Redfield Revolution vs. Revenge: Where Are They Made?

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by heymatthew, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. heymatthew

    heymatthew New Member

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    Hey folks,
    I ordered a Redfield Revenge 2-7x34 today and I was doing a little research. I was under the impression that the Redfield scopes were made in the US. I saw a couple of quick reviews online (they're scarce on the Redfield optics) and people were complaining about the Revenge scopes being made in the Philippines. On the Redfield site they point out that the Revolutions scopes are made in Oregon, but they don't make mention of the origin of manufacture of the Revenge series.

    The scope I purchased was a few bucks less than the Revolution variation of the same scope (2-7x33) so I'm assuming the difference in price is from the difference in country of origin.

    Any thoughts on this?

    I'm not a stickler for "Made in USA" stuff or whatever. I was just wondering if any of you guys had any insight as to whether or not there was a difference between the Revolution and Revenge line.

    Also, if anyone has any insight on the Redfield stuff, I would love to hear your thoughts on them. Good or bad. I found some really positive reviews on their optics online, but there weren't many.

    Thanks so much!
    Matthew
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Everything I find using Google indicates the Revenge is made in the Philippines.

    Redfield guarantees both the Revenge and Revolution for life.

    If you are a satisfied customer, then you are good to go.
     

  3. gunsmoke11

    gunsmoke11 New Member

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    I own many Redfields, though they are the older ones. I'm very happy that they brought them back again and feel confident you'll love yours when you mount it on your rifle. It doesn't matter where it's made if care is taken with it's production. I love all of mine and I'm sure you'll love yours. Best of luck with it.
     
  4. heymatthew

    heymatthew New Member

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    Thanks! That's what I was getting as well. I was just curious because a couple of reviews I read said things along the lines of, "I bought this and found it was made in the Philippines, NOT in the USA. I will be sending it back." People are acting as if they've been tricked into buying an American made product that was then swapped out with something made elsewhere.

    The price of the optic I bought was $139, the same scope in the Revolution lineup was $189. That's a 30% difference in price so clearly there's something going on. I'm hoping that the difference is because the Revenge is made outside of the US and not because it's made to lesser quality with inferior components.

    I'll post a range report when I get it.
     
  5. heymatthew

    heymatthew New Member

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    Thank you sir!
     
  6. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The new Redfields are made by Leupold. I have sold several of them and my customers are very satisfied.
     
  7. heymatthew

    heymatthew New Member

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    This just keeps getting better... :)
     
  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There are a few scopes assembled in the U.S. from foreign, mainly Japanese and Chinese lenses and parts. AFAIK, there are NO quality scopes made entirely in the U.S. of U.S. parts.

    So "made in U.S." is pretty much a moot point for scopes.
     
  9. heymatthew

    heymatthew New Member

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    I just pictured a really long sticker that says, "Assembled in the USA Using Parts from Vietnam, China, Japan, Singapore and Korea."

    LOL!
     
  10. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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    All optics manufactures use various sources for their glass. They don't look at region they look at quality of the glass and what impurities it has. If Leupold and Stiner both like the quality of glass that say a manufacture in Japan is producing they will order from them. If the next batch isn't so good and the manufacture from South Africa has the best at that time they will order from there.

    Preimer Reticles are made in the USA I don't know where they get their glass though.
     
  11. heymatthew

    heymatthew New Member

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    Good information. Thank you! I've posted a full review of the Redfield Revenge 2-7 over in the Optics section.
     
  12. Slickpack

    Slickpack New Member

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    Redfield scopes

    Leupold and Redfield scopes are made in Oregon,U.S.A.in the same factory using the same glass and lense coatings. But not all Redfield scopes are made in the U.S. the Battlefield and Revenge scopes are made in the Philippines. Do not know if they use the same components as the U.S. made scopes. Or if the Philippines use superior components. Redfield tries to get there glass from Germany.
     
  13. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Leupold/Redfield scopes are assembled in Oregon,all of their lenses and some internal parts are imported from Japan and the Philippines. Leupold's top end scopes may have Schott lenses from Germany,but I'm not totally sure of that.

    Redfield scopes are pretty decent lower tier scopes.The glass is pretty clear,and they hold a zero pretty good. I've had a 4-12 Redfield mounted on a 22 for many years.
     
  14. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    The orginal Redfield Scopes were made in Denver. Redfield was owned by the Brown Shoe Company. It was latter sold to Talon Zipper Co. It was a victim of the Labor Unions and EPA under anti-gun President Carter. The new line of Redfields are not the quality product made in Denver for 40 years.:(
     
  15. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Same as the old El Paso Weavers. Those were some great scopes!