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Pinhole on Leupold scope

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  1. tnieto2004

    tnieto2004 Member

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    What is the tiny pinhole on this scope? I just got it in a trade and I'm not sure what it is. Thanks for any help. :)

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  2. NOLAEMT

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    Isn't it obvious?...

    It's the feeding port for the gnome that lives inside and tells the boolits where to go. duh!:D



    (sorry, I have no idea, and am a smart ass to boot; but I am curious ;))
     
  3. DasFriek

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    Im guessing, But from what ive seen from other scopes its where they inject the Nitrogen.
     
  4. LaserSpot

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    I have several Leupold scopes that look like that one and I've never seen a hole in the side. Is the hole plugged? If you want to check, dunking in warm water and looking for bubbles used to be a standard test. It probably has a lifetime warranty.
     
  5. MinnMooney

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    I just looked on my 2 Leupolds and found no pinhole.

    As far as Nitrogen (or Argon in some scopes), I believe that the scope is assembled in a Nitrogen filled environment rather than "injecting" it into the scope.
     
  6. tnieto2004

    tnieto2004 Member

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    Hmm, well I found that picture online, but the pinhole on mine is on that model in the exact spot. There are at least two with it!
     
  7. NavyLCDR

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    I can't help with the scope....but....

    I was in the field artillery in the Army National Guard (as a supply clerk). We were shooting illumination rounds one night and a noob asked me what lit them off in the air and what kept them up in the air. I couldn't resist such an open door.

    I told him that each round had a specially trained monkey that would light off the round and then the monkey would ride a parachute with the illumination part down. We have special forces units that retrieve the monkeys called - wait for it - wait for it - here it comes.....

    Special Monkey Recovery Forces or SMURFs. :D
     
  8. tnieto2004

    tnieto2004 Member

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    I may have to contact leupold. It bugs me not knowing.
     
  9. 1040

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    That's the reset button....

    ...when you have to reboot the operating system :neener:
     
  10. Runningman

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    None of my Leupold have that hole there. Leupold was having a problem with counterfeit knock off scopes a few years ago. Something you might look into.
     
  11. LaserSpot

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    Does the hole look like it was drilled? How about a picture of yours?
     
  12. tnieto2004

    tnieto2004 Member

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    From Leupold:

    "That is a punch mark. It is actually to push the material into the inside diameter of the tube in order to give the internal spring a place to rest

    Thank you
    Jeff"


    Whatever that means!!
     
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