Well I pulled my 6.5-20 vx III off my ruger 25-06 lastnight and found the tube is bent......ugh! So Icalled the boys down at louy and told em what the deal is...$86.00 that is what it will cost me. Hmm? it shows next to no ring marks and is otherwise new and not abused.
So I guess my question is has anyone else ever had to pay for a tweaked tube? I hear guys say you can run em' over with a dozer and loupold will fix it free.....or for 86 bux.
I have had warranty work done via loupold in the past, broken reticles, foggy scopes and they fixed it fast and free, but in my opinion there is no excuse for charging a guy for a weak tube. the last scope, a nikon monarch, took the same mounts like a champ, I just mounted a burris on it and when I saw the loupold I pulled the burris to check it....fine.....hmmm?
If they cover this one I will be pretty happy, if not I understand, BUT, I would expect them to include some disclaimers in the warranty literature.