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What’s going on with Leupold?
« on: January 17, 2021, 07:57:03 AM »
Recently bought a new “nice” rifle(a Ruger African) and looking for a lightweight 1” tube scope for it. Really like my vx3 2.5-8x36, figured I’d pick up something similar. I was shocked to find that nobody has them in stock(I swear they were everywhere a couple weeks ago). I. Was shocked to find that pretty much the whole line has been discontinued, along with pretty much all of their normal duplex reticle scopes. Not much information on their website either.

Anyone have any clue what’s going on?  Seems like options are getting pretty slim unless you want to put some 1.5lb 30mm monstrosity on top of your rifle...
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Re: What’s going on with Leupold?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2021, 08:00:18 AM »
Probably supply and demand. These days everyone seems to want massive Mount Palomar optics with advanced reticles and features.
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Re: What’s going on with Leupold?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2021, 08:04:10 AM »
I do know they’re in the middle of some sort of remodel or facilities change but I’m not sure if that has anything to do with it. They said they couldn’t do turrets on my scope until later this year because of it

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Re: What’s going on with Leupold?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2021, 09:51:25 AM »
Theyre to busy making sunglasses.

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Re: What’s going on with Leupold?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2021, 10:14:10 AM »
Recently bought a new “nice” rifle(a Ruger African) and looking for a lightweight 1” tube scope for it. Really like my vx3 2.5-8x36, figured I’d pick up something similar. I was shocked to find that nobody has them in stock(I swear they were everywhere a couple weeks ago). I. Was shocked to find that pretty much the whole line has been discontinued, along with pretty much all of their normal duplex reticle scopes. Not much information on their website either.

Anyone have any clue what’s going on?  Seems like options are getting pretty slim unless you want to put some 1.5lb 30mm monstrosity on top of your rifle...

Dangerous game scopes don't sell anymore due to the Covid hysteria and lockdowns. Tactical do..
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Re: What’s going on with Leupold?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2021, 11:02:12 AM »
Not necessarily a dangerous game rifle, I’ve got a .375 for that :chuckle:

Mine’s a 7x57, “African” just means it’s got a slimmer stock and iron sights...calls for a nice light, small objective scope to not screw up the handling.
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Re: What’s going on with Leupold?
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2021, 03:11:12 PM »
They are discontinuing the VX-3i and replacing it with the VX-3HD, same dimensions higher quality glass.  Of course the price will be a bit higher I'm sure, but not in the range of the VX-5HD, nor the size/weight.  A few are showing up now.

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Re: What’s going on with Leupold?
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2021, 09:13:09 PM »
They are going to he announcing new scope lines feb 1. Same thing usually happens every year around dec and jan. Leupold scopes on sale for new models coming out

 


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