the VXIII with the same 90moa of adjustments.
    I can't believe how big a piece of engineering crap it turned out to be. The glass looks good, it's no IOR by ANY means but just good.
    The turrets only have about 65moa worth of adjustments (not 90)and that comes with 5moa per turn...that's right I said 5moa per turn. I should have known something would be messed up when it has 1/10th moa adjustments. These things one may be able to overcome, but the biggest problem is that the eye relief and eye box are so screwy that you almost can't use it on the lower settings. You can't get a solid sight picture. It should have just been built as a 20X fixed scope because with it turned up it is perfectly fine.
     
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  2. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    ill say one thing. night force nxs.
     

  3. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    As Lerch stated Nighforce, but I'll also add S&B and US Optics
     
  4. Longshot38

    Longshot38 Well-Known Member

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    +1 for the NXS. But I still stand by Sightron SIII's they are freakin awesome. The SIII's are probably the best bang for your buck right now. You get glass that is on par with Nightforce, 70-120 moa of internal adjustment (depending on model), and the option of a ranging reticle (Mil dot, I wish the offered more reticles). Now these aren't quite as robust as the NXS line but it certainly gets the job done for me.
     
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  5. Jon A

    Jon A Well-Known Member

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    Oh man, three now. You've caught up with me! Sorry to hear that.

    Sorry the Leupold is such a POS. 1/10 Mil clicks? What on earth would possess them to think that's a good idea? I could see that on a BR scope but a BR scope doesn't need to be mounted low so the whole idea of the VX-L wouldn't apply. 5 MOA per turn would kill it for me. I find 12-15 annoying enough, 5 would be a definite no go. Maybe on a mid-range scope where I only held with the reticle, but not one I'd dial with. Hopefully they could put a regular M1 1/4 MOA turret on it. Though it sounds like with the other issues you may not want to bother.
     
  6. TAC

    TAC Well-Known Member

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    Bravo,
    I checked with my local Shaman and he said indeed you are cursed! :D


    The other model VX-L's, the 3.5-10 and the 4.5-14 have 1/4 MOA adjustments (not that it helps you...).

    I hate to say it but I see different scope in your future...





    TAC
     
  7. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    Guess what...

    The Leupold broke!

    Jon,

    HA! BEAT THAT!!!
     
  8. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    OK, I'll be hiding under my bed...

    My Jeep caught on fire and burned to a crisp today!
     
  9. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Re: I am the worst cursed!

    You're kidding... right?

    I don't know about the Jeep, but Leupold should replace their scope no questions asked. Unless it was in the Jeep!

    If I end up with a loser scope, I'll now know where to send it to put it to rest.
     
  10. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    I had just taken out the EDGE, my 7mag and MOST of my shooting gear. It caught on fire about 200yards from our newly purchased log house...thank God for that.

    By the way, Bushnell range finders aren't fire proof...

    neither are plastic gun cases! LOL
     
  11. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    On a better note, and this was before the Jeep burned down, I did call Leupold and told them that I was leaving for an elk hunt in a few days and needed a replacement. They are overnighting me a loaner. Can't beat that for CS.
     
  12. Jon A

    Jon A Well-Known Member

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    I'd suggest making sure your Life Insurance is paid up and taking a couple pints of your own frozen blood with you on the hunt. Can't be too careful! Oh, and maybe a fireproof suit!


    :D


    Seriously, good luck on the hunt. ;)
     
  13. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    Well thanks Jon, I feel better already! :DLOL

    Maybe I can talk my wife into a Swaro Laser Guide. I have a back up 800 model that I've had for about 8 or 9 years. Looks like it'll be going with me, if I make it that far...:rolleyes:
     
  14. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

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    Good gosh, Bravo 4. What the heck is going on?

    I got your message over the weekend. We had a few tables at the Kalispell gun show and we were covered up. Sorry for the slow response.

    I'm glad Lupy is stepping up. Sorry about the Jeep. Was it a electrical issue?

    Scott