Originally Posted by Gh0zt36
leupold is made in china?
a good portion of their lower end stuff is. almost all their electronic components are. some of it assembled here some there.
nikon stuff is mainly made in asia phillipines i think.
its not a big issue in general so long as qc is maintained. ive never considered WHERE something is made as a big issue so long as its built to spec that the company demands.
most stuff labeled "made in the usa" isnt. its just assembled or packaged or warehoused here before being shipped out to vendors. some of it only the packaging is made in the usa and so the product gets marked such.
my leupold rangefinder is one of the better ones and hits around 85% of its advertised range capability int he wild. its got a really good ballistic drop compensator for estimating MOA. its withstood some heinous abuse including being run over by a ATV and a motorcycle... it still works great. and its stamped "made in china".
its one of the few leupold products i could recommend.
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