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Old 09-19-2012, 04:06 PM
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Leupold Mark 8

Hey all,

Was just browsing the Leupold website and came upon the new Leupold Mark 8 3.5-25x56. Seems like a pretty awesome scope. I was wondering how it compares to USO or S&B scopes since they are all around the same price.

Here's the link:

Mark 8 3.5-25x56mm M5B2 Front Focal Leupold
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:19 PM
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Re: Leupold Mark 8

I would like to see this in a MOA version!
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:10 PM
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Re: Leupold Mark 8

If I had to throw a ranking out there, would look something like this:

1- sb/kahles/steiner
2- NF/USO/Leupold Mk8
3- PST/MK4
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Re: Leupold Mark 8

I wont venture any sort of guess lineup because scopes of that price range are far beyond whatever I WILL spend...but for the $$ that is listed at Id have to pass and buy a SB or a Zeiss first. Not to say the Leupold isnt a great scope...but in that price range I would NOT rank it top of the heap
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Re: Leupold Mark 8

Agreed with the ranking, If I was going to spend alot on a scope though I would definitely go with a nightforce. All around best looking and they are bullet proof!!

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Re: Leupold Mark 8

probably a wet blanket here but I'd be leery of any optic coming out of Europe right now... checking the world economic situation, as well as the forecast... it doesn't look good.

Fast service is worth a lot of peace of mind...

I'd stick with Leupold... we know they'll be around at least as long as America is. :o

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Re: Leupold Mark 8

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probably a wet blanket here but I'd be leery of any optic coming out of Europe right now... checking the world economic situation, as well as the forecast... it doesn't look good.

Fast service is worth a lot of peace of mind...

I'd stick with Leupold... we know they'll be around at least as long as America is. :o

Dan
If you look closely at what is going on in the optics industry, you would notice that a lot of companies are building multi-million dollar manufacturing facilities here in the US. Look at Steiner/Burris, Swarovski, Meopta, and Schmidt Bender. All these guys have manufacturing facilities here in the States.

I wouldn't worry about buying from a European owned manufacturer. Chances are that Eurpoean optic is assembled here in the US anyway. ie Steiner Military, Zeiss conquest (made by meopta), Swaro Z3's.

Not trying to sway your opinion, just making sure the facts are out there for others to form theirs.
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