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Leupolds are just simply rock solid and will not let you down when you need them. Mine have taken so much abuse and stood up to it. If you do ever need customer service (I used them once to ask about ring heights), you will be sold on their respect, knowledge, and service oriented approach to the hunter/shooter.

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ChesterGolf wrote:
Leupolds are just simply rock solid and will not let you down when you need them. Mine have taken so much abuse and stood up to it. If you do ever need customer service (I used them once to ask about ring heights), you will be sold on their respect, knowledge, and service oriented approach to the hunter/shooter.

Excellent customer service seems to be a reoccurring theme and extremely important Thumbs up

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Don Fischer wrote:
I have only ever owned one Leupold but would not hesitate to recommend them to anybody. If the old Redfield were still around, that would be my scope of choice. I doubt it was any better than the Leupold but I'd never admit that to friends with a Leupold.

When you enter the world of Zeiss, I think you end up paying far to much for a name, which is fine if you can afford it. But look thru it and a Leupold at the same time and tell me you can see a difference in them compareable to the price difference, I doubt you can!

Don you may be happy to know that Leupold has recently bought all the rights to Redfield optics and will very soon be marketing the scope. Not sure if it will be USA made or just an Asian import brand of Leupold. We shall see.

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WesternHunter wrote:
Don Fischer wrote:
I have only ever owned one Leupold but would not hesitate to recommend them to anybody. If the old Redfield were still around, that would be my scope of choice. I doubt it was any better than the Leupold but I'd never admit that to friends with a Leupold.

When you enter the world of Zeiss, I think you end up paying far to much for a name, which is fine if you can afford it. But look thru it and a Leupold at the same time and tell me you can see a difference in them compareable to the price difference, I doubt you can!

Don you may be happy to know that Leupold has recently bought all the rights to Redfield optics and will very soon be marketing the scope. Not sure if it will be USA made or just an Asian import brand of Leupold. We shall see.

Where did you hear that? I would be really happy to see the Redfield really come back as it was. When they were in Devner they were absolutely on par with Leupold. Hope they bring back the Widefield and 4 Plex CCH reticule.

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I forget exactly where I read about it, but it was recently. Either a recent copy of American Rifleman or Outdoorlife magazine. Those are the only two magazines I subscribe to anymore. It was a small article about 1/3 page size. Now that I think about it, I believe it was actually American Rifleman because I remember the article being next to an old historic Weaver ad and I know American Rifleman will sometimes say something about those old ads.

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I have Leupolds, Nikon Monarchs and Zeiss Conquest on rifles now and all good and hold there own. I really like my Zeiss 4.5-14x44 with the side focus which is now fairly standard on most of the higher end stuff.
(Nikon Monarch, Leupold LR VX III ect)

Anyway you can’t go wrong with a Leupold but Nikon also carries a Full Life Time Warranty and the Monarch line is very good glass at a decent price

Zeiss Conquest makes great glass for a good price VS the other Euro Brands I never had any issues with any of my scopes

Burris is good but my only real field use is with the Fullfield II series also a life time warranty

Bushnell has fought hard to shake a bad Rep but the Elite 3200,4200 and the 6500 series are a great value and a Full lifetime warranty

One scope company that is starting to gain some popularity is the Vortex line of scopes the Viper series rifle scopes are the high end of the brand very clear and bright glass and there warranty is just as good as any ones Full life time warranty

I have had great customer service and very competive pricing with http://www.elkhuntersports.com/

And some super deals and awesome service with Doug at Camera Land
http://cameralandny1.reachlocal.net/

Highly reccomend them both

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One you may want to look into is ATN. Not widely known but great quality overall.
You can view some here along with other brands.

http://www.beebusyoutdoors.com/rifle-scopes.html

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I can strongly recommend a Pentax Lightseeker. Have compared them with Leupold VXIII, Weaver Super Slam, Bushnell Scopechief, Vixen, Burris Signature and the Pentax is in your price range and I feel is the best optics and warranty in the buisness. I have a 4-16x44 Lightseeker (my 2nd one ) and love the Pentax products.

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