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Hi there, I recently bought a new Leupold VX-R patrol 1.25-4x20 and I have noticed that in dim light under illumination the bottom half of the vertical post glows alongwith the firedot reticle. Has anyone ever experienced this? I have spoken to multiple guys over at Ar15.com and none of them have seen this type of problem.[IMG]http://[/IMG]
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Yes I've called them a few times and talked to a couple different people. I sent them multiple pictures over email and they really couldn't tell me if it was normal or not. They said I could send it in and they would "take a look at it", but I really don't want to send it out if they are just going to send it right back. That is why I am asking every VX-R owner I can find what they think. Thanks
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To me it looks like reflections caused by the illumination set to bright for the conditions. Dim the illumination and check if the problem is still present.
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I agree with 3 tens... turn down the illumination and march on!
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Yes I know the illumination is too high for the conditions, but I just use that picture so people can see it more clear. It also does it in the daylight but it is harder to pick up on camera. Also, most people I have spoken to with VX-R's say they can turn it up to full illumination in pitch darkness and not get any kind of light bleed. That is why I am still trying to find out if any other VX-R owners have ran into this, because so far no one else has.
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Send it back for warranty repair!
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Slamming the scope on a public forum without giving Leupold a chance to make amends is is not very sporting.  SEND IT BACK. It is the only way to get it made right.    Boo Hoo
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I have a couple of them and mine do not bleed like that on any brightness. Something must be a bit out of whack
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

I have a couple of them and mine do not bleed like that on any brightness. Something must be a bit out of whack

Agreed.
I have one and it doesn't do this even on the highest settings. Something is wrong. 
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

I have a couple of them and mine do not bleed like that on any brightness. Something must be a bit out of whack


Agreed.
I have one and it doesn't do this even on the highest settings. Something is wrong. 


So even at full illumination in dim/dark light, you have absolutely none of what you saw in my picture? The only reason I ask is because the first guy I talked to at Leupold told me this was normal. Again, I know that using full illumination in dim light is counter-preductive, but I ask simply for comparisons sake.
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I looked at mine again this morning and with one of them in pure darkness on full blast I get a tiny bit of the reticle to be lit up at the very very bottom.  The other one I saw no bleed at all.  But one step down in brightness and even in pure darkness it completely went away.  Which for me would be fine as I never us a lit reticle in daylight and at low light I won't have it at high. 
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Full illumination. 
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I did have "some" illumination on the very bottom of the post like you did on the highest setting. 
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Pulled a brand new patrol out the box last night to check,  no bleed in pitch dark room like you show. 
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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

Slamming the scope on a public forum without giving Leupold a chance to make amends is is not very sporting.  SEND IT BACK. It is the only way to get it made right.    Boo Hoo


I don't see any 'slamming' going on here. The guy seems to be just trying to get feedback from other users. This seems a little quick to the trigger to me....give the guy a break........jeez
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

I have a couple of them and mine do not bleed like that on any brightness. Something must be a bit out of whack

Agreed.
I have one and it doesn't do this even on the highest settings. Something is wrong. 
 
I also agree with these guys. I looked at one I use and it doesn't work like that.
 
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 Let's try to stay focused on the topic at hand and not point fingers at other members contributions.  This reply, does not help the post creator with his situation.
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