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Old December 1, 2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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Bushnell Banner Scope- stuck dial

I am trying to get help with a scope I have mounted on the rifle. The zooming dial is stuck between the 18 and 16 power settings, and will not go any further past 16. The scope is 6X-18 X 50.
I am the second owner of the scope, so I don't have the original box or paper work, and I highly doubt it's still under warranty. Is there anything I can do, or should I try to send it in to Bushnell, or just replace it altogether?
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Old December 1, 2012, 05:41 PM   #2
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I've sent several used Bushnell scopes to their Service Dept for repair, each with the (then) required $25 MO. (check with them)

Some were returned unrepariable, others fixed - just like gambling.


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Old December 1, 2012, 07:30 PM   #3
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Any scope that costs less than $100.00 new , is a disposable scope , IMHO . Go ahead and upgrade to a better Bushnell or an entry level Leupold or Nikon ! Don't buy the cheapest you can find , buy the best you can afford , that's what I always say . Because you only get what you pay for !
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Old December 9, 2012, 03:46 AM   #4
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I loved cap guns at 5 and eventually moved up to a Stallion 38.

Did not start collecting guns really fast until age 40.
I would read on line about Leupold scopes, but they seemed too expensive.

But eventually I have found not to buy cheap:
guns
scopes
ammo
brass
bullets
powder
mounts
stocks
barrels
binoculars
GPS
range finders
shoes
clothes
vehicles
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But the most important, is no cheap scopes.
15 years ago, Ken Marsh had a web page called the "cheap scope page"
In there was a question, "What to do with a cheap scope?"
One of the many answers was, "give it to someone you don't like."

There are still traces of usenet
http://www.recguns.com/Sources/VIIIB3.html
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Old December 9, 2012, 11:35 AM   #5
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It does happens on older scopes

This is a common problem with older, inexpensive scopes. The internal lubricant loses their solvents and become gummy. I have found that if you can get them to move, you will be alright. You might try a little heat from a hair drier but I would not go any hotter than this. Just go for warm, not hot !!
I have only seen this problem on much older, cheap scopes that have sat too long, on one setting...

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