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Offline fishngamereaper

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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2024, 06:28:13 AM »
If a guy wants a good Leupold look at buying a Sig...


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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2024, 07:26:20 AM »
If Chris Kyle didn't mind using Leupolds that's enough of an endorsement for me.

Didn't he use Nightforce?

“Scopes are an important part of the weapon system. Overseas, I used a 32-power scope. As a SEAL, I used Nightforce scopes. They have very clear glass, and they’re extremely durable under terrible conditions. They always held their zero for me,” said Kyle. If you take that info to consideration, the scope in the photos must be a Nightforce NXS 8-32×56. However, a Nightforce rep told me that at the time of Kyle’s service, the Nightforce NXS 5.5-22×56 was a popular choice on magnum rifles. He added that at the time, they were configured with 0.25 MOA click adjustments, and either the Nightforce Mil-dot or MLR reticles. Towards the end of Kyle’s career, scopes with Nightforce’s ZeroStop feature were getting phased into use."

More from the author,

"You could be right. I don’t know for certain, but just presented what the experts at Leupold told me it was. After I wrote this post, I actually met the guy at McMillan Firearms that personally built Kyle’s rifle (and also built the rifle used in the American Sniper movie). He said that Kyle removed the Leupold scope when he got back in combat overseas, and moved his Nightforce NXS 8-32×56 over to his 338 Lapua rifle so he’d have more magnification. That seems to make sense to me, but this is all he-said-she-said.

The only thing we know definitively from the man himself is what he wrote in his autobiography."


https://precisionrifleblog.com/2015/01/17/american-sniper-chris-kyle-rifles/
That could be right. Leupold claims he used a Leupold.

https://www.leupold.com/blog/post/top-5-leupold-movie-roles#:~:text=American%20Sniper%20(2014)&text=While%20on%20multiple%20deployments%20to,25x50mm%20LR%2FT%20Illuminated%20scope.

Yeah, sounds like the only confirmation from Kyle himself is the quote in the book. They definitely used a Leupold in the movie.

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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2024, 09:00:09 AM »
I bought my son a pair of Leupold Yosemite 8x30s in 2011. The only issue after 10+ years of use was the plastic holding on the eye cups broke and they had the tendency to come off if not too careful when retracting them. The binos performed flawlessly otherwise. Several years later my daughter has come to age to be out in the woods with me and started using them. On a scouting trip she retracted one of the eye cups too far and unfortunately lost it while hiking. I emailed Leupold, with the understanding that this model of bino had been discontinued for several years, to ask if there was any possible way to purchase new eyecups. They replied shortly after requesting me to send them in for evaluation. After a week or so they sent an email back determining these were no longer functional and warranted a full replacement. Since these were a discontinued model they sent me a pair of brand new BX-1 McKenzie 8X42 with chest harness and all. I've been a loyal Leupold customer ever since.

 


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