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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2024, 08:52:13 PM »
My scopes are made in the USA!
Yours?
Not all Leupolds are made in the USA now....sadly!

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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2024, 05:27:11 AM »
Leupold builds all their scopes in the USA.
Their spotters and binos are built overseas.

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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2024, 06:58:29 AM »
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 #18 on: March 14, 2024, 08:30:49 AM »
Leupold warranty is nothing to scoff at. Only stuff I've ever sent back was due to wear on my part and they've fixed or replaced anything I've ever sent.

I just sent back my gold ring spotter because of a mark on the glass. They took care of the class and replaced anything that looked worn at all. Spotter came back looking brand new for free.

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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2024, 09:07:20 AM »
Leupold builds all their scopes in the USA.
Their spotters and binos are built overseas.



Havent bothered to chase it all down in several years but last time I did, Leupold scopes were imported parts assembled in the usa.  The best glass in the world comes from other countries and if you research you will find the highest-grade optical sand comes from only a few locations in the world.  Manufacturers spec out their lenses to be ground by specialty companies mostly overseas and then import them if they intend to assemble here.  And then theres those companies who just opt to have the whole nine yards done overseas to their own engineered specs.

May have changed some buy I doubt it as much as profit has become market focus more so than ever.

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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2024, 09:53:54 AM »
Leupold plant is located in Beaverton, OR.  I have toured the facility and they have a very nice setup at that location.  You would be supporting a USA facility.  I have purchased close to 25 of the scopes over the years and have always had good results with them.  The only non-leupold that I have is a Zeiss Z-800 on my .257 Weatherby.
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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2024, 04:43:50 PM »
Leupold set the standard for warranty and customer service over 40 years ago.
All others have just followed suit.

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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2024, 08:33:38 PM »
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Re: Leupold vs vortex
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2024, 08:49:29 PM »
another vote for leupold. I bought one vortex scope and got rid of it. I wont use a bortex rifle scope ever again. I fell like when you buy a 1500 dollar scope you are just buying 3 500 dollar scopes that you recieve over time. You will get at least 3 new scopes with returns. you just paid for all 3 upfront 😂. I think you were asking about binos and I have a good pair of vortex binos that were well priced and have workef very well for years. They are more of a back up and not my main binos. So maybe the binos are better. Leupold has always had a great warranty but I like that in 40 years I have never had to use it. Some people llike vortex scopes but my experience was not good on the rifle scopes. I pretty mich just avoid anything vortex.

 


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