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Recent Bushnell customer service....and a nod to Athlon.

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by LoonWulf, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. LoonWulf
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    I've recently had issues with a couple Bushnell Nitro scopes.
    Details are in these threads, for this who haven't seen them before

    4-20 Broken lense.
    https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/my-scope-died-today.867625/



    Parallax fail 6-24
    https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/heads-up-on-bushnell-nitros-with-side-focus.872825/

    The 6-24 was the replacement for the 4-20 that broke. The turn around time for the first one was about a month. With them calling me to let me know if was being replaced about a week after they received it.
    I didn't think to check the tracking after the fact, but they might have actually turned it around quicker but shipping was slow. As appears to have happened with the replacement for the 6-24.

    Anyway. I found the ,6-24 defective about a month after receipt and sent it back. They received it on August 14/15, had it entered in system on the 25, and my replacement was available for pick up yesterday (tho I didn't know, as there was no contact this time, and I only just checked the mail). I back tracked the usps tracking, and it was actually shipped on the 8th.

    What they sent back was a Forge 4.5-27sfp. I haven't felt real great today, so haven't played with it, but that's a pretty nice upgrade based on specs.

    All In all I have to say I'm quite impressed with Bushnell's handling of my issues, in what is likely a difficult time for any service department.

    I've also gotta toss out a quick blurb for Athlons customer service as well, as I'm pretty sure I forgot to post anything.
    I sent my original Argos 4-20x50 back because there was a smear of grease on the very edge of an internal lense. Not sure when it happened, and didn't really affect use, but it bugged me. So I sent it back.
    They immediately sent out a replacement from the next generation of Argos scopes, the HMR. It's a noticeable step up in terms of adjustments, and optical quality. Price is about 360ish which was more than my original Argos by a decent margin.
    Again far more than I expected for what was honestly a nit-picky issue that didn't affect function.
     
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    I’ve been trying to get the word out that you are one mean bad-a$$ dude. Apparently it did.
     
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    What ever your doin seems to be working!
     
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    It's nice to see both bushy and Athlon doing right, they just seem a little fragile. I'd like to try one of the low power athlons.
     
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    My Midas took a pretty good spill, hard enough to dent the muzzle brake on my 6.5, it hit on the parallax/illumination knob. Seemed fine tho. I can't say I've had any issues with my other Athlons that weren't user induced.
    The 4-20 nitro is the only scope I've had break while in use, and it did it in a way I've never seen lol.

    I can't honestly say if they are any more fragile than other optics I've owned, as the only other failures have been from fairly significant falls.
     
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