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Is the Leupold 6.5-20X50mm Long Range the best scope

 
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Old 05-08-2004, 04:08 AM
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Is the Leupold 6.5-20X50mm Long Range the best scope

Is the Leupold 6.5-20X50mm Long Range the best scope or is there better? before i buy one.

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Re: Is the Leupold 6.5-20X50mm Long Range the best scope

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Old 05-08-2004, 06:15 AM
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Re: Is the Leupold 6.5-20X50mm Long Range the best scope

I had a 6.5-20x50mm LR M1...I sold it. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

In its place I bought a 3.5-15x56mm Nightforce NXS NP-R2 reticle. If you want higher go with the 5.5-22x56.

Leupold vs nightforce...

optices - nightforce way better
toughness - nightforce way better
adjustment knobs - nightforce way better
Reticle - nightforce is glass etched and the lighted feature is way better than leupold
Coolness factor - nightforce looks badass

Forget the europeans they don't offer the options nightforce does and they cost more.
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Old 05-08-2004, 07:21 AM
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Re: Is the Leupold 6.5-20X50mm Long Range the best scope

funny thing is accuracy international only uses those european schmidt & benders
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Re: Is the Leupold 6.5-20X50mm Long Range the best scope

I got the 40mm instead of the 50. Scope is OK got it on a 6.5/284. If I had it to do over again I'd look at Priemer Reticles.com and see what they have in tricked out leupolds. Good Luck!
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Old 05-09-2004, 11:43 PM
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Re: Is the Leupold 6.5-20X50mm Long Range the best scope

Two days ago I spent a bit of time comparing, side by side, the Leupold VX III, and the Zeiss Conquest, in 4.5-14. To my eye the Zeiss was brighter and sharper. Being similarly priced, I bought the Zeiss. I also own a few IOR scopes and find them to rate with both the Zeiss, and a Nightforce that I used to own.
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Old 05-11-2004, 03:10 AM
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Re: Is the Leupold 6.5-20X50mm Long Range the best scope

8.5 - 25 x 50 long range tactical is what i'd opt for.

i like nightforce but they are very heavy!

i have changed from swarovski's to leupolds and never looked back!
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