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DaBick
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2018-06-17 12:32:46  

I have an older image moving 4X scope with “no” cross hairs.

Looking for suggestions on where to get it repaired. Price info and repair time appreciated.

 

Andrew B. aka Drew.


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ekmeister
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2018-06-17 13:52:53  

Does the scope say where it was made, or by whom?  It may be covered by a warranty, whereas other manufacturers will repair their scopes for a fee--the size of the fee tends to vary from one manufacturer to the next.  The warranty situation may require that you furnish them a receipt.

If there is one place that will repair anyone's scope, I don't know who that would be.  Can you take a good look at the scope to see if there's some writing on it somewhere? 

OTOH, if it's one of those 3/4" tube freebie scopes that sometime come with an air gun or a .22 RF rifle, and there's no warranty on it, you may be better off in just replacing it.

Safe and Happy Shooting!

Ed, the Airgun TuneMeister

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DaBick
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2018-06-17 15:56:27  

I stated “older” scope

Therefore no warranty 

made in Japan 

used to be an outfit in Florida that repaired scopes but it’s out of biz.


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classicalgas
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2018-06-17 16:11:24  

Replacing cross hairs is not too tough on older scopes, I've done several. You have to have, or make, spanners for the lens retainer rings, and tiny (usually  slotted) screwdrivers, and cross hair wire ( or  human hair or spider web) The rest is just eyesight and details.

 

The reason there aren't many (any?) places doing it for money is the  time involved vs replacing with something newer.


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ekmeister
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2018-06-17 17:18:46  

Yes, you stated "older" scope, but I replied the way I did because some scopes/manufacturers have lifetime warranties where the age doesn't matter. 

I don't always get things right as I so-skillfully proved  about 2 days ago, but I do try to pay attention.

Safe and Happy Shooting!

Ed, the Airgun TuneMeister

https://www.airguntunemeister.com/


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dcw
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2018-06-17 18:40:08  

contact optics planet camera land or a similar establishment. they may be able to help you.


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TerryVanpool
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2018-06-18 11:09:05  
Posted by: DaBick

I stated “older” scope

Therefore no warranty 

made in Japan 

used to be an outfit in Florida that repaired scopes but it’s out of biz.

I have a Weaver T36 scope bought in 2001 and the reticule broke. It was covered by Weavers lifetime warranty, but I did have to send a copy of the original sales receipt. And I think Weaver Optics has changed ownership a couple of times since 2001.

Charter Member of "The Over the Hill Gang"


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DaBick
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2018-06-21 19:57:12  

@classicalgas

would you consider replacing the X hairs?


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classicalgas
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2018-06-22 23:20:39  

Sorry, no. I don't mind going into a scope of mine (that I got cheap because it was broken) but the chance of coming up against something I can't handle , on a scope I don't own, isn't worth the risk.


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DaBick
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2018-06-25 21:41:24  

Can you tell me if the crosshairs are located in the ocular bell or main tube?


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Gratewhitehuntr
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2018-06-25 21:51:57  

Googling the Pat# on a random Tasco MIJ scope once yielded the original internals drawings submitted by Mr. Burris himself.

Those hairs were within another tube, close to

 

 

 

Here is a site with some pat numbers, you might guess at a brand and find a pertinent drawing.

Try an image search for clip art.

http://texaspredatorposse.ipbhost.com/topic/306-rifle-scope-patents/

There you have it, the world according to John.


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