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Ok, so I got this scope last week, mounted it to my M1A and after 30 rounds, the internal crosshairs started to rotate counter clockwise 45 degrees.
It has been sent back, but I am wondering if I should expect this again and/or if I should return it and look into a Millet Tactical scope.

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Probably just a lemon that came through.  I'd try it again.  Vortex has unquestionably warranty coverage. 

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The M1As are incredibly hard on scopes.  They have recoil going both way and have a lot of moving parts on then slamming back and forth.  Many many scopes even high dollar scopes have been damaged on M1As.  If it breaks again, I would try something with a very high recoil rating like a Bushnell 4200 or s SWFA Super Sniper.

Millets are crap scopes, I would not bother with one of them either.  They are constantly talked about having many problems. 


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Better chance of getting a lemon Millett than 2 Vortex lemons.

I agree, Vortex has great customer service.

Avoid Millett at the moment, quality issues.

Let us know how the new scope runs.  I hope Vortex isn't slipping on their QC now too.
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Only reason I thought millet was good was due to a fellow m1a owner has 2 and loves them 
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There are people that can go buy a walmart blister packed bushnell (owner of millet) and put it on a heavy recoiling gun and it last years and have a lemon out the gate with a Zeiss..... Every company has slips and let a bad one out once in a while.  I even had a lemon with vortex once, they rectified the problem very very fast and it didnt' turn me off at all because like Forest Gump says "sh*t happens" and nobody is immune
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Huh, I had a Lemon with Vortex once too.  Bucky  But they did take care of me real quick.  No complaints in that department.  
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