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Hi all,
 
Just discovered this forum- my apologies if this post belongs in a different forum section.
 
I have a Bushnell Holosight (v2) that I got a few months ago; it was NIB but a leftover one on the shelf at Gander. It is on a flattop AR.
 
I have already experienced the battery drain reported by others in this unit; in fact, my Energizer batteries leaked because of it. I cleaned the contacts up, and the scope works. After trying new batteries (at home) the reticle was centered. However- I took the batteries out immediately after testing, as a precaution- when I took the AR to the range yesterday, and put the batteries in, the reticle was almost off the lens (at the top).
 
The scope has a foam cover on it, so I doubt that it was jarred in transit to the range.
 
I spent some time trying to rezero, but it was a pain.
 
questions:
 
* has anyone experienced whether or not the Holosight holds zero after batteries are removed and replaced?
* has anyone experienced problems with hokding zero in general, and if so what do you do to mitigate that?
 
thanks!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/13/2010 at 14:08
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Welcome to the OT SHV! Stick around I'm sure someone will jump in.Personally I have very little experience with holosights.
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I know this probably is not what you want to hear, but I had one on a shotgun used for turkey hunting.  If you haven't shot a turkey load from a shotgun you haven't lived (ow!).  I kept it on there for 3 seasons then sold it.  I had no problems with it.  If I were you, I'd send that sucker into Bushnell and demand a replacement. 
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Did you try to shoot it at the range?

On holographic sights, the position of the reticle on the screen is a function of where your head is.  The POA is the same regardless of where on the screen the reticle is.

ILya
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thanks everyone- I will contact Bushnell and see what they say.
 
Koshkin, thanks I am familiar with what you described. yes, it was shot at the range; that is where the reticle all but disappeared from view up at the top. where is was far exceeds any tolerance for head postion being a factor.
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