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Leopold Rifleman

Old 10-26-2012, 10:01 AM
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What's your thoughts on this scope? Seems like you get the quality of a Leopold for a small price...Would be used as my all around scope for just about everything I hunt from deer/elk/yotes...

Is there a comparable scope for this price?
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:19 AM
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It's OK, I would upgrade to the Leupold VX-2
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:58 AM
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I would look at a Sightron S1 way before the cheap Leupolds. They are a super scope for a very reasonable price. I have several Leupolds, and several Sightrons... (low and upper levels) Sightron is every bit as good as Leupold is, imo.
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:23 AM
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5-6 years ago I bought a Leupy Rifleman for my son's 7-08. $200 was the budget and Leupys had always treated me well in the past. Scope is bright, clear, adjustments seem to be reasonably true, holds zero. Overall it's been a decent scope.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:40 AM
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To me, the Rifleman is not deserving of the good Leupold name. I'd also upgrade.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by bugsNbows View Post
To me, the Rifleman is not deserving of the good Leupold name. I'd also upgrade.
I own 3 other Leupys, VX2s and 3s, a Conquest and a Monarch. The Rifleman is not nearly what the others are but then it didnt cost nearly as much either. Basically, the Rifleman is very similar to the old Vari X 2s with friction adjustments rather than click adjustments. As stated earlier, it is a "decent" scope, nothing more, nothing less.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:47 PM
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What would be a good deer rifle scope for under $200 then?
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:00 PM
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It isn't the worst scope in the world, but it's way way overpriced. It's more comparable to many $80-100 scopes.

The Burris FFII is cheaper and a much much better scope. IMO it's the way to go in that price range, but Vortex as well as Nikon have a few good options as well.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by slowr1der View Post
It isn't the worst scope in the world, but it's way way overpriced. It's more comparable to many $80-100 scopes.

The Burris FFII is cheaper and a much much better scope. IMO it's the way to go in that price range, but Vortex as well as Nikon have a few good options as well.

+1 on the Burris.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:44 PM
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I got a Burris fullfield II off eBay for 125 with shipping. It arrived the very next day. I am pleased with the scope especially for the money. Can't beat it.
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