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Old 09-11-2008, 07:32 PM
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In the late 1970's, 3 of us hunt camp members bought Redfield Widefield scopes 1.5x5 .We still have these sopes mounted on our 742 Remington .30-06 semi auto's. None of us have ever had a problem picking up running deer/moose in them, even in thick cover. I know that Redfield was bought up by someone. The quality of these scopes is quite good.
I think that we paid $100 each. Who bought Redfield and dropped the name ?
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:43 PM
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Leupold was the last buyer and have not heard a thing about Redfield since then
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:44 AM
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I think Meade owned them before that.
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:09 AM
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Think I read or heard that Leupold is now handling Redfield scope repairs....
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:55 AM
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Think I read or heard that Leupold is now handling Redfield scope repairs....

Friend of mine purchased a used pre64 with a Redfield on it and he sent it off to a place in Miami that bought all the redfield parts and some machinery. Leupold just purchased the brand name from Meade.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:51 AM
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Default RE: Redfield Widefield Scopes

My dad stil has one of the wide view scope in his old gun cabinet.
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:07 PM
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Default RE: Redfield Widefield Scopes

I have several of the old Redfield Widefields.

I don't know who took them over or who has them now.

For Redfield repairs go towww.abousainc.com
I had one cleaned and serviced by them some years back and they did a great job.They were pricey on the shipping though.I see from their site they are moving. They used to be right in downtown Miami.
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:48 PM
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Those old Redfields sure are nice scopes. I have an old Tracker 2x7 that came with the 760 I bought. $225 for the gun and the scope. I love a good bargain! I wonder if there is anyway to tell the date of manfacture on those scopes. My guess would be from the 60's but theres no way to know for sure.
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:13 AM
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Default RE: Redfield Widefield Scopes

I have one of these in 3x9 from the late '70's. I bought it used from a guy who only used it 2-3 times. I put it on a M77 Ruger-30-06 in 1982. I have used it less than 10 times since then. The glass is quality and the reticles are very fine line. Nice scope in my opinion.
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:17 AM
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I could never understand why Redfields never got any more "respect" than they did. I have several of them, and always considered them good quality optics. Very close to Leupolds, in my opinion....
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