Leupold scope not having as much adjustment as claimed?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Leupold scope not having as much adjustment as claimed?

Post by RemMan700 on Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:42 pm

I put my Leupold VX-3 6.5-20x40 AO scope on my Encore and took it to the range. My problem is that I bottomed out on my vertical adjustment and my groups were shooting about 12" higher then the dot I was shooting at. I pulled the scope off and it seems that I am getting about 53 MOA of total adjustment in my elevation and windage. I pulled the Leupold page up and sure enough it says my scope is supposed to have 90 MOA adjustment for both windage and elevation. The dial is marked with 15 Minutes and when I top or bottom the turret I get about 3 1/2 complete turns of the turret (3 turns being 45 MOA right??). I guess I have to call Leupold tomorrow. Crying or Very sad 
avatar
RemMan700
Mod

Posts : 779
Join date : 2010-10-18
Location : Texas

Back to top Go down

Re: Leupold scope not having as much adjustment as claimed?

Post by tripples on Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:57 pm

Have you zeroed the scope to see where it was?

To do this look through the scope onto a mirror (scope needs to be against the mirror) and align the crosshairs.

Doing this will not correct the ammount of windage or elevation from what the listed data is, but I like to keep my scope as close to "0" as I can so I have as much adjustment as I can.

12" is a whole lot, have you checked the rings and bases to be sure they are on correct and the correct ones?

tripples
Member
Member

Posts : 228
Join date : 2010-12-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Leupold scope not having as much adjustment as claimed?

Post by RemMan700 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:20 am

Yeah rings and bases look good. From barrel to center of scope is less then 1.5" and I already had a Nikon scope zeroed on there just fine. The Nikon scope only has 80 MOA of adjustment. I centered the scope in the mirror and it let me do more turns up then it did down. I think the scope is messed up inside.
avatar
RemMan700
Mod

Posts : 779
Join date : 2010-10-18
Location : Texas

Back to top Go down

Re: Leupold scope not having as much adjustment as claimed?

Post by tripples on Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:46 am

If so I'm sure they will repair or replace it under warranty. At least I would hope they do.

tripples
Member
Member

Posts : 228
Join date : 2010-12-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Leupold scope not having as much adjustment as claimed?

Post by RemMan700 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:15 pm

Spoke to Leupold today and they said I should have a lot more adjustment then what I have now. So I guess I send it in and wait.

I don't think I have ever turned a turret as much as I have in the past couple hours. Now I have turret finger.
avatar
RemMan700
Mod

Posts : 779
Join date : 2010-10-18
Location : Texas

Back to top Go down

Re: Leupold scope not having as much adjustment as claimed?

Post by RemMan700 on Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:43 pm

Well I my scope has been to Leupold twice and I just got it back. Guess what?!.....

STILL NOT FIXED!

They confirmed my scope is supposed to have 90 MOA of adjustment and it keeps coming back with about half of that. I am pretty disappointed at this point. Now it has got to go back a third time.
avatar
RemMan700
Mod

Posts : 779
Join date : 2010-10-18
Location : Texas

Back to top Go down

Re: Leupold scope not having as much adjustment as claimed?

Post by RemMan700 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:44 am

Interesting turn of events!....

A Leupold supervisor called me back and said that there advertising info was wrong and that my scope really should have like 49 MOA of adjustment in it. He said that they were going to give me my choice of VX-3 in 6.5-20 or 4.5-14 but they were going to upgrade me to a long range version (This version has like 114 MOA of adjst.) which has 30mm tube and side focus.  I chose the 4.5-14 with a Boone and Crockett reticle as I always felt a little over scoped with the 6-20 power. I actually received the new scope yesterday and am very pleased with it. They also let me choose a new set of scope rings since I was going to a 30mm tube.
avatar
RemMan700
Mod

Posts : 779
Join date : 2010-10-18
Location : Texas

Back to top Go down

Re: Leupold scope not having as much adjustment as claimed?

Post by tripples on Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:28 pm

That's great that they stood behind there product and admitted fault. I feel the way they handled it was far better than I would have expected.

I'm glad to hear it sounds like you are getting an upgrade. I hope it works out well for you. Sometimes it pays to be persistent with companies, and food to hear there are still some companies that care about customer service.

tripples
Member
Member

Posts : 228
Join date : 2010-12-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Leupold scope not having as much adjustment as claimed?

Post by eagle60 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:26 pm

That is good to hear! Glad you finally got one that will work for ya.
avatar
eagle60
Member
Member

Posts : 971
Join date : 2011-01-02
Location : East Central MS

Back to top Go down

Re: Leupold scope not having as much adjustment as claimed?

Post by Nicnac on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:38 pm

BONUS..................... for you.

Glad to hear a scope manufacture standing behind their products.
avatar
Nicnac
Member
Member

Posts : 340
Join date : 2010-11-11
Age : 55
Location : The Southern Dakota Territory

Back to top Go down

Re: Leupold scope not having as much adjustment as claimed?

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum