When I bought my 3-12x50 Aeon it was advertized as "springer rated" but while I was using it with the Aeon side wheel the scope would no longer focus properly. I learned that their scopes were no longer "springer rated" and changed their warranty. Here is a partial cut-n-past from Aeon's old warranty policy.....
"4. Any Scopes that have been mounted to Spring Piston Airguns.
5. Any Scopes where the focus knob is damaged due to the use of a focus wheel."
Since I had proof that I bought the AEON when it was considered "springer rated" I got an RMA number and it was replaced. Without even mounting the new replacement scope I sold it.
Well....Aeon currently has a couple similar but different warranty policies........
AEON Optical Inc., offer a UNLIMITED Lifetime Warranty for all AEON scopes for our dealers and distributors.
We want you to enjoy your AEON optics with complete confidence--that is why our warranty is so straight forward. After you see the AEON warranty ,you can rest assured that if any AEON optical product should ever require service,AEON will repair or replace the product absolutely free --no matter the cause.
If you ever have a problem, no matter what the cost, we promise that we will take care of you.
However from this Aeon web site......
"This Limited Lifetime Warranty does NOT apply to:
1 Any product that has been subject to abuse, misuse, neglect, alteration, abnormal use or accident.
2. Any defects or damage directly or indirectly caused by the use of replacement parts and/or service performed by unauthorized personnel.
3. Any accessory items such as lens caps, straps and cases.
4. Any Scopes where the focus knob is damaged due to misuse of a focus wheel. (I.e. Applying uneven pressure to the wheel during transport, storage etc)
AEON scopes are warrantied to work failure free on springer piston Airguns designed to withstand the peculiar double bounce recoil of such airguns."
It does appear that now the Aeon scopes are once again warranted for springers and their add on side wheel with this caveat....
"focus knob is damaged due to misuse of a focus wheel. (I.e. Applying uneven pressure to the wheel during transport, storage etc)"