Leupold VX3 Front A.O. Question

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by DougH9, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. DougH9

    DougH9 Well-Known Member

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    I recently got a brand new Leupold VX3 4.5x14 A.O. scope, and the gold ring at the front is not tight like I would think it should be. It is free to rotate around, and even has a little for-aft play.

    I sent it back to the factory with a detailed note, and they returned it saying no problem found.

    If someone could please check their similar scope and tell me if this is normal or not I would appreciate it very much.

    Doug
     
  2. Southpaw

    Southpaw Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking for a good reason to open my safe,THANKS

    I have 3 VX3 scopes w/AO all 50mm, 2 3.5x10 and 1 4.5x14 all with front adjustment. The newest one has got to be 8 or 9 years old and all have had alot of rounds launched from under them, with no problems.

    There is no movement (other than the required twist) in the adjustment collars what so ever. In fact I would say they are rather snug.

    Southpaw
     

  3. DougH9

    DougH9 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Southpaw. It looks like I will take another go-around with Leupold.
     
  4. fnmauser

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    Your talking about the purely decorative gold ring at the front objective bell? The one that has the power and model on it? As in the wider gold ring that says Leupold VX-III 4.5x14 printed around it? They are all lose and will rotate. I checked mine and I've got several and they all rotate and do have a tiny bit of for/aft play. Its perfectly normal. They serve no function but to "look nice". If it bugs you just put a tiny drop of super glue on it, but its perfectly normal in every scope with the wide gold ring. FNMauser
     
  5. DougH9

    DougH9 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you FN. Yes, it is the decorative gold ring I am refering to. I usually paint them black so that they do not stand out; they are all snug on my fixed objective scopes.

    I may try some epoxy, or just hit it with a small drill and then pry it off.