while i have had great luck, i feel your pain tmac. my m2000 works beautifully. last year i bought a simmons 4-12-40 scope for a rifle i sent it back for the 3rd time two weeks ago, after a week i called them to check progress and they said they did not have it so they looked for it and finally found it. now they say 2-4weeks. dang it. 2 years ago i bought a h&r243win in syn&stainless. it shot like crap about a 4" group at 100yds. i sent it back twice replaced the scope once and never go to shoot better than 1.5" at 100. i sold it and bought a savage and never looked back. the scope will be trashed next time. any gun will never be sent back more than twice before i sell it or raise heck with cs. i bet i wasted a $150 on ammo trying to get that 243 hr to shoot. sorry to hear about your m2000, it would suck to have that happwn to mine because i really like the gun and have never had a problem with it.
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