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Scopes - Redfield:

I have a Redfield Golden 5Star on my Savage 110(or I should say "used to"). It's 4-12x39. After approxemently 250 rds the rectile is loose. When looking through the scope while adjusting the power ring, there is noticable rectile slop. Sometimes when going from one extreme stop to another, 4 to 12, the rectile appears slightly cocked. The scope has not been dropped checked, and the whole rifle package hasn't been abused. Is this normal Redfield quality? Where do I send this piece of crap to get repaired now that Redfield is shutdown?
Ohio, USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 16:05:28 (ZULU) 

Since Blount bought out Redfield, you might try calling that division at (912) 227-9053. If they won't fix it, they can probably tell you who will. Let me know if you have any luck.
Doc <>
The Ozark boonies, MO, USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 18:54:44 (ZULU) 

I heard of "dropped reticle" Redfield problems in SEA, at the time the cause was thought to be not covering the objective and allowing the sun to shine in and heat up the reticle causing it to release. I really don't know if that really ended up being the true cause. The (old/my age) Marine shooters will know.

Dave in Ok
Dave Martin <>
Ok, USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 19:53:04 (ZULU) 

Someone asked about the Redfield scope used in SEA. I can not find the post now that I have found the time to answer it. But I believe the problem you were referring to was the melting range indicator. The problem you mention was real. If concentrated heat entered the tube it would melt the glue that held the range indicator in place. This is the small scale you see in the Accu-track or accu-range scopes. The scope would still function in terms of zero, but you could no longer judge the range by looking at the read out on the scale - as the scale was floating around somewhere in the workings of the scope!
Scott <>
USA - Friday, February 12, 1999 at 18:12:01 (ZULU) 

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