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Greetings all.  Just picked up a used SWFA 3-15x42 for a decent price.  I was messing around with it earlier today and unscrewed the front objective, separating it from the main body of the scope.  I assumed it was a piece that was meant to come off for some reason, but then I found myself staring down into the interior of the scope body.  I hope I didn't do anything I wasn't supposed to, like inadvertently release the nitrogen or anything.  The owner did not send the instruction manual with the scope, so I thought I'd check with the resident SMEs first. Thanks.  
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That doesn't sound right.
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Well if you look at the picture on the product page (http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-3-15x42-Tactical-Rifle-Scope-P62238.aspx), the part that looks like it might be a sunshade (the groove/line on the objective bell housing just before the laser engraved text), you can actually unscrew that piece right off there.  At least on my copy you can.  Now granted, it's a fairly deep thread, but just wanted to be sure if it's okay.  Thanks.
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Nope. Shouldn't have unscrewed itNo No
Might try calling SWFA for help.
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If you did not get instructions for proper procedures to take it apart. Then you should not be taking it apart.
Call SWFA for instructions on what to do next. 
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Call SWFA

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Or, assume the opposite, it might be just fine.

Do you want to find out it isn't at an inopportune time?
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Thanks, guys.  Chris reached out and they'll take care of me.  
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Looks like a win for SWFA CS! Excellent

Bravo Zulu!
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Most certainly a win for SWFA customer service.  The turnaround was very fast.  The scope came back in factory packaging and everything.  No ring marks around the tube or anything.  It was like a brand new scope when I got it back.  Thanks, guys. 
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Originally posted by BETAJAX BETAJAX wrote:

Most certainly a win for SWFA customer service.  The turnaround was very fast.  The scope came back in factory packaging and everything.  No ring marks around the tube or anything.  It was like a brand new scope when I got it back.  Thanks, guys. 


It probably was a brand new scope.  Wink
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^ Upon closer inspection I believe it is.  I mean, the scope that was returned to me was flawless.  I added a note that the reticle appeared to have a slight cant to it, and asked if they would look into to verify, so that's probably why they just sent me a whole new one.  Pretty awesome that they'd take care of me even though I was being a bonehead.  Heading out to ring some steel.  
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Welcome to the OT! That's one of the many great things about SWFA,they always take care of their own.............
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Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

Welcome to the OT! That's one of the many great things about SWFA,they always take care of their own.............

They pretty much take care of anyone who has purchased a product from them, be it your 1st scope or your 10th scope.  
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Don't feel bad, I ordered one about a year ago, when I opened the box and was inspecting it I noticed the front bell was loose and the OJective lens is set back pretty deep. It appeared to be a sunshade so I proceeded to remove it. To my horror the objective lens came off with the front tub and I was looking in the innards of the scope. I called SWFA and they were great had me send it back and shipped me a new one asap.It was all good and works great, I also bought a HD 5-20x50 and that is a hell of a piece of glass. Threw it on a 6.5 Creedmoor I just built,and took it out  this weeked for barrel break in, buy mid morning I had it hitting 20" plate at 1200'  confirmed buy my G7 BR2 RF. Love that scope, just wish they would add Zerostops.
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