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wiggytelsta
01-03-2016, 10:58 AM
Does anyone know if Premier Reticles is still in business? They were located in West Virginia.

B.Larson
01-03-2016, 11:36 AM
yes... they are still in business. making their own line of scopes... not modifying Leupolds anymore like they started. BUMMER.... THEY WILL NOT WORK ON ANY SCOPES THEY MODIFIED NOR WILL LEUPOLD..... I owned 2 boosted leupolds ...wanted a reticle change..... NO WILL DO....

Steelhead1
01-03-2016, 12:17 PM
If you need custom scope work done you could contact Bill Ackerman @ Optical Services Co, they do custom reticle bump power blue printing. Bills Daughter Cheryl is running the shop and she's a pleasure to deal with. There is also Cecil Tucker, who also provides mods to scopes.

wiggytelsta
01-03-2016, 03:06 PM
I had Premier install a 3 dot reticle in a 6.5X20 Leupold back in 1991. At the time I thought they told me any work they did wouldn't cause Leupold to void the warranty! I recently dropped the scope and it may have been damaged. If what you say is true I'm screwed unless Ackerman can repair it. I'll be calling tomorrow to see where I stand. Thanks

Wilbur
01-03-2016, 03:29 PM
wiggytelsta - let us know what you find out please sir....

Steelhead1
01-03-2016, 03:38 PM
Wiggly,
Back then that was the case, But when Dick Thomas passed that agreement went away! Leupold will probably fix it if they don't have to change the reticle. If the power was bumped, or other physical mods where done then your probably out of luck. Always worth the call though!

ebb
01-03-2016, 04:58 PM
After many phone calls and sending my 6.5-20 to Leupold and having it returned unfixed. I called and asked the service guy what could be done, and after much discussion. I sent the scope back the second time and they removed all Premier parts and returned it to Leupold parts, but the broken reticle I had to pay for. I lost a really good reticle and first focal plane and paid $165 but saved the scope. Now that Ive had it for awhile I like the new reticle almost as good as the first. Premier claimed that Leupold wanted to build up the custom shop so they cut off the parts supply. The only part that was bad was the reticle Premier made. Both companies have handled this badly as far as I am concerned. Leupold condoned this from the beginning, and your warranty was good after Premier altered your scope.

Tim Singleton
01-03-2016, 05:16 PM
How do you get hold of Cecil Tucker?

KBob
01-03-2016, 06:08 PM
8918 Lamar
Odessa Tx 79765
915-368-0630

wiggytelsta
01-03-2016, 06:35 PM
Does anyone know if Premier Reticles is still in business? They were located in West Virginia.
When I had the scope done it was a reticle change with no bump. I'll call Leupold tomorrow and post the answer. Like I said, I'm not sure yet if the scope is damaged, but it did hit the floor pretty hard. The weather here is finally turning cold, so a good test for the scope won't be for a few days.

jackie schmidt
01-03-2016, 09:46 PM
Will Leupold repair, (replace), a reticle in a modified scope if you pay them, example being a 36x with a Tucker Conversion, since the conversion is independent of the Reticle?

WSnyder
01-04-2016, 02:09 AM
Premier is no more. They were bought up by Tangent Theta somewhere around early 2013.

LASER
01-04-2016, 05:41 AM
I had Premier install a 3 dot reticle in a 6.5X20 Leupold back in 1991. At the time I thought they told me any work they did wouldn't cause Leupold to void the warranty! I recently dropped the scope and it may have been damaged. If what you say is true I'm screwed unless Ackerman can repair it. I'll be calling tomorrow to see where I stand. Thanks


"If you require Optical Services Company assistance not listed or need something special, contact us. However, Optical Services Company is not a repair shop. If your scope is broken, we recommend that you send it back to the factory."
I have had several reticle changes done by them. Excellent. Regarding the repair, just spoke to Bill about a month ago. He confirmed that they are not a repair facility, but a hot rod shop.

LASER

Gene Beggs
01-04-2016, 10:51 AM
8918 Lamar
Odessa Tx 79765
915-368-0630


The above address and phone number for Cecil Tucker is out of date.

He can be reached at 432-553-4692

glp
01-04-2016, 12:04 PM
did the work on a Leupold back when they were authorized to do so, why would Leupold fail to honor the warranty?

mrspradlin
01-04-2016, 12:17 PM
did the work on a Leupold back when they were authorized to do so, why would Leupold fail to honor the warranty?

The two companies had a falling out of sorts and went seperate ways.

Tim Singleton
01-04-2016, 02:10 PM
The above address and phone number for Cecil Tucker is out of date.

He can be reached at 432-553-4692

Thanks

wiggytelsta
01-04-2016, 04:56 PM
Thanks

I tried to contact Leupold a number of times today with no luck. If you follow the prompts for Tech Support or Repair you get routed to a voice mail box that is full and not accepting messages! I sent an email asking how to talk to a person, if I get a reply I'll get it out to the forum

alinwa
01-04-2016, 06:05 PM
I tried to contact Leupold a number of times today with no luck. If you follow the prompts for Tech Support or Repair you get routed to a voice mail box that is full and not accepting messages! I sent an email asking how to talk to a person, if I get a reply I'll get it out to the forum


We're all iced up out here...... schools closed, freezing rain and more to come. Might be a day or two.

Russ Schaeffer
01-05-2016, 02:20 AM
Don't feel bad guys. I have a very rare Premier Running Target scope with dual micrometer eye piece (quad actually). I called Premier after Dick died and they had no parts left, including the special Premier scope rings. It's just one of those companies that moved on after the founder dies or retires. Fortunately for me my scope didn't need any repair but if it breaks, it's worthless and there is no scope on the market that could replace it. I own a few Premier modified scopes, always got great service from them.

glp
01-05-2016, 01:06 PM
The two companies had a falling out of sorts and went seperate ways.

but the user shouldn't be penalized for their inability to get along. IMO if the work was done when Leup would warrantee it, they should still warrantee it. Only fair.

glp
01-05-2016, 01:09 PM
Don't feel bad guys. I have a very rare Premier Running Target scope with dual micrometer eye piece (quad actually). I called Premier after Dick died and they had no parts left, including the special Premier scope rings. It's just one of those companies that moved on after the founder dies or retires. Fortunately for me my scope didn't need any repair but if it breaks, it's worthless and there is no scope on the market that could replace it. I own a few Premier modified scopes, always got great service from them.

exactly. And, just like Parsons Scope repair. Once Gil passed the wife and son(s) were doing work but it was hit or miss getting in touch with them. Not sure if they are still persevering? I had a Lyman STS into Gil before he died. Once he passed it was 16 months getting it back. Not all the asked for work was done and it was a bear trying to get in touch with them or get an email response. Good things don't last forever...too bad as there is a dearth of places to get truly quality old scope repair work done.

wiggytelsta
01-05-2016, 01:46 PM
I just talked with Tech Support at Leupold about my 6.5X20 with a Premier modified reticle. He told me the warranty was in effect! I told him I had dropped the scope, no problem, just pack it up with a note saying what happened and they would take it from there. If it actually turns out that way we certainly can't complain about Leupold!!