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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2018, 12:53:20 PM »
Easy answer.  Leupold is made in USA,  Vortex is made in China.


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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2018, 01:16:00 PM »
I have used a Leupy VX3 4.5-14 for the last 12 years on my .204.  I can't imagine ever dialing a hunting rifle past 14 power, but then again, I would never consider the long-range shots that are popular these days.  I forgot to say that I love Leupold.  All my rifles carry Leupold scopes and I have never had a single issue with any of them.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2018, 01:23:21 PM by tlbradford »
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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2018, 03:13:34 PM »
Really like my 7-42 leupy wide view for load development.    Plenty wide at 100 yards and can spot tines and target holes out past 600-1000......

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2018, 03:31:10 PM »
Easy answer.  Leupold is made in USA,  Vortex is made in China.

Leupold is not totally made in US, the glass is imported from Asia. But Leupold is definitely a little more reliable than Vortex.

@xwizard50 Have you looked at any Japanese scopes at that price range or any "entry level" German glass like Steiner?

Any specific reason you want to go with 6.5x ? Might not be the best idea if you decide to hunt with that gun in thick woods.
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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2018, 03:05:35 PM »
Easy answer.  Leupold is made in USA,  Vortex is made in China.


Apple computer is made in China. Apple iPhone is made in China.

so?  :dunno: we're talkin' scopes, not phones.

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2018, 12:43:05 PM »
Tiger1358, most all of my shoots are 400+ yards so I'm wanting scope in the higher end such as 20 to 24 magnification. I would like the lower end less then 6.5 but not much luck finding them. Not even sure where to start with Japanese or German models.

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2018, 11:36:39 PM »
Save up for leupold 4-24 VX6hd or non hd if you can find one.   You will be happy.
$1500/$1100 unfortunately. 

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2018, 11:55:24 PM »
Easy answer.  Leupold is made in USA,  Vortex is made in China.


Apple computer is made in China. Apple iPhone is made in China.
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My 1 year old I  phone 7 has been very problematic. My 20 year old VX3 has never had a issue.

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2018, 07:00:41 PM »
Every piece of Vortex glass I have is Japanese made(Viper models), not Chinese. The diamondbacks and lower end models are Chinese made, but even then, I have looked through them and know guys using them that have never had a problem. I love every product I have from Vortex, including both my Viper rifle scopes. One is the HS-T in 4-16x44, the otehr the PS-T in 4-16x50, both hold a clear, crisp image even at 16 power, never had any problems! :tup:

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2018, 09:09:05 PM »
Easy answer.  Leupold is made in USA,  Vortex is made in China.


Apple computer is made in China. Apple iPhone is made in China.

so?  :dunno: we're talkin' scopes, not phones.


What I mean is, Apple makes some of the very best phones/computers in the world and they're made in China.  :tup:
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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2018, 11:27:46 PM »
US, Japan, or Philippines for a cheapo  :tup:

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Re: Need a scope
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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2018, 03:02:42 PM »
I have owned my 4-16 HST for 4 years without an issue. I also own other various Vortex optics from diamondbacks to Razors with no complaints. Never understood how people have so much issues with theirs.

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2018, 04:06:21 PM »
Google Leopold    What do you get? 

Google Vortex what do you get? 


Think of how many leopold scopes are in existence and how many vortex there are. 
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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2018, 04:45:33 PM »
I have a vortex viper HS LR 4-16 on my 300 wby mag.. tracks all the way out for mile long shots and comes right back down to my 200 yard zero with ease. Have never had an issue with it. My friend has the same scope with 0 issues and just bought a razor HD Gen II and loves it. The leupold I gave him for a short range rifle... vxI 3-9x40 gave out on him not even half way through the hunting season. I love both leupold and Vortex but for now on my money will go to Vortex. The glass is every bit as good as leupolds, the price is either the same or cheaper, and neither myself or any of my friends have had one fail. Also, leupold just assembles in the US while a lot of their scope parts are made out of country. That's for the guy claiming that they are 100% in the US.