Originally Posted by Southernfryedyankee
I am looking very hard at the Mark 4 but I don't want to pay top $$$ for something way less than top $$$ merchndise. I have been told and I do NOT know if it is true or not that alot of the parts and manufacturing for Leupold are done in China now, is this true? I know China has had ALOT of issues over the last few years and I didt know if optics were 1 of them.
Yes they do !!!!!
I just received a Leupold MK4 (64660) 6.5x20x50 ER/T 30mm tube Mil Dot reticle for a friends
338 RUM and I am very impressed with everything. Turrets,tracking,glass and they came with
aluminum screw in lens caps.
All the clicks were very crisp and the side focus was very smooth and didn't need to be zeroed
each time it was used.
As to where some parts are made everyone says that there competitors scopes are made in
"bongalong" and there scopes are all American. In fact most all scopes have parts made
somewhere other than America and as long as there is good quality control it does not really
matter except to those of us that would like for everything to be made in AMERICA !!!!!!
There are cheep scopes and good scopes the difference is the quality of the sum of all parts.
As most on this web site know I am a big fan of Leupold scopes and for the money they are
hard to beat. There are more expensive scopes but I cant tell much if any difference between
them. at this level and cost it boils down to personal preference.
If you decide to buy a Leupold MK4 you will not be disappointed.
Just my opinion
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