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Leupold vs vortex
« on: December 26, 2023, 08:41:25 AM »
I have the 12x50 leupold guide Binos and also picked up the vortex 10-50 hd crossfires in my white elephant the vortex are significantly cheaper but they seem to have just as good if not better quality and more user friendly 160$ compared to 800$ and thoughts?

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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2023, 10:04:48 AM »
Yeah, can I join your white elephant?

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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2023, 11:52:06 AM »
I lost all train of thought after seeing the dollar sign after the number. FYI that doesn't mean 160 dollars it means 160 dollar sign.

I know, I know that's kinda internet police ish but public service announcements are sometimes necessary.

As far as Leupold vs Vortex your eye likes what your eye likes. I'd use them at dusk and at distance and see where they stack up.

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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2023, 07:19:38 PM »
Low light conditions will show you which one is better.
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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2023, 05:16:50 AM »
Try them when the sun is out at distance. From my experience vortex picks up tons of heat waves at least the binos and spotter I had did. Returned both

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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2024, 12:59:52 AM »
The biggest thing leupold has going for them is the weight of their scopes. The are light weight compared to most companies vortex's are heavy

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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2024, 12:24:12 PM »
I have the 12x50 leupold guide Binos and also picked up the vortex 10-50 hd crossfires in my white elephant the vortex are significantly cheaper but they seem to have just as good if not better quality and more user friendly 160$ compared to 800$ and thoughts?



The Leupolds may be somewhat over priced, but the Vortex are most certainly not under priced.  You get what you pay for, even in this instance.

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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2024, 02:24:36 PM »
Leupold is better. The same class glass at similar price points will always have a slight edge over Vortex.

That said, I run Vortex. I am rough on my gear, quality glass is expensive, and vortex replaces or repairs everything no questions asked.
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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2024, 03:34:23 PM »
Leupold is better. The same class glass at similar price points will always have a slight edge over Vortex.

That said, I run Vortex. I am rough on my gear, quality glass is expensive, and vortex replaces or repairs everything no questions asked.
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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2024, 04:35:30 PM »
My scopes are made in the USA!
Yours?

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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2024, 05:06:31 PM »
My scopes are made in the USA!
Yours?
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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2024, 06:57:32 PM »
Leupold.

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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2024, 08:16:06 PM »
My scopes are made in the USA!
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Mine are!! Just mounted a new USA made one yesterday

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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2024, 08:24:10 PM »
I like my Leupold with a doubler eye piece
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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2024, 08:41:26 PM »
In around 1972, my grandpa bought a Leupold and that was the scope on his hunting rifle until 1994 when his clumsy 12 year old grandson tripped, dropped the rifle he was proudly carrying in after a hunting trip, somehow stepped on the scope, and then managed to knock an entire row of firewood onto it for good measure. It was a comical display of typical lab puppy growing boy clumsiness. Iíve never forgotten the look on his face when he saw Iíd bent the bell. He got ahold of Leupold the next day and they sent him a brand new scope of the current day which was much nicer than the one he had. Leupold gained a customer that day and Leupold sits on every rifle I have except 2. I traded for a rifle that came with a Zeiss, and I have a Nightforce on a long range rifle. Iíve also mounted multiple scopes and created dope charts for friends and compared Vortex and Leupold side by side. In terms of scopes, Leupold is in my opinion far better than Vortex. I prefer my Vortex Razor HD binos to Leupold, but Leupold doesnít make higher end binos it doesnít appear. That said my Vortex binos have gone back for repair multiple times. Iíve never sent a Leupold item back, although they carry the same warranty. For the money and value, Leupold VX-5s are top of the line scopes for just about anything hunting related.
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