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    Bit of loopy help

    Mates young fulla borrowed his dads rifle

    Young army officer fairly hard on anything he touches...

    Typical !!


    VX3 4.5-14 X 40

    Comes back to find top turrent will only rotate from kinda 12 o clock to 2 o clock then same distance in reverse then stops like its
    hit a brick wall IE no adjustment in any direction..

    This is for elevation. The lefty righty adjuster feels as per normal

    Any one have any ideas on this at all ??
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    Well not with the scope but I do with the falla that borrowed it
    Apart from that not much help but he broke it he owns it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    Mates young fulla borrowed his dads rifle

    Young army officer fairly hard on anything he touches...

    Typical !!


    VX3 4.5-14 X 40

    Comes back to find top turrent will only rotate from kinda 12 o clock to 2 o clock then same distance in reverse then stops like its
    hit a brick wall IE no adjustment in any direction..

    This is for elevation. The lefty righty adjuster feels as per normal

    Any one have any ideas on this at all ??
    Mate,

    ZL/ZL 2 turret? 1st point of call (if you havenít done so already), remove the turret and have a look. Try rotating the turret with a flat head, see if rotated any differently. Otherwise, itís likely a send away job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter_killer View Post
    Mate,

    ZL/ZL 2 turret? 1st point of call (if you haven’t done so already), remove the turret and have a look. Try rotating the turret with a flat head, see if rotated any differently. Otherwise, it’s likely a send away job.


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    Yep tried that ...Thats what I was thinking ..
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    Does it have the zero stop ball bearing in it?
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    GRUNTs eh? No surprises there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Does it have the zero stop ball bearing in it?
    Nah, I believe they work off the actual ZL turret. So by removing the turret and rotating the internal dial... should remove any fault in regards to ZL itself. Could be wrong.


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    just be thankful its a leupold, their backup service is amazing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter_killer View Post
    Nah, I believe they work off the actual ZL turret. So by removing the turret and rotating the internal dial... should remove any fault in regards to ZL itself. Could be wrong.


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    Right you are, didn't read the bit where he took the turret off
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    This one is the one with Top turrent free to see for dialing elevation and the side one you remove the cap before you can adjust it

    Its like someone has forced past the end of adjustment
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    Sounds bad mate. Try a hammer
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    Bit of loopy help

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    This one is the one with Top turrent free to see for dialing elevation and the side one you remove the cap before you can adjust it

    Its like someone has forced past the end of adjustment
    Yup, I have two HD5ís that have the ZL2 dial on top (enclosed adjustable windage turret)

    Could you get a pick for us mate? Or even a small video?
    Just to check that we are on the same track.

    Other options;

    Internal adjustment might have jumped out. But unlikely. You might be able to check it by lining it up with a horizontal plane and dialing to see if it (the horizontal line in the scope) moves. Doesnít really help though, if itís internal, there is no real solution but to send it away.

    Without taking mine apart, you may be able to remove the turret in its entirety and check the internals, something may have come loose due to recoil, ie a C clip or grub screw? But again, if you can get it away to a Leupold specialist at cost to the user (postage etc), that would be your best bet.


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    I cant see photos on my PC today.

    Is it the same turret as this Andy?

    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....rp-stop-30154/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter_killer View Post
    Yup, I have two HD5’s that have the ZL2 dial on top (enclosed adjustable windage turret)

    Could you get a pick for us mate? Or even a small video?
    Just to check that we are on the same track.

    Other options;

    Internal adjustment might have jumped out. But unlikely. You might be able to check it by lining it up with a horizontal plane and dialing to see if it (the horizontal line in the scope) moves. Doesn’t really help though, if it’s internal, there is no real solution but to send it away.

    Without taking mine apart, you may be able to remove the turret in its entirety and check the internals, something may have come loose due to recoil, ie a C clip or grub screw? But again, if you can get it away to a Leupold specialist at cost to the user (postage etc), that would be your best bet.


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    I Have refitted the cap and tightened the three allen keys. Reckon they were a little loose.

    Now I can say it definitely has 3 clicks in either direction then it stops and you ll break something before it will move any more.
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    Does it look like you can unwind the actual turret attached to the body of the scope? (Under the CDS) from memory, itís a pretty sealed unit. My guess is that if itís going the same amount in each direction that it is a loose component inside the turret body, either from ďrecoilĒ or likely a drop of sorts...

 

 

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