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Thread: Vortex Diamondback

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    Vortex Diamondback

    I recently knackered my Meopta scope and was a bit short on cash to replace. I contacted Gregor at Macleods Tain, and ended up getting the above. I am delighted with the quality and clarity. These seem great value, and are sold by folk who know their stuff, will keep you posted.

    Also this is third time I have dealt with Macleods, and the service is IMO second to none, landed next day, and the rings I bought fitted like a glove on rifle (old parker hale safari delux) 10 out of 10 for Macleods

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    Ahhh one has to ask how did you knacker the Meopta?

    As for Macleaod's well I have not dealt with them in the last 6 years but have done so before that. In fact I brought 2x Pecar scopes when I last dealt with them.

    Edit:- did a quick search on the Vortex and came up with that gun whore Pete Moore who of course the usual glowing report on everything he handles.. he wouldn't get more freebies if he wrote a factual report now would he? .

    Found a couple more reviews on American sites. One all pro the Vortex and one that was so-so.. his advice is to check for distortion around the edge of the field of view. The Vortex warranty in the US sounds very good how that relates to us poor relations in the UK has yet to be determined of course.

    We look forward to you report after using it for a while .
    Last edited by Brithunter; 11-12-2011 at 09:45. Reason: additions

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    Knacker a Meopta - must have parked a lorry on top of it.

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    It seemed to fog, and loose a bit of clarity after the rifle had come off my shoulder onto some rocks, I am going to get in touch with Marchwood, to see if there i any hope for her.
    I did see the not so pro Vortex review, but the diamondback seemed to come out well, thats if it was the same.

    Will give it the benefit of the doubt, next weekend

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    Any trouble with the warranty, .... Paul Burke, scope doctor!
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    I had a Meopta 7x50 made in 2003. It fogged up and looking on the inside of there was what appeared to be condensation on the body which turned out to be oil.
    This was a couple of years ago.
    I contacted John at Marchwood for advice as there is a 10 year warranty and he advised to return it to them.
    Marchwood then returned it to Meopta and I got a new scope 2 months later with a fresh 10 year warranty.
    I was very pleased to get a new replacement.
    If it is out of warranty, Action Optics:The Binocular & Telescope Repair Specialist who also sells new models repair them.

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    I will surprised if the Meopta is not able to be serviced.

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    I've been talking up Vortex around these parts for a long time! I have been using a Diamondback 3-9x40 on my 17 HMR for a year or so and I am delighted with it, so much so it's now getting promoted onto my 6.5x55, my main stalking rifle. The clarity and light gathering is immense for the price. The warranty is apparently bombproof, but despite some quite serious abuse on a "truck gun" I've not been close to needing to use it.

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    I have Vortex Razor 8x42 binos. They are very good. Maybe a bit heavy.

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    Many thanks for all the feedback guys, looks hopeful for both scopes then

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