Jeff, did you ever contact IOR-Valdada directly??
I had a problem with my scope, and IOR fixed it immediatly.(sp)
I had the sunshade on my tacticle, backed it off, the threads locked and I ended up unscrewing the objective bell. Well, needless to say, the scope would not focus, and I hadnt even mounted it yet.
I contacted Valdada, offered to pay for the fix. He refused my money, and sent me a brand new scope 5 days later.
I would agree that Valdada is more than a little hard to get ahold of. But, he is an outstanding person, and will make your scope right for you. As a matter of fact, I feel he is fair to a fault...sakofan..
If I can help you in any way, please email or post a reply on this board.
Your rep let you down, not IOR.
[ 10-15-2003: Message edited by: sakofan ]