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Old 02-18-2017, 12:45 PM
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I opened this thread to possibly get some idea of what could have gone wrong with my scope. The scope took a really bad knock but the glass seems fine. The only two artifacts are a misalignment of the reticle (off rotation 4 degrees with the turrets perfectly aligned on the verticle/horizontal) and the variable magnifier stuck on some random power (8.4x?). The variable adjustment (6-24x) doesn't change the magnification now. Given the clues above, what is the diagnosis?
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:34 PM
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Send it back for repair of it has a lifetime warranty or buy a new one
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Old 02-18-2017, 02:39 PM
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It's broke!!
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Old 02-19-2017, 01:49 AM
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I'd like to try and fix this myself so knowing how it's broke was the aim of this post. The replies above indicate I'm gonna have some trouble finding people here that have taken apart a scope.
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Old 02-19-2017, 04:08 AM
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You really do NOT want to take a scope apart.
Modern optics (scopes, binos, etc) are sealed units, and for a good reason - all the air has been purged from the inside of the scope, and the air has been replaced with dry inert gas. Often nitrogen or argon. The reason? To prevent fogging when the scope is subjected to temperature and/or humidity changes.
In Thee Olden Days, if you hunted in the cold all day and then brought your scope into a warm shelter, the result was fogging on the inside. Not any more.
So, basically, if you take a scope apart these days, you destroy it.
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Old 02-19-2017, 05:39 AM
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If you have the special spanners and fixtures to take a scope apart, do it, but where are you going to get repair parts?
Your reticule ring is certainly dislocated and probably bent or broken and the variable power slide has jumped track which means it has a big burr on it and needs a new one.

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