My old Scope !

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by Bucky, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

    Well Well Well !
    Problem found.
    Yesterday I toook the mighty .444 Marlin out again to try and find out what went wrong.
    Shooting better today, after I removed the scope, replaced it, and got onto a better rest, (I sprayed the bullets the other day, and not the rifle)
    Bingo...Problem found :p

    The front lens cap had unwound, probably due to the heavier recoil, and years of never checking it. But then again, why should I have to ?.

    Unfortunately it was really loose, and I expect the gas inside would be non existing. It still means a new scope, as I don't want fogged up lens on cold mornings.:rolleyes:
    I then set about screwing back in the retaining ring, and adjusting everything, to bring up a focus, at the 1.5-4.5 magnification levels.
    That took an hour.

    Will give it to my mate, so he can check the ducks on his dam, as that is probably all it's good for.
    New Leupold VX Hog 1-4x20 pig plex scope will be ordered today.

  2. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

    I just checked it out on the Leopold web site and it looked like a pretty good deal! Let us know how it goes.

  3. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

    I settled for this one
    Leupold VX-2 1-4x20mm Rifle Scope

    Got it from Sydney
    Cant complain about the price either !
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2014