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I bought a Mueller Tactical in 8.5X44 a long time ago. Recently I mounted it on my Mauser K98. Then I realized the turret knobs could not be turned by hand. They'll turn using a pair of pliers but what's the point in that ? I sent it back to Mueller for warranty repair. I got it back with an invoice stating it had been fixed. Nope...... turret knobs still won't turn using the hand or I should say fingers. I don't know whether to drive a stake thru the lenses and make a table lamp out of it or toss it in the box going to a thrift store.
I'm an amateur target shooter that likes going out to the range. Any member opinions on Mueller scopes or did I just get a hopelessly defective product ? I would really appreciate some recommendations on scopes that will serve me considering my skill level and budget like in the $90.00 to $200.00 range. As an off topic mention for any Nook or Kindle owners be advised that the 'cheap' Survival Ebooks on Amazon and Barnes and Noble for $.99 are not worth the bother. I bought three at B&N and what I read was the table of contents.... nothing else !   Thanks for any scope shopping advice....... Muttdad
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Is this the type of scope you are talking about?

http://www.samplelist.com/-P60581.aspx

Do you have to pull up on the turrets to get them to "release".  They might have locking mechanism on them.


I know that a well respected person on this forum suggested Mueller to me as a decent very budget minded or inexpensive scope that he uses or has used for long range target shooting.

I will PM him and see if he can respond to you.

I believe he uses a Mueller APT I think he has suggested to me the 4-14.





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Lapua: Yup, that's the model I have. The turret knobs do not pull up or lock in position they just won't move. What do you think ? Table lamp or thrift store box ?     Thanks for the help...... Muttdad
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I would call mueller and talk to them. Ask them how that is suppose to be "repaired" and how u are suppose to use it like that.
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I would call mueller as well.  If they won't help you, before you make a lamp out of it or thrift store it, send it to me.
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I've only seen one Mueller scope in the wild, and it was a sorry pos of a scope! The guy was trying to zero it, but the right was left, and up was down....  Never seen such a thing! And the image was so bad, I cant believe he wasnt complaining about it! Probably a Chineese knock off!!Wink
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Call them or return it to them with a letter describing the problem.
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