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I think I may have a scope problem, but wnat some help before I send it back. First off, it's a Vortex Diamondback 4-12x40 mil dot.  I originally had the scope on a Remington 700 .300 WM in Talley rings. I boresighted the scope, and then went to the range to get it actually sighted in. Started off at 25 yards, and got a nice grouping. Moved it back to 50 yards, and it was all of the place. Got it back in somewhat of a group, moved to 100 yards, and it's all over the target again. Came home checked the gun, mounts, scopes, etc. and went back, same thing, even with different ammo. Bought a Leupold for the .300 WM and problem solved. Moved the scope to a .270, and it's doing the exact same thing it did on the .300 WM. I think I have a bad scope as I have never had problems like this with any other scope before. I have had cheaper Bushnell and Simmons scopes go bad before, but nothing like this. Any help is appreciated. 
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Contact Vortex.
Phone: (800) 426-0048 x4
Email: service@vortexoptics.com
They have great CS on any of their scopes. Taking note for future reference. The Crossfire is one of there lower scope lines. A 300 Win mag is a heavy kicker and could be a little more rifle than the Crossfire was designed to handle. Welcome to the OT
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Yep, it happens. I do hate it for you though.  
As 3 Tens stated, contact Vortex and let them help you out. 
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Well, I mailed the scope back to Vortex today. I will wait and see what happens I guess.

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Got a new scope in the mail today. Vortex's explanation was I torqued it too much when mounting it. Maybe I did, but I have never had the problem before. Guess I will buy a torgue drive kit. 
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That is an easy problem to have Ive done it myself. I typically use this now but there are better ones out there.
Warne 25in/lb T-15 Torque Wrench Warne 25in/lb T-15 Torque Wrench
Stock # - TW1
$21.95 
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Has anyone here tried the new Weaver torque wrench?
 
Weaver Gunsmith Accessory Weaver Gunsmith Accessory
Stock # - WEA849728
  • Torque Wrench
$53.95 
 
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I use the wheeler FAT wrench. I just bought it to mount my new Nikon. Works wonderfully. Torque is so hard to guess. I thought I had it too tight, turns out it was too loose. You really need something to get you right on with something this precise.
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When it comes to scope mounting, there is no better torque wrench than the Borka tool! It is freaking awesome!
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I think I may have to order the Weaver tool listed above. I looked at the Wheeler Fat wrench, but they are a little more than that here, and with shipping and handling to AK, not work it when I could get the Weaver and save some money. 
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