Shipping a scope for warranty repairs.

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Shipping a scope for warranty repairs.

Postby yukonjasper on Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:30 am

I have an old Leopold scope that has a super tight variable power ring. I've been told that they can correct that. I no longer have a box for it, any suggestions on mailing it? I want to do a good job protecting it, but don't want to go overboard. Bubble wrap in a bulk rate box or envelope?
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Re: Shipping a scope for warranty repairs.

Postby Ironbear on Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:11 pm

Bubble wrap and mailing tube?
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Re: Shipping a scope for warranty repairs.

Postby rtk on Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:25 pm

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Re: Shipping a scope for warranty repairs.

Postby crbutler on Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:51 pm

Bulk rate box wrapped in bubble wrap and the voids filled with packing peanuts or foam.

As long as it stays in one spot in the box, you will be fine- they take pretty big jolts when you use it. The really high end ones just have inserts in the boxes to keep them from getting finish dings, don’t overthink this.
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Re: Shipping a scope for warranty repairs.

Postby 870TC on Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:10 pm

Ironbear wrote:Bubble wrap and mailing tube?

this is what I did when sending one back to Leupold, btw they asked if I wanted my scope back?, or okay to replace?, I said I did not care. = Sent me a brand new in the box scope of the same model!!
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Re: Shipping a scope for warranty repairs.

Postby Holland&Holland on Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:40 pm

If it can’t make it though shipping it will not maintain zero after a tumble down an embankment in the field. Throw it out
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Re: Shipping a scope for warranty repairs.

Postby BigBlue on Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:21 pm

The bubble wrap idea is entirely functional for your needs. But if you really want to be careful you could pick up some styrofoam sheeting from Home Depot or elsewhere and use it to layer and cut out a cradle that would fit the scope exactly inside the shipping box.

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Re: Shipping a scope for warranty repairs.

Postby Ironbear on Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:03 am

Just a word of warning...

I bought a Vortex scope that had problems and returned it under warranty. Since it was brand new, I included everything in the box that it came with. They repaired it, but sent it back, in a different box, without all the goodies! After a call, they were good enough to send me the scope caps, owners manual, etc. but it was extra hassle.

So... careful what you send with the scope....
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Re: Shipping a scope for warranty repairs.

Postby BigBlue on Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:59 am

Ironbear wrote:Just a word of warning...

I bought a Vortex scope that had problems and returned it under warranty. Since it was brand new, I included everything in the box that it came with. They repaired it, but sent it back, in a different box, without all the goodies! After a call, they were good enough to send me the scope caps, owners manual, etc. but it was extra hassle.

So... careful what you send with the scope....


That's solid advice for any type of return for repair or replacement. Never include anything with the item that isn't part of the problem, unless the manufacture explicitly tells you to.
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Re: Shipping a scope for warranty repairs.

Postby Sigfan220 on Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:38 pm

I wouldn't worry scopes are pretty rugged. Just put something in the box to pad it. Otherwise take it to a FexEx Kinko's or UPS store and let them deal with it.
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