Originally Posted by sputnik1988
I guess you're right, I may just go ahead and drop $400-$500 on one later in the year, then I know what I'm getting.
If you look around on different auction sites,you can find some really great mid to higher end scopes used for a great price.
Over the years,I've bought some $1k-2k scopes for 50% of what they cost new,and they were in perfect condition.
Almost every quality scope manufacturer guarantee's their products with a lifetime warranty,and if there ever was a problem with a used scope,you can send it back to the mfg.,and get them fixed or replaced for next to nothing.
I know several guy's that are always going to garage/estate sales looking for old beat up Leupold's,they don't pay much for them,and then send them back to the factory to have them checked out. They have gotten many new or refurbished scopes from Leupold doing that.