Really odd scope issue

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Tyler Kemp, May 7, 2009.

  1. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    I traded scopes with a guy for a essentially NIB Vari-X III LR Tactical model. (It had sat on a gun for years but had not been taken out of the safe)

    I got the scope today and mounted it, looked through it and saw something odd. The left and right side of the FOV are not both focused. I can focus one or the other, but not both at the same time. If I look at a tree, right of the crosshairs it is crystal clear, and the left side is a green blob. The problem gets worse as the range does.

    What could cause this, the glass is scratch free and clean and the scope "works" fine except the focusing of both sides of the FOV.

    Thanks,
    Tyler
     
  2. Tyler Kemp

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    It is clearer than the camera makes it...but you can definitely tell there is a big difference.

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  3. Timberbeast7

    Timberbeast7 Well-Known Member

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    Send it to Leupold, they'll make it right. This winter my dad sent in his old vari-x II he'd bought 30 years ago because the lenses had a yellow tint....two weeks later a brand new VX-II showed up in the mail.

    As for whats causing it, possibly a misground lense, or a lense improperly installed. Or, the guy putting your scope together had potato chips for lunch.:D
     
  4. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    Just give the customer sevice line a call. They are very helpful and will lead you through the process. They will make it like new. I cant fathom what caused it.
     
  5. Tyler Kemp

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    I have school all day so I can't really call. I hope we can discuss it through e-mail in a timely manner.
     
  6. Buffalobob

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    Don't trade any more stuff with this guy and don't buy any used cars from him either. lightbulb

    Secondly, unlock the eyepiece ring and see if the eye piece will adjust easily. Or if the threads are jammed.

    Third, Loosen up the rings and take the scope off and see if it clears up and or if there are ring marks anywhere from the scope being overtightened and or installed with the rings being lapped.
     
  7. msalm

    msalm Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if this would make a difference or not, but are the adjustments centered? Try centering the reticle and see if it makes a difference.
     
  8. Tyler Kemp

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    UPS has been "inspecting" it for over a week now...waiting on a response from them, it was insured for $800.