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POSP quality aggravations

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ad Astra, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. Ad Astra

    Ad Astra Well-Known Member

    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:


    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?

    Ad Astra
  2. RecoilRob

    RecoilRob Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Dave Rishar

    Dave Rishar Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. swingset

    swingset Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. MSGT9410

    MSGT9410 Well-Known Member

    Kalinka Optics?
  6. Thin Black Line

    Thin Black Line Well-Known Member

    I picked up one of these used w/ mount at a g-show a while back ($80?):


    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.
  7. Tokugawa

    Tokugawa Well-Known Member

    The LED that lights up the reticle is indeed polarity sensitive. Try reversing the batteries.
  8. The Grand Inquisitor

    The Grand Inquisitor Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. the naked prophet

    the naked prophet Well-Known Member

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

    Slimjim Well-Known Member

    Russian optics are not known for their precisionCrapshootin 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)
  11. Ad Astra

    Ad Astra Well-Known Member

    (Yea, this is a slightly older thread resurrection)

    Saw that... :eek:

    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.
  12. RodanVsSCT

    RodanVsSCT Member

    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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