Scope testing

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  1. tom

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    Yes, "JUNK" as I can usually spell that one without auto correct:D

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    Still...no idea what I said that brought you into this thread. Not to mention the pm's wanting to kick my ass. WOW! All I CAN say is to bring it.
     
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    I won't delete this thread, but I will lock people out of it so they don't train wreck it. Let it go and move on, both of you.
     
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    One of the issues with scope checkers is you need enough magnification to see if the reticle moved. I find it hard to check scopes under 30x. I want to check my hunting rifle scopes as much as competition scopes. I thought about putting one of those bulls eye magnifiers on the back of a lower powered hunting scope to boost the image. If anyone has one of those and wants to give that a try I would be interested in hearing how it worked out. Some kind of doubler would be perfect. Unlike shooting it could be big and bulky because we are only using it for the test.
     
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    Alex,

    I've shot with a magnifier and know a few guys that use them. They significantly shorten eye relief and reduce clarity of the scope but they work. Also no problem with poi changes.

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    i put a magnifier on my 18 and 20x varmint scopes to test. not perfect but a big help.

    in competition, I have problems with the eye relief.
     
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    I shot w a booster most of this year. Banged my head a lot! At least it’s the rubber slip on model.

    Thanks to this thread, I dusted off my comparator tonight.

    Will test 2 marches, and an old leupold 36.

    I to have experienced NF service. Same story for me.

    Got a Leupold Competition 45 at the doctor now.

    Just got the marches back. Most detailed report I have ever received. Very pleased w them.
     
  8. lukehalee

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    Did my test today.

    Both March 50’s were perfect.

    Leupold BR36D moved a little on first shot then settled in.
     
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  9. Stan Taylor

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    Ho Ho merry Christmas my wife got me a scope checker for Christmas.PS an Eco friendly scope.No animals were harmed in checking of this scope.Kinda of a mushy trigger pull but very light recoil.HAS A INTEGRAL SUPPRESOR
     

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    Something unusual happened today- I have followed this thread from the beginning since I have a scope checker and have randomly used it for years. I recently was swapping a scope from one rifle to another, the scope has been on my checker and has the typical 1st shot reticle placement in one position with the remaining shots having the reticle placement being in a slightly different place (about .100) and never moving again even by firing multiple rounds. Anyway, while removing it I heard a noise so I shook it with my hand and something lightly rattled inside. So I sent it in to Leupold (Leu Comp 45X) and was emailed it would take about 20 days to turn it around. It has now been almost 40 days so I called today and was told it could not be repaired and they would send me a NEW one as soon as they started another run of 45X Comps.
     
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    I took your dare tonight,.... THANKS! I forgot all about the 6 pages of arguing whether it is better to be cross eyed or wall eyed.

    Tom
     
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    so how long did it take????!!!!!!!
     
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    With distractions, 4 hrs. I'll bet you could get through it in 3. Especially if you read well, which I don't.....Heck, I'm 10 minutes into trying to figure out my new coffee cup lol..

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    That's good Tom
     
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    Tom, is that a Douglas 50% off, Certificate??
     
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    It keeps hot things hot, and cold things cold. But how do it know?
     
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    just dont put chili and kool aid in together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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