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Old 09-10-2007, 4:07 PM
DJDace DJDace is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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After 6 months of waiting and building up my precision 6.5 Grendel AR, I took it out to Angeles this weekend to test it out and zero the scope. On the plus side, it did NOT blow up in my face so I was pretty impressed I had assembled a functional AR-15.

After about 15 rounds I was on paper and shot a nice 3 round group that spread out over 1.5". The friend I was with, who was REALLY wanting to help me and show me that he knew what to do to help me get my rifle all prepped and ready, committed a Cardinal Sin. His over-enthusiastic attempts to be the hero caused him to REMOVE the 2 allen-key screws from the elevation turret of my IOR Scope, rather than only loosen them. He refused to let me get an word in edge-wise while I tried to explain that I had the instructions at home and would rather wait till then to set my turrets back to zero, because I was a little fuzzy on how the process should be done.

He assured me that on his Leupolds it's totally done this way! It will be fine look you do it just like this ....

45 minutes later and with one of the screws almost being lost in the dirt in front of the shooting benches I finally get him to stop screwing with my scope and let it frickin go. Sure enough when I get home I read in nice BOLD letters that under no uncertain terms are you to REMOVE the turret screws, only loosen them. The screws will not go back in, which means I can no longer adjust my reticles elevation. I actually threw up once I got home because my $900 scope may now be useless and the warrenty may be voided if what he has done falls under the "Dissasembly or Tampering" definition of the warrenty.

Lesson learned - NEVER let someone dick around with your $3000 rifle, no matter how much they know about rifles and scopes.

I am praying I can talk to someone at IOR Valdada's US Offices and see about shipping it to them so they can get the screws back into the turret for a nominal fee. Otherwise I just may stab myself in the face.

6 freaking months I waited to get this rifle range ready. The only bright side is that I still have my BUIS I can count on for now.
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