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Old 12-25-2003, 06:41 PM
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I am buying a new scope for my Browning stainless stalker in .300wsm I am going with something around 4-12x40 .. I am up in the air about brand .. I have a couple of Nikon Buckamsters and a few Leupold VX 11 And 111"s . I have had no problem with either brand and as for being clear my eyes can't see a difference. I want either a Monarch or the VX 111 but for the extra $100 what am I gaining with the VX.. both are 1 piece tube and warranted for life..Bill
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Old 12-25-2003, 07:38 PM
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Default RE: Nikon vs. Leupold

Between those two scopes it would be just a matter of which one looks best to you. Both are quality scopes. I think I would pick the Nikon if it were for me. I think they are clearer.
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Old 12-25-2003, 07:58 PM
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Keep in mind that Leupold is replacing the VariX-III with the new VX-III. Once the new VX-III's hit the shelves, hopefully you will be able to get some good deals on the discontinued line. I'm hoping to find a closeout or find a good used VariX-III this spring myself.
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Old 12-25-2003, 08:26 PM
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For the money saved you can't beat the Nikon over the Leupold, for customer service, IF it is ever needed, Leupold beats them all hands down, period.
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Old 12-26-2003, 07:11 AM
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338 I owned a SS stalker in 300 wsm and I had a 2.5x8x36 vari-xIII mounted on it and the scope looked great on it and because its lightweight didn't throw thebalance off on the rifle. With that said I would wait and see what the new Leupie VX-III look like before I made any decisions . Reviews on Nikon customer service on this board have not given me a whole lot of confidence in their product.
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Old 12-26-2003, 05:15 PM
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Default RE: Nikon vs. Leupold

I have a few of both and don't see a noticable difference between them. I do have concerns on Nikon's customer service
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Old 12-26-2003, 07:20 PM
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Default RE: Nikon vs. Leupold

There's a reason that virtually every Military sniper unit, and Law enforcement sniper units use Leupold. I have never in 14 years as a Police sniper seen a rifle with a Nikon on it. The only other brand I see used is night force. I'm not saying that Nikon is bad, however, you can't beat the Leupold quality, customer service, and lifetime warranty. I guess I rely on them in a different capacity than the average guy.

Just my 2c

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Old 12-27-2003, 09:42 PM
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The difference in the money isn't worth it. I've got both Nikon and Leupold scopes in rifle scopes and pistol scopes and can't tell any difference in either. If I had it to do all over again, I'd left the Leupolds on the shelf and the extra cash in my pocket.
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:31 PM
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I have both myself and for me I will only be getting nikon in the future. I just think they are clearer. Now I cannot say as to customer service as I have never had to use it.

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Old 12-28-2003, 02:16 AM
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Default RE: Nikon vs. Leupold

I own several Leupolds and only one Nikon. They are both quality scopes but I like the Leupolds better. I have dealt with Leupolds' customer service in the past and they are excellent. When something is guarenteed for life, I want quality customer service.
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