Thank you!Talked to my buddy. Without looking at it, he thinks it’s an erector tube issue. He said that luepold does pretty Rigorous testing on customer returns. Mount it, do turrets tests, check that reticle is in correct position, it’s still weather proofed, etc...He said they have a policy where they have to tell you what happened/what’s wrong with it.
Full disclosure I haven’t spoken to him in a couple of months and he doesn’t work for them anymore and started his own gunsmithing business. He just informed me of that.