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Lucid HD7
« on: March 07, 2016, 04:38:26 PM »
I just went to the range with my new HD7.
First round out of the chamber, I lost sight of the red dot.

Upon examination of the sight, I see that one of the internal lenses broke loose and now is off to one side.

I'm very unhappy right now.

Got 20 minutes till I get home.

Anyone know about this flaw?

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Re: Lucid HD7
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 09:39:45 PM »
Update:
I complained to Amazon, from whence I got the HD7.
They are sending a replacement.  Should be here the 15th.
I just hope the replacement HD7 holds together. 
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Re: Lucid HD7
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 07:26:22 AM »
I have not heard anything of this happening. I have an HD7, bought used if I recall correctly, that has worked fine. The Military Arms Channel has a review on it if you want to look that up on YouTube that may tell you more about it.
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Re: Lucid HD7
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 11:07:30 AM »
Roger that!
Thanks!

It was the strangest thing...

One round downrange, and I lost sight of the dot.
It was very bright out there yesterday so I switched from automatic brightness to manual and turned it all the way up...and still no dot.  About that time also, the sight picture was distorted.

So to complete my firing tests (with new composite magazines) I just used the co-witness hole below the mount.

It was after the final round of firing that I throughly inspected the optic, and discovered that the front lens, just inside the extreme front glass, had dislodged and was unattached.

I'll try to take a pic of it before sending it back to amazon.
Very strange happenings.

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Re: Lucid HD7
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2016, 02:19:11 PM »
I had a green laser fail on Baa-Baa (the 20-gauge), but it took 14 rounds of slugs before it failed. I have since returned to a red-dot sight that has stood the shotgun recoil test.

Sorry to read of your loss and I hope that the replacement holds up. Every now and then you just get a bad product, but Amazon is pretty good with their return policy. I would definitely take a picture (or two) for your records.
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Re: Lucid HD7
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 06:50:43 PM »
Will do

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Re: Lucid HD7
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2016, 05:30:08 AM »
Lucid should also offer support if the Amazon vendor will not help you.
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Re: Lucid HD7
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2016, 02:21:41 PM »
Lucid should also offer support if the Amazon vendor will not help you.
Roger that.

Amazon has ordered a replacement.  It is supposed to be here around the 15th.

I was just beginning to really like that puppy!

Since I removed the spring cover with the raised mount portion, and returning to the iron sights, the poor thing looks...well..."barron".  I know that is only my perception, but...
Oh, and the rifle is NOTICEABLY lighter too!

Sigh...

There's always also trade off, eh?

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Re: Lucid HD7
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2016, 01:51:03 PM »
Ok...
I'm boxing the broken sight up for return shipping.

But first, I took a short video of the issue.

Here's the link:

https://youtu.be/L82hPqkCBCs

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Re: Lucid HD7
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2016, 05:24:15 PM »
Interesting to say the least!

I hope the next one does better.  Be sure that you talk to it while your are installing it.  Sometimes that makes a difference when they know that you like them.  ;D
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Re: Lucid HD7
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2016, 09:44:14 PM »
My replacement HD7 arrived in the mail today.
Pretty fast, if I say so myself.

I'm trying to restrain my urge to remount it before next range trip.

I want the next range trip to focus on magazine issues, not the sight.

We'll see how it goes.

For now I'm happy to have a functioning red dot sight again!

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Re: Lucid HD7
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2016, 04:31:26 AM »
Good news, yes!

Magazine issues can be frustrating.
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