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#205586 - 02/12/20 04:47 PM Leupold scope Fail...again
Holler
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Has anybody had the Leupold FX-2 4X scope fail? Mine has around 1200 rounds of full power .454 Casull loads on it and has failed three times.
It has custom M1 elevation turret and a CDS windage turret.
I like to dial in the fire solution and huck rounds way out there. When the scope isn't broke it does show good repeatability. However on a recent session, I dial up 27 moa and let the first one fly. My spotter calls the hit several feet high on the 300 yard plate. I thought WTF and let another go, same impact. I walk it down to 13 moa and start impacting the plate.
So now it's back to range with grid lines at 25 yards and yup sure enough the scope is moving 1/2 MOA per click not 1/4 MOA. It had always been moving at 1/4 MOA up until that point. I sent Leupold the pictures of the grid targets and the impacts given the number of clicks. Leupold won't let you talk to the techs who repair the scope and the customer service guy asked why I was shooting the handgun that far??? Um BECAUSE I WANT TO !!!
So I call Leupold again and send it back...again.
Does anybody make a scope with target (finger adjustable and zero resettable) turrets- that will handle large caliber handguns???
BTW the two failures were reticle related, as in canted about 20 degrees.

I do not take shots at game,coyotes maybe, at those distances but I enjoy practicing of the tripods at long range. It makes the 111 yard hog I recently shot (and dropped) seem like a give me.


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Edited by Holler (02/12/20 05:06 PM)

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#205588 - 02/12/20 08:27 PM Re: Leupold scope Fail...again [Re: Holler]
Ernie
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Nothing wrong with dialing for distance as there are no good reticles out there.
The only etched glass reticle I know of is the Leupold 2.5-8. You can get the same turret set-up with it for what it's worth.
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#205589 - 02/12/20 09:16 PM Re: Leupold scope Fail...again [Re: Ernie]
Holler
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Thanks for the input. I'll reach out to Leupold and see about moving my turrets over to the 2.5-8.
I meant to say the first two fails were reticle related and the third fail was click value related.
I wish there were more options for handgunners.
I have been using my Ultradots lately but there are times when some magnification and Target style turrets sure come in handy.
My Nikon 2X scope has decent knobs and has yet to fail. Maybe the Nikon 2-8 could be the answer.
Anyway happy shooting to everyone on this forum.
Cheers

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#205592 - 02/12/20 10:29 PM Re: Leupold scope Fail...again [Re: Holler]
Ernie
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The cost of adding turrets is expensive.
I would let them warranty the one you have then sell it or put it on another handgun and start from scratch with the variable and order it from the custom shop the way you want it from the get go. It will probably be cheaper that way.
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#205595 - 02/13/20 04:28 PM Re: Leupold scope Fail...again [Re: Ernie]
Holler
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I spoke Leupold today and I was told that the 2.5-8 is NOT an etched reticle and that the FX2 4X is mechanically stronger than a scope with zoom drive.
All they can say is "we'll fix it when it fails"
The Nikon is discontinued and Burris won't install custom turrets.
So I guess I will just keep the damn thing. Good thing I have three other units that ride around in the hard case...just in case.
I'll follow up with how many rounds it lasts for this time, just in case anyone is curious.

Thanks.

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#205596 - 02/13/20 07:01 PM Re: Leupold scope Fail...again [Re: Holler]
Ernie
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Sorry about being wrong on that!
Appreciate the correction.
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#205606 - 02/14/20 05:52 PM Re: Leupold scope Fail...again [Re: Ernie]
BBwheelgunner
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thats too bad you are having trouble,
but I think as you have already alluded to, the Luepolds are our best bet, and normally an easy "go to" because of their quality and reputation (they have been mounting the 2x and 4x Luepold handgun scopes on all kinds of handguns for a long time)

I know I have had good luck with mine thus far. Switched to them because of all the problems I was having with Burris variables

hope they make it right and it works for you
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#205607 - 02/14/20 07:21 PM Re: Leupold scope Fail...again [Re: BBwheelgunner]
Brenden
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Very seldom would I have an optic fail until I bought a 475 linebaugh. 1 ultra dot,a fixed 2x swift ( toughest scope ever) and a cheap variable. I quit running 420's at 1400 and my issues ceased. I haven't tried Leupold as I'm not a huge fan of them. I just reduced the load and ran it. Not happy about it, but is what it is.

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#205610 - 02/14/20 08:48 PM Re: Leupold scope Fail...again [Re: Brenden]
wheelguns
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That's funny I never really thought about it but, the only Leopold scope fails I've had was a 4X on my 475 and a 2X on my 480. Have had multiple and continuing problems with Burris scopes.

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#205613 - 02/15/20 12:32 AM Re: Leupold scope Fail...again [Re: wheelguns]
Holler
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Well I mounted the 4 power back up and I'm heading to the range tomorrow.
I hope it's lasts forever... I doubt it though.

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