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Old 10-24-2010, 06:00 PM
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I am looking to buy a pair of binoculars. Not wanting to spend a lot of money. I was looking at some for around $100. WHen I went to bbass pro they showed me some redfields for $150. I was surprised with how they brightened the image more than the other binos I was looking at. I had never even heard of redfield before today. My question is what kind of quality do they have. Is it worth the $50 extra for them?
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:41 PM
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I dont have much experience with redfield binocs but I have heard many good things about them. I just recently bought their rangefinder and love it. My dad has had his redfield scope for a long long time and we have not had any problems with it and IMO I like it more than his Leupold. Awesome durability is what i hear about them.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:44 PM
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In 1998 the original company (which had a good reputation) closed down. Apparently the name and intellectual property rights were purchased by Leupold in 2008. They now manufacture Redfield optics.
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:25 AM
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Seems like Meade had bought Redfield before Leupold finally bought the name. There was a positive report about the Redfield/Leupold scopes on opticstalk a couple of months ago, havn't heard anything about the binoculars.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:20 PM
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I think it changed hands more than once before Leupold bought it.
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:24 PM
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The original Redfield was a great company and always had great products.I have several of the original scopes and a pair of their binoculars.I can't speak for the taken over Redfield. They were taken over by Meade if my memory serves me right. Now Leupold acquired them. I'm sure they would be considered the lower end of the Leupold line. In with the Leupold Rifleman line.

If and I say if they are anything like the original Redfields I wouldn't hesitate buying more. I'm sure for 150.00 they are a fairly decent pair. You can get much better prices then at BassPro.

check several of the shooter suppliers www.natchezss.com www.midsouthshooterssupply.com www.cheaperthandirt.com www.midwayusa,com to name a few.

You check these places to.
www.opticsplanet.com and http://swfa.com/Riflescopes-C1443.aspx

Cabelas has a 20.00 coupon on orders over 120.00 that expires tonight. I just ordered a Leupold VX II 3x9 50mm. The cheapest I found it anywhere with that 20.00 coupon.

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Old 10-26-2010, 03:22 PM
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If you liked Redfield from yesteryear; you might want to take a look at Burris !

"Burris founder Don Burris formed Burris Optics in 1971, after Mr. Burris' twelve year tenure with Colorado-based Redfield."




Good read;

http://www.chuckhawks.com/overview_burris_optics.htm
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:07 PM
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I've got the 8x32's, I really enjoy using them! I love the ease of adjustments and the brightness these binos offer.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:47 AM
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Leupold makes the Redfield rifle scopes in Oregon but all the other Redfield products are made overseas.
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