FAKE SCOPES warning to buyers ( buy from reputable folks only)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jack404, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    Friend of mine here brought me a scope to mount last week

    box says Bushnell , but the scope is not

    i just got off the phone after sending the scope to bushnell and they tell me that not only are they being cloned but Simmons, Counter Sniper systems, Leopold and other brands are being copied

    i went on ebay to look at the store where the guy bought it . and sure enough they are selling BS Bushnells and others

    Folks , it may seem a bargain but watch it

    if it seems way cheaper than usual then its not a good sign

    save yourself some grief and frustration , buy from reputable dealers only , they may not be as cheap as ebay but you know your getting the real thing and will get real support if needed

    we have some great dealer here ( i'd have bought a few myself but for the shipping costs to Oz ) i suggest use them or your local folks as this way you wont be ripped off

    now my mate has a dud scope , out the $60 plus shipping and still dont have a scope , ( well he will, i found him a Tasco from Tasco Australia and his dad and his brother will chip in and get it today .. but it wont be the Bushnell Dusk and Dawn he was after , but he will be shooting this weekend ..)

    take care out there
     
  2. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    wow thanks Jack
     

  3. H-D

    H-D Active Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Mississippi
    I've seen the leupold ones, someone tried to sell me one , luckily I had seen a warning like this, thanks jack
     
  4. fuzebox40

    fuzebox40 Active Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Apple Valley, Ca.
    The last few weeks I've been watching Ebay and some other auction sites for a bargain, hoping to pick up better scope than I might otherwise be able to snag for the price.

    Well you just stopped me dead in my tracks Jack. Even scopes now! Is nothing sacred?

    What's next? The guns themselves? I wonder if that's really my cat on the porch. I was focusing on low mileage used oned mostly, hoping to find the guy who just upgraded and wants to recoup a few bucks by selling his old one. Now yet another risk added to the mix, maybe he needs to recoup some money lost on this fake!
    Now I'm glad I got outbid on that Bushnell! Thanks for the heads up. I'll be sticking with a trust worthy dealer.
     
  5. H-D

    H-D Active Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Mississippi
    You might try the wtb section of the forum someone has one laying around
     
  6. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    sorry Fuzebox , but rather pour cold water on you than see you ripped off ,

    both Cameraland and slickguns had some really good deals the past few weeks

    and when a nitrogen chamber costs over a million to make ( the repair centre here just installed one to service scopes here and i know the guy ) there aint no such thing as cheap quality
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2012
  7. fuzebox40

    fuzebox40 Active Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Apple Valley, Ca.
    Thanks, I'll check'm out.
     
  8. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    Yeah Im looking for a new scope for my new Savage, Thanks Jack for letting us know.
     
  9. NEILT

    NEILT New Member

    83
    Nov 19, 2011
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