View Full Version : Scope damaged or not?

March 10, 2008, 07:46 AM
I recently purchased a used Burris Sig. 6x24 scope. Was warned ahead of sale it showed ring marks. To me this meant minus a little surface paint. The scoped showed up with slight indent's in it. Assuming the rings were not lapped before original mount was preformed or mounted on a bind.

I have a new 1 piece Dead Nutz base and ring's on the gun which has already been lapped. I did not take the time to take off the fixed 12 off as I am doing a little yote hunting with the gun. Would it be worth my time to give it a try?

I am wanting to perform 4,5 an even 600 yd. shots with this outfit. I am pretty sure I can make it go 1 or 200 yd. Playing with the paper punch distance will be down the road another month or two. The fella has already said he would give me a refund, which is cool. I did get a really good deal on it. The only thing the warranty doesn't cover is a bent tube.

I have a couple hours to kill before I can call BURRIS about tube replacement cost, so I figured I would ask for a little input on this subject

March 10, 2008, 04:36 PM
Chances are, there's nothing mechnically (maybe aesthetically?) wrong with that scope. If you mount it, shoot the box and it works, then there's nothing wrong with it.

March 11, 2008, 01:46 PM
Talked to Burris, they suggested basicly the same thing. 130 Bucks for a new tube. Ya, it's worth a testdrive first.

March 12, 2008, 12:47 AM
It's not unusual for someone to get a little enthusiastic when tightening rings on a scope. Aluminum scopes deform fairly easily. The scope should be OK.