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bushnell holosight problem, need help

Postby TexasComputerDude » Fri May 08, 2009 10:22 pm

Hey yall,

I'm having problems with my bushnell holosight on my AR. Its EATING through batteries, even when turned off. It will deplete the batteries overnight.

I don't know whats going on with it, it works when I put in new batteries, but if I turn it off and let it sit for pretty much any amount of time the batteries die.

Have any of yall ever encountered this, I'd rather solve it myself than call bushnel tech support.
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Re: bushnell holosight problem, need help

Postby TexasComputerDude » Sat May 09, 2009 3:04 pm

update, I tried a fresh set of batteries last night and it within 2 hours they were completely dead.
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Re: bushnell holosight problem, need help

Postby Skiprr » Sat May 09, 2009 3:13 pm

Sure sounds like there's a +/- short in there somewhere, doesn't it? I've never had a Bushnell Holosight, but have three EOTechs and have never seen that kind of behavior. I doubt there's a better option than contacting Bushnell suppport. If you're the original owner, I imagine they'd replace it for you.
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Re: bushnell holosight problem, need help

Postby TexasComputerDude » Sat May 09, 2009 3:21 pm

well wouldn't the batteries get hot if it were? idk, I guess its time to call tech support, hope they are open on weekends.

I really wanted an EOTECH but couldn't find one after like 2 months of looking, or a busnell for that matter. so the first one I saw I bought up.
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Re: bushnell holosight problem, need help

Postby Keith B » Sat May 09, 2009 3:35 pm

How old is it? If less than 30 days, I would take it back to the store (if you bought it from one.) Otherwise, I would not waste any time in calling Bushnell about this.

As for the batteries getting hot, unless it is a dead short, anything that has a high resistance may drain the batteries quickly, but won't let them get very warm, if warm at all.
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Re: bushnell holosight problem, need help

Postby WildBill » Sat May 09, 2009 3:43 pm

The batteries would only get hot if you had a direct short. Are you sure you are installing them in the correct polarity? If they are draining with the power turned off there is another problem with the on/off switch or other circuitry.
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Re: bushnell holosight problem, need help

Postby TexasComputerDude » Sat May 09, 2009 4:04 pm

This site is about 5 months old.

I got it in december.
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Re: bushnell holosight problem, need help

Postby RECIT » Wed May 13, 2009 7:45 am

I would try a brand new from the store name brand battery before I did or called anyone. I had a similar problem with a digital camera and it turned out to be some cheap no name batteries I got on sale at target. I had three packages of them and they would not last 2-3 hours and then die. I bought a package of new Energizer batteries and had no problems. Just a thought.
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Re: bushnell holosight problem, need help

Postby TexasComputerDude » Wed May 13, 2009 1:28 pm

thanks for the tip, I know the first set were cheap, but I think the second set were duracell. but I'm not sure, I gotta look again.

I'm going to be mad if I have a 300$ paperweight.
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Re: bushnell holosight problem, need help

Postby Keith B » Wed May 13, 2009 1:31 pm

TexasComputerDude wrote:thanks for the tip, I know the first set were cheap, but I think the second set were duracell. but I'm not sure, I gotta look again.

I'm going to be mad if I have a 300$ paperweight.


If it is only 5 months old, how long is the warranty?? I would sure contact Bushnell on it.
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Re: bushnell holosight problem, need help

Postby TexasComputerDude » Wed May 13, 2009 3:39 pm

I'm calling first thing friday morning since its the first day of summer and finals are over.

I just hope I don't have to have a reciept cause I don't know where I put it. I think I left it in the box but I'm not 100% sure.
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