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    I finally got to the bottom of a Leupold scope problem

    I've noticed over the years My leupold 2-7's would be tight as hell on the power adjustment ring. The same would be for many friends with 336 and 95's.

    The cause is pressure exerted on the tube from the scope rings just in front of the power adjustment ring. I found it takes very little pressure to cause this condition. The tube flexes too much in the wrong spot. It takes so little pressure, I don't feel comfortable that the back ring is secured.

    If anyone has a tight Leupold adjustment ring, maybe this is the cause.

    I just took off my last Leupold.
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    Re: I finally got to the bottom of a Leupold scope problem

    Don't throw your leupold away Jake! Get you a "FAT Wrench", torque wrench/screw driver. The rings only need something like 15 inch pounds of torque to hold a brahma bull! Very handy tool indee. has a list of how much to tighten rings, scope bases, whether aluminum or steel. I have stopped twistng off screw heads/cracking scope bodies/freezing power rings since buying this thing, lol. Now, if you are completely spooked, send that leupold to me, I just can't give you an end of year tax deduction for it however (smile). happy New year!
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    Re: I finally got to the bottom of a Leupold scope problem

    Its gone. I tighten by feel and I've never damaged a scope. Its more snug with loc-tite than tite.

    I don't overtighten my oil filters either

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    Re: I finally got to the bottom of a Leupold scope problem

    Apparently you DID overtighten the scope rings or you wouldn't have had to throw it away !

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    Re: I finally got to the bottom of a Leupold scope problem

    Oh boy, here we go.

    I sold it because its too soft and not a man's scope. It wasn't damaged and it wern't overly tight.

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    Re: I finally got to the bottom of a Leupold scope problem

    Or there is mis-alignmnet between the two rings. Not to uncommon with weaver style rings or misaligned twist in tings.
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    Re: I finally got to the bottom of a Leupold scope problem

    I'm using Talley mounts, my other scopes aren't this dainty.

    This has showed up many times over the years with myself and others.

    I don't care who uses Leupold, I just offered up what I found.
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    Re: I finally got to the bottom of a Leupold scope problem

    Leupold, the girly men of optics! Who'da thunk it?
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    Re: I finally got to the bottom of a Leupold scope problem

    If you read the literature included with the scope there is a min amount you must keep the ring away from the power adjustment ring.

    The scope does come with literature for a reason. Most never read it.

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    Re: I finally got to the bottom of a Leupold scope problem

    Literature included, whats that?

    Oh yeah...BINGO!!! If you look at a Nikon setup, you'll see why this problem won't happen.

    GO Nikon !!!!!!!!!


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