POSP quality aggravations


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Ad Astra
July 5, 2006, 08:36 PM
Just got a good sighting match for my GP-WASR 10, the POSP 4x24 scope it should have. It came from one of the major sources (not flaming anyone).

Disappointment No. 1- No English manual. I quickly found a PDF on the internet, but a xerox in English wouldn't have hurt. :confused:

Disappointment No. 2- There's a little loose reticule hair fragment left over from manufacturing in the field of view. Way over near the rangefinder. But I could live with that. It's only a $110 scope from Belorussia. What's a few rough edges, comrade? :(

Disappointment No. 3- No batteries (I AM an optimist). Went and got correct D-357's from Radio Shack, still no red light. This cool web site shows you how to troubleshoot it. :scrutiny:

http://posp.ru/il-rep.html

Paperclip test indicates LED not working. :cuss: And this comes with a ink-signed paper from the factory checking it out OK. :scrutiny:

I do my homework on purchases and heard only good things about the POSP scopes. Anyone have similiar experience?


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RecoilRob
July 6, 2006, 07:55 PM
Sorry to hear about your problems. My POSP was fine and I really like it on the WASR.

Just a thought....did you try the paperclip test with polarity both ways? (Just in case reversing the batteries would make it work)

Hopefully, the Vendor will help you out and make you happy with the scope.

Dave Rishar
July 6, 2006, 10:54 PM
I've had numerous small problems with Russian optics, mostly with the mounts themselves. It takes a little fiddling to make everything right sometimes. It's usually worth the effort.

If the vendor is the one that I'm thinking of (does it start with a K?), I've always found their customer service to be more than adequate. Try contacting them. A bit of end user "adjustment" is to be expected with Russian hardware, but it sounds like yours needs to be returned.

swingset
July 7, 2006, 01:08 AM
Russian optics are not known for their precision. Crapshoot, in my experience.

You rolled, you lost....that's why they don't cost as much as an ACOG.

MSGT9410
July 7, 2006, 01:17 AM
does it start with a K?

Kalinka Optics?

Thin Black Line
July 7, 2006, 07:35 AM
I picked up one of these used w/ mount at a g-show a while back ($80?):

http://www.kalinkaoptics.com/detail.aspx?ID=53

Found the top of the vertical point very precise, but it was not set well by
the mount over the bore and had to adjust the windage to compensate
big time. I guess this isn't unusual. Still have a good field of view. It's
removable and the zero was still on despite doing this numerous times when
I swapped with a red dot on a different mount.

I was able to find flip up lens covers without any problem.

Tokugawa
July 7, 2006, 10:58 AM
The LED that lights up the reticle is indeed polarity sensitive. Try reversing the batteries.

The Grand Inquisitor
July 7, 2006, 02:30 PM
Russian optics are not known for their precision. Crapshoot, in my experience.


This is absolutely untrue. If you are comparing a $1000 AGOG or Leupold opti to a $200 Russian piece, unsurpringly you will find the non Russian optics to be better, but more often than not, when you compare optics of comparable grade, Russian optics are very well made.

Just for an example, buy a Kobra holo sight and tell me it is not fantastic.

All too much people expect to pay $100 or so for something and expect it to replace $1000 gear - it's never going to happen.

the naked prophet
July 7, 2006, 04:00 PM
Just for an example, buy a Kobra holo sight and tell me it is not fantastic.

That makes me feel better about having just sent out my $187. I'm expecting a little russian package any day now :D

Slimjim
August 10, 2006, 09:21 PM
Russian optics are not known for their precision. Crapshoot, in my experience.

Really now? You should talk to my remington PSS, with the ruskie scope on it. Next time i shoot at 200 yards, ill post pics of the groups im getting.

(Yea, this is a slightly older thread resurrection)

Ad Astra
August 10, 2006, 09:28 PM
(Yea, this is a slightly older thread resurrection)

Saw that... :o

Postscript: It WAS a bad LED. The company sent me a new one and, voila!- it works great. New red LED was slightly larger than the old one; odd.

Good customer service. Would order from them again.

Now I just need to take a fine file to it so it'll fit- heard they need some fine tuning, it's so.

RodanVsSCT
August 11, 2006, 01:30 PM
I just got one too, and it has to be very dark before I can see it. I'm wondering if this is normal. Or should it glow red in the light as well. Basically my eyesight has to be adjusted for the dark before I can see it. This is probably correct as I can still see the unlight rectile in fairly low light. I just haven't seen any discussion either way.

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