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Nikon or leupold

Im going to be picking up a Tikka T-3 laminated stainless .338 win mag in a week or two, but i cant decide between a Nikon Titanium 3.3-10x44 and leupold vx-III 3.5010x50. Which do you think is a better choice.

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Re: Nikon or leupold
Trophy_Hunter_41 wrote:
Im going to be picking up a Tikka T-3 laminated stainless .338 win mag in a week or two, but i cant decide between a Nikon Titanium 3.3-10x44 and leupold vx-III 3.5010x50. Which do you think is a better choice.

Thanks

Trophy_Hunter, there is already a thread about The merits of the Leupold and other scopes, i would read those first but if you want my oppinion i would go with the leupold 4.5-14x40mm with the 30mm tube instead of the 50mm objective. for the extra weight the price and the fact you have to go with the high rings just to mount it are not really worth the little bit you gain the bigger tube makes a bigger differance then the objective does. i mean unless you are going to euope and hunt at night.

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Nikon or leupold

I would also vote for the Leupold. I have the VX III in 3.5-10 X on my 7mm Mag and am very happy with it.

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Nikon or leupold

I have owned only one Leupold, old Redfield fan. I also have two Nikon's and so far, like them. Cost is not that big an issue as the lower end Leupold , so I'm told, are they're old high end scope's and those were very good scope's.

I have not had trouble with my Nikon's but, I've heard of a few that have and had trouble with Nikon warrenty service. I'm not sure why. With Leupold, warrenty service is never complained about. In fact you break the scope and they fix it seem's to be the order of the day but I wouldn't test that theory. Leupold has worked hard for the reputation they have and have earned it.

All that said, I for some reason have just never been a big fan of Leupold. Great scope tho.

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Nikon or leupold

I have both Nikon and Leupold scopes on my rifles, muzzleloaders and shotguns. I believe the Leupold holds a slight edge over the Nikon. Over the years, I believe the Leupold's have retained their bright, crisp image slightly better.

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Nikon or leupold

I went to a sale at a place called Bob's Army & Navy last weekend.

There was two tables across a asile so small that you could put one hand on the Leupold table and your other hand on the Nikon table.

The Nikon rep talked to me like as if I was a valued customer and wanted to explain any question that I had for him and was very helpful.

I then went to the Leupold table and asked a question.

Why isn't there any clicks inside a Leupold Vari X I scope?

His answer was because it is a friction adjustment.

I then asked him how far I needed to turn the screw to move the scope exactly 1 inch. He said he didn't know but thought that one line = 1 inch.

When I told him that he was full of potato soup - he told me that if I wanted a scope with clicks in it - I should have spent more money and bought a Vari X 2 or 3!

My Vari X 1 is now for sale and I will not buy anymore products from Leupold.

You can put any guarentee that you want on the box.

But when you shoot a box or two of $25 per a box, ammo in your gun and cannot sight it in - then what good is a scope just because it says LEUPOLD ON IT!

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Nikon or leupold

it wasnt the scope and if it was send it back and get it fixed. its more likely the rifle or load and not to offend you the shooter or the conditions.

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Nikon or leupold

Buckmaster,

I don't use Leupold's and have only ever owned one. But this is for certain, nobody,,,NOBODY, has a better scope or stands behind it like they do. If I was you I'd call Leupold and tell them that story.

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Nikon or leupold

41-

I like the Leupolds myself and have never had a problem with them. I hear Nikons are less dependable, but I have no first hand experience with that.

Buckmaster-

How much do you want for that VX-I?

Carl

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Nikon or leupold

Hands down Leupold is the best of the two mentioned. I can say that because i own several Leupolds & at one time had a Nikon Monarch. The Nikon wasn't a bad scope & it held it's zero just fine, clarity at dusk & dawn was my biggest complaint. Also a 3.5x10x40 is all the scope you need especailly for a big bore.

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