Redfield scope opinions?

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Spad2137, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Spad2137

    Spad2137 New Member

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    I seem to be hearing some good things about these scopes, but their extreme affordability scares me. Any stories out there? Complaints?
     
  2. dks7895

    dks7895 New Member

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    I have their 3-9x40 with accurange reticle on my Marlin X7 308. Love it.
     

  3. Gatoragn

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    I believe Redfield is a good value. Not as good as Burris or Redfield's parent company brand Leupold.

    I have a 3 x 9 x 50 on my Handi Rifle, I am satisfied with it. The cost of the scope matched the cost of the rifle which I bought used.
     
  4. jpattersonnh

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    Price should not scare you. I'm not a fan of any Leupold product, so I won't be buying a Redfield soon. I have had very good luck with Weaver scopes in the 250.00 range for hunting. I really like Sightron Scopes. A buddy dropped $800.00 on a Leupold VX3 4-14x40?. He was so pissed that my $550.00 Sightron was a better scope overall. It is amusing that they now make a 6.5-20x42mmAO. It does Seem Sightron is getting caught up on the big bell market. That is not good for guys that like a 42mm front objective max. Their glass is more than up to the task.
     
  5. Durangokid

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    I have not seen the new Refields. I think they are an imported leader brand from Leupold. I am a great fan of Leupold. I have some old orginal Redfields made in Denver, Colorado. Redfield Sights of Denver went back to the western frontier days. They were the victims of big labor in 1973. They were shut down by a strike during the rabid antigun days of the 60s and 70s. Burris a Redfield engineer left moved up the road to Boulder and started Burris Scopes. Redfield was sold to the Brown Shoe Company and later Talon Zipper. The Unions were keeping up their attacks on Redield. Carters pro-Union bullies brought in the EPA which accused Redfield of dumping waste in the city sewer system. Redfield was closed for ever a victim of the Left. It is now just a name on an imported product.:(
     
  6. dks7895

    dks7895 New Member

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    Redfield optics are made in Oregon. They are not imports. They also carry the full Leupold warranty.

    http://www.americanrifleman.org/ArticlePage.aspx?id=2237&cid=36
     
  7. Hookeye

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    Redfield was Jap for a spell, but none of the new stuff is.
     
  8. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    Back to America thats good news.:)
     
  9. Muliemaster

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    They are not an import they are made in euguene OR, leupolds sister plant tge scope is built to the exact specs of the discountiued vari x 1 scopes the are not fully multi coated but the external glass is coated, they are a pretty good entry level scope, as far as the english teachers post about leupold, the sightron better than a vx3 haaaaaaasaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa keep thinkin that then compare glass an coatings see what u think then. Sightron scopes are no better than a nikon prostaff .
     
  10. Muliemaster

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    Go online to redfield u will then understand. They were once sold with the redfield logo by fly by night crap scope makers now they are usa made again
     
  11. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Yea but they just dont measure up to the real redfields of our folks time the improvements just dont make the grade.
     
  12. Muliemaster

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    Im not sayin they are junk just that they are of very old tech
     
  13. Gatoragn

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    IMO, the true value of a Leupold Vari X III is noticed in the last 15 minutes before dark while sitting in a deer stand. I can hunt longer into the dusk of evening with a V X III 3.5x10x50 than with any other scope I own.

    Lots of scopes work great during bright light, but if you want to sit as long as possible waiting on a big whitetail buck to start his nightly rounds in the last few minutes of legal hunting hours, get a Vari X III w/50 mm objective. I own two of them.
     
  14. Muliemaster

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    +1 on the leupold vx3 the vari x lll is no longer the vx3 is a awesome scope fully multi coated plus index matched lenses big plus there