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I have a pair of Remington Premier 9x63 binoculars that give a double image. I need to get them fixed. Can you help me?

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Sounds like the optics have shifted and needs alignment...cost is usually 35 plus shipping good luck larry@reichinstruments.com

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The yoke which connects the eyepieces and keeps them aligned as the focus changes is damaged. If you can easily move one eyepiece back and forth with respect to the other then the yoke has broken, if not then it's bent, probably cracked and waiting to break.This is probably the most common fault on most binoculars, and it's usually uneconomic to repair except on really high priced and fully supported models such as some Nikons and Leicas (amongst others). Remington are not a specialist binocular manufacturer; most likely they just buy them from a Chinese factory and have their badging stuck on so although they're not especially cheap binoculars (although they are very cheap for 9 x 63's) I doubt very much that spare parts are available for them.

If bent, the yoke *might* be able to be straightened, but it will be weakened and the alignment afterwards will rarely be spot-on. If broken, then the yoke must be replaced professionally but the repair often costs more than replacing the binoculars with new. The break cannot be simply glued: the contact area is too small to carry the loads it has to carry, and you also usually find that the yoke bent before breaking anyway so you then have all the same problems as you do with a bent yoke.

The fragile nature of the yoke is why binoculars must always be inserted into their case with the objective lenses facing down; this avoids shock loads on the delicate yoke assembly.

If you have a telescope and binocular repair specialist located conveniently to you then it may worth getting an estimate for repairs, but there are few these days with the skills to do so. But if you're in the UK, then visit or phone Kay Optical for advice. If in north America, then contact Optics Planet for advice as they shift a lot of Remington stock.

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