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Scope magnification adjustment throw lever?

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by Sniper66, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Sniper66

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    I have some variable scopes that almost require pliers to adjust the magnification. Very stiff and slow. Lots of new AR scopes have throw levers, making that task faster and easier. I wrote to Leupold and Burris to ask if they make an after-market lever. Burris has not responded and Leupold does not make one and referred me to MGM Switchview. Have any of you guys used these? The reviews are good. But, they are expensive, $90 on their website. Optics Planet sells them for a lot less, about $65, but the selection is quite limited. I'll appreciate your thoughts. Functional? Ease of installation?
     
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    Is this what you're referring to? Haven't used one, but only $20 at Brownell's.

    I have wondered about an inexpensive hose clamp (in black) as an ultra-cheap solution for an old scope. Here's another inexpensive solution.
     
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    Hey Legionaire...I've learned to trust very few products that claim to be "universal", but heck, for $20 vs. $90, it's certainly worth a shot. Can't quite live with the twist tie idea, but thanks a bunch for the help. I'm ordering one right away.
     
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    I have a couple of Switchviews on my LPVOs, not cheap, but they work well and hold up. I have the folding model on my 3Gun/Coyote rig and it comes in very handy due to not snagging (folded) and when extended is large enough for gloved use.
     
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    Now you have me curious. I think I may pick up a couple screw mount cable ties just to see if they would serve as a poor man's throw lever. Not fancy or "tacticool," but cheap is good. :)
     
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    I have one on a low variable power rifle scope on which I want to be able to shift from 1X power to maximum magnification quickly, or vice verse. I have never felt the need to have one on any of my other variable magnification rifle scopes.
     
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    MGM and MK Machine both offer aftermarket throw levers. I find them exceptionally valuable on my riflescopes.
     
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    The MK machining lever is the one I have mounted on a Vortex Strike Eagle LVPO.
     
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