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    Montana Black Gold Sight troubles..

    Anyone out there used the MBG sights? My Ascent 3 pin slider just arrived and I'm really excited about it. 2 questions for anyone who uses/has used a MBG:

    1. It didn't come with assembly directions- I believe I have it assembled correctly by looking at pictures, but is this standard? There was one page stapled to the yardage tapes, but it started with step 3 for sighting in- I'm thinking there was an additional page mistakenly left off.

    2. The "wheel of death" is difficult to crank and hangs up in a few spots. I worked it back and fourth to see if it would smooth out, but shavings just keep gathering at the top of the slider. [Yes, the locking pin is loose.]

    Any ideas? Do I call MBG and see what they say? I did quite a bit of research on these sights and they seem like very dependable, high quality sights, so I'm concerned that it's user error?

    Thanks in advance,
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    I have had a MBG ascent for a few years, mine came all put together and didn't have any site tapes with it. I love mine and have never had any problems. I would call them and let them know your dilemma and I'm sure they will take care of you, don't let this one little problem steer you away from a great sight.


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    Call them, they are a good company. I shoot there sights


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    I agree with everyone else. You might be able to find some good YouTube assembly instructions as well. There is a good one by s and s archery that I used to set mine up. They do a great job explaining the site and everything. My wheel was also hard to turn but the more you use it the looser it gets. I've had mine for a year now and it turns just right. Stick with the sight. You have a great one
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    MBG customer service is second to none. Give them a call and they will either help you get yours put together or they will send a new sight, that's been my experience with them.
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    I just got my 3 pin ascent adj with the surge head and i watched some tube videos and the guy from black gold goes through it and does a good job of set up.

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    Appreciate the feedback, fellas. Update: I talked with MBG today and explained what I was experiencing. They want me to turn two screws just a little bit and see if it helps but i don't have small enough allen wrenches. Going to check tomorrow at work. If I can't find an appropriate allen wrench, or a slight twist of the two screws doesn't make the wheel any easier to turn, I'm sending it back. Which is what they requested.

    I am a little annoyed at spending almost $200 for a sight and having to screw around with this stuff [including the missing directions.] I expected a little differently, but I suppose that's just how it can go sometimes. It sure doesn't seem to be the norm with their products. Hopefully this irons out quickly and I can support their product for years to come.

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    That sucks!

    If it is any consolation, I got mine last summer and absolutely love it. Once things get ironed out for you I am sure you will be very happy with your sight as I am with mine.

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    I hope it works out for you. I am on my second MBG, and they have been great for me.

    I am pretty close to you, what shop do you normally go to? A-1 in Hudson does a really good job with MBG, and I am sure they would be happy to help you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnhunter View Post
    I hope it works out for you. I am on my second MBG, and they have been great for me.

    I am pretty close to you, what shop do you normally go to? A-1 in Hudson does a really good job with MBG, and I am sure they would be happy to help you out.
    I ordered it through SS Archery online. Sent the sight back to MBG today. I was making a loud, ongoing squeak while I dialed it from top to bottom. Pretty frustrating.

    I'm planning on the sight lasting long enough for me to forget the number of blunders I've encountered.

 

 

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