I've heard some good things about this scope

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by DarinCraft, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    Now I know you guys normally don't like anything unless it's NcStar or a Tasco:D:D, but I saw Leatherwood Hi-Lux scope and saw it had good reviews. Do any of you have any experience with this one. Other than this particular scope I have never heard of this brand. It has some good features/ideas and a great price tag.

    I would like to throw it on my AR with a 16" bull barrel. Or if you guys have a suggestion for my AR that is not a $700 Leupold.
     
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    What are you going to want to do with your AR? Varmint hunting, CQB, SHTF gun, plinker.

    For a Varmint gun I would go Nikon Monarch 5-20x50mm, 6-24x50mm, or a Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x40mm.

    If you are going to be doing close in stuff like mall ninja house clearing then a halo or red dot sight like the aimpoint Micro H-1.

    If it is a SHTF gun that is going to serve as a defensive weapon and a food getter a lower power variable like a 2-7x or 3-9x.

    If it is just a plinker put what ever you want on her.
     

  3. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    This AR is my 100+ yard plinker/squirrel gun. I am ditching a red dot that is on it, because to me a red dot does the same as iron sights and the batteries don't go dead.

    My mall ninja days are over, if I am clearing a barbie doll house in search of red beard then I usually use one of my shotties. Same thing with CQB.

    Thanks Tango
     
  4. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Check this out:

    Quality optics and accessories from Leupold, Bushnell, Burris, Nikon and more!

    Tango turned me on to them. Great selection, really nice people, and fast delivery on reconditioned and pre-owned optics.

    I got a Nikon Monarch scope, much like Tango described, for $439 (originally about $800)....and it's perfect.

    Just got a Nikon spotting scope from them a couple days ago. Ordered it one day and got it the next. Of course, I'm in Texas and so are they, so that helps.
     
  5. ShadowLID

    ShadowLID New Member

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    I say go for it. It looks like a good scope and if you buy from midway. And it don't work send it back.
     
  6. swampcrawler

    swampcrawler New Member

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    JUNK ! JUNK ! JUNK !if ya don't believe that just go ahead and buy it. Experience is what we gain while we are screwing up. Yea, I know I only have (2) post on this forum, but life has taught me to keep my mouth shut, and my ears open.
     
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  7. Catfish

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    How about a $ 200 Leupold. I have picked up several 3 x 9 VarX11 for that or alittle less. It is the scope that most of my varmint rifles wear. It is the scope on the AR that I carry coyote hunting. I think it`s been about 6 yrs. now, and every coyote I`ve shot at the scope has been set on 3X. That`s because I`m always shooting at running dogs. Hit some gun shows and don`t worry about the old friction adjustments on the older ones, I`ve used them for over 30 years with no problems.
     
  8. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    WTF is this all about? Dude you need to calm down and take some meds before you blow an O ring.

    Thanks for the advice, I'll check into those. Like I said this will be a pretty short range deal, so you're right a 3x would be fine.
     
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  9. rob072770

    rob072770 New Member

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    I love my Trijicon Acog

    :cool: I love my new Trijicon ACOG :p
     
  10. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    Oh well yeah that falls into the less than $700 group....hahahaha
     
  11. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Yeah....very helpful.
     
  12. Car54

    Car54 New Member

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    Hey swampcrawler, we welcome comments but ya' gotta tell us why it's junk. Did you personally have some problems with this scope? If so, let us in the problems you had.
     
  13. Car54

    Car54 New Member

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    Darin, I didn't see a price range that you wanted to hold close to. ???? I know the cheaper the better right?
     
  14. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    ..Thank you!
     
  15. brandy

    brandy New Member

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    Why would anyone buy a cheap

    no name, no history, no warranty, piece of pacific rim or Russian junk when there are 1000s of fine used scopes available on ebay and other sites?
    A 20 year old Leupold M8 is a better scope than any you mentioned and STILL has a forever warranty.:confused: