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Old 02-15-2010, 05:23 PM   #1
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Default Leupold Scope Problem (zoom knob hard to turn)

Anyone have a problem with a VERY hard to turn magnification/zoom knob on a Leupold scope? I've got a scope that is about 1 year old and the zoom knob is extremely difficult to turn. Is this a problem with a DIY solution or does it need to be sent to Leupold? It is a Vari-X II 3-9x40. Thanks
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:33 PM   #2
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Some scopes are just pretty snug.... I saw something on a shooting show the other
night that clamps on the adjuster ring, and has a little arm on it... gives you a lot
more leverage to turn it.... looked pretty neat.. mine is hard to adjust becuase it
sits so low on the action... I can't always reach the small raised piece to turn
it.. ( I almost left an answer here that was gonna be twisted against me... but I
caught it )
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:33 PM   #3
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Had a couple of different leupolds with the same problem. I never did anything about it. I am sure leupold will fix it though.
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:45 PM   #4
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I had the same problem with some varx2s. tried everything myself. sent them back and they took care of them
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:52 PM   #5
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Loosen the lock screw..
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:36 PM   #6
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Make sure the rings are right and the scope is not to tight in the rings.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:52 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tuffbroadhead View Post
Loosen the lock screw..
There is no lock screw on this scope.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:57 PM   #8
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I have a half a dozen Leupold scopes and all of them are stiff. They loosen up just a little with use but this is just how they are made and I doubt there is anything wrong with your scope.
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