IOR scopes incoming shipment / 3-18x42 FFP policy

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by ScottBerish, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

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    LongRangers,

    We have faxed confirmation that the Gen III 3-18x42 SH FFP scopes are incoming, they will be ready to ship the 1st week of September. Also, the newest exposed knob 9-36x56 and 4-28x56 wil be arriving at the same time.

    While we have 50 SH scopes on the way, I'm only going to sell 35, to leave the rest for past and possible future warranty claims. That wil leave 15 to take care of warranty claims. I will not sell any more until the next (4th) shipment comes in, because I do not wish to leave anybody high and dry if their scope fails.

    Scott
     
  2. Sean K.

    Sean K. Active Member

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    I missed it by a day, huh? Shoot. I would've spent another $200 to get the latest gen.

    Oh well, it's really nice of you to hold some back in case of warranty issues. Shows a real commitment to your customers.

    Thanks for all your help Scott.

    Sean
     

  3. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Scott,

    Has the IOR factory shared the identity of the problem that caused some failures on the earlier generation SH scopes? Has any of this type of information been shared with you? It would sure be comforting to hear that the cause was ID'd and should no longer be an issue on this next batch of 3-18x scopes.
     
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  4. NONYA

    NONYA Banned

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    What were the issues?
     
  5. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

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    I've been told the cause of the Gen I failures but no feedback on the Gen II. I have no idea how relaible the info is (consider the source(s)) so who knows.

    These scopes had better do the job, or I will go in a different direction.

    NONYA,

    A portion of these scopes have simply broken upon recoil. the Gen I broke with all different calibers of bolt gun, the Gen II only with a 338 Edge and 300 RUM, still....


    Scott
     
  6. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Why is it only the FFP scopes fail and not SFP?
     
  7. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

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    Correct. the 3-18x42, 4-14x50 and 6-24x50 SFP scopes have been very reliable the last three years.

    Scott
     
  8. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Well-Known Member

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    What's the 16X42s reputation for reliability been?
     
  9. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

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    My experience.....I've had 2 returns in 5 years.... pretty darn good!

    Scott