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leupold VS bushnell/nikon

Old 11-01-2006, 12:11 PM
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But quality is what i go for thats why i go with USA made Leupold
Where do you think the lenses are Made?
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Old 11-01-2006, 03:13 PM
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My first scope was a Leupold vx-II 3-9x with a 50mm objective. It is a great scope with unbeatable eye relief. I have since purchased 3 Bushnell elite 4200's 2.5-10x with 40mm objectives. While the eye relief is not quite as good as the Leupold, they are very bright scopes with excellent eye relief and a rainguard coating for better vision in the rain. I think they may be the best "value" in scopes today. I haven't used a nikon so I can't comment.
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Old 11-01-2006, 03:18 PM
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The Reader's Digest version of this thread is that many hunters have damaged their Leupold products through their own abuse and negligence
Does that mean it only applies when sittin on the can takin care of business?
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Old 11-01-2006, 03:25 PM
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Where do you think the lenses are Made?
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I don't know of any thing that is completely American made with products made here. A lot of stuff is assembled here with foreign parts.
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Old 11-01-2006, 04:59 PM
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Nobody said that Leupold scopes were junk, the quote was that they were overpriced for the quality.
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Old 11-01-2006, 05:39 PM
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I don't consider myself an expert in optics but I have used a far number over the years and know what I like for the situation.

If reasonable yet functionable is the goal I like the 3200 Elite
If quality is the objective: The VxIII, 4200, Zeiss Conquest all come to mind. I now use the Zeiss Conquest on my big game main rigs. To my eye in its price point it is optically better then the others, yet still good ER and features.Best tracking scopeI have owned to date.

I had a lemon Nikon Monarch UCC, haven'tconsidered one since. I hear glowing reviews but around here the only stocked are the prostaff which bring the same price point as the Elite 3200. IMO the 3200 is a better scope for the money.

BTW I have owned or own: Bushnell 3200 and 4200, Burris Sign Series, Leupold Fixed 4 and 6 power, Varix III and VXIII's, Nikon Monarch, Redfield,Zeiss Conquest and the usual banter of starter/lower end names made by Bushnell, Simmons and Trashco.


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Old 11-01-2006, 05:48 PM
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I like Zeiss products and have both scopes and binoculars. I set up a shotgun for deer and bought a Leupold and I am satisfied with it.
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Old 11-01-2006, 05:53 PM
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See The Poll Started In The Optics Forum
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:07 PM
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Rebel...You are aware that there is already a poll in GUNS....
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:33 PM
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i use one cant complain except for the fact it can get you a ticket
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