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Old October 12th, 2013, 06:28 PM   #1
 
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How does this sound right?

So I did some research and decided that the Meprolight 21 was the best value for me for a nice sight. I did a lot more reading and decided on the triangle reticle. I ordered from Midway USA b/c it is a great company and...oh my god! I got it the day after I ordered it even though I went with the free shipping. $550 basically.

I open the box eagerly and look down the sight and...uh...um...what? There's...no reticle. Nothing. Nada. Not a -faint- imprint of one, not a bold one by all the gods! NOTHING. IT IS TOTALLY CLEAR.

I thought this thing...(checked the box and the website)...yeah...no batteries, no switches, didnt tell me to like...do something bizarre like charge it in the sun (dont know where I even came up with that).

How in the seven hells did I receive a sight with no god blessed reticle (OH! And same true for in the dark! It is SUPPOSED to work wonderfully in the dark and there is not a damned thing in the sight!).

I've already contacted Midway but they're closed til Monday of course. Just wanted to see if anyone here has ever even heard of such a thing.



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Old October 12th, 2013, 07:23 PM   #2
 
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Thank...you for your response? I'm sorry, I do not follow how that is at all germane to my querry.
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Old October 13th, 2013, 06:06 AM   #4
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I have not direct experience with their products but have had a old rifle scope fail due to recoil and the crosshairs simply fell down to the bottom. I sent it back to the manufacturer (Redfield) and they fixed it for free. In your case I would be on the phone with Midway for a return. Did you put batteries in it and see if it required that to function?
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There's no instruction papers with the sight ? While I have some of their tritium iron sights, I'm not familiar with their 21 model. I would think, unless it's nuclear powered, it's got to use a battery. There's no place on it that looks like a battery compartment ? If so, maybe it was shipped with the battery turned around. If there are no visible switches, maybe it has a motion sensor like my Leupold illuminated scope. I know, lots of "maybe's" but without being able to look at it, can't help more. Unless of the techs at Midway is familiar with the Meprolight, they will probably scratch their heads and tell you to send it back. Maybe someone here that has one will respond, but if not, I'd call Meprolight on Monday, before talking to Midway.
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From their webpage "The MEPRO 21 provides instant, all-light aiming capability, without batteries." and "Illumination of the aiming point is achieved by a fiber optic collector system during the day, and by a miniature self-powered tritium light source at night."

This was found at Military Optics - Electro-optical, optical sights and devices
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What Gunlover said. Exactly. Look, I know I'm going to sound like a whiny little girl - I just find it almost unbelievable that a) somehow there would be failure to install a working piece of the radioactive material used in the reticle (or maybe install the piece at all); b) that nobody at Meprolight caught this; c) the box was not sealed meaning someone at Midway USA could have performed some quality check and d) somehow it ended up coming to me. For Pete's sake.
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You should be able to see the reticle during daylight, unless it's also missing the fiber optic tube. ????
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Make a call and get it sent back, Midway will make it right....
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They are. Midway is a great company and I'll order from them again. And it is not their fault that the thing was built wrong either.
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