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Leupold Mk 4 Reliability??

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Unread 08-05-2008, 08:33 PM
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Location: El Reno, OK
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They are a great scope and you will be nothing more than happy with. God forbid you ever do have a problem there customer service is the best in the business. On more that one occasion i have returned old ( Very Old) binoculars with some malfunction for customers of ours and 2 weeks later the current production equivelant shows up for the customer. Now unless you had some emotional bond to that piece of merchandise it is pretty nice to trade in some old bino's that cost you $200 for the current $700 equivelant.

As far as repeatability, durability and quality i think they are second only to NightForce. I would imagine US Optics and Schmidt probably beat them but in my experince of selling and using them i just cant justify an extra $1000 or $2000, i just cant see money equaling the difference.

Steve Elmenhorst
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Unread 08-06-2008, 02:06 AM
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There was a post from a rep from McMillian stocks on the Hide that said the Canadian military snipers (I think this is correct) would choose any Lupy over any other scope. Just food for thought.
"See Better, Shoot Better"
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Unread 08-06-2008, 04:03 AM
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I have two of them. They are easy to use and are perfect for New Zealand long range conditions.

They have been in the 40c deg heat of summer and the snowy 5000ft tops in winter, and no problems at all. I fully expect them to last a lifetime of longrange hunting.

They are very reliable and precise with both windage and elevation adjustments out to 1500yrds.

The 4.5 to 14

and the 8.5 to 25

The features of these scopes easily enhance longrange capability, especially with the TMR reticle which both of mine have. I appreciate the finer crosshair.
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Unread 08-06-2008, 10:40 AM
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I have several 25x Mk4M1s and they test perfect to the extremes of adjustment and back.
They are true 1/4moa(not mils or IPHY), fine crosshair, simple as that.

IMO, If you take ALL factors into account, NOTHING beats these scopes for precision shooting in the field.
All you'll gain with higher dollar scopes is lost to compromises in several other areas. Compromises like weight, cost, power ring & focus issues, reticle subtension, adjustment & mounting standards and height, aftermarket.. And no other scopes offer the superb Alumina accessories.

Somebody name one scope that matches every attribute of a Mk4, AND, offers anything at all better. I don't know of any.
It is simply 'the standard' in my view.
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Unread 08-06-2008, 01:17 PM
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I agree with mike and lerch. I have owned all brands and I like the mark 4 the best besides the s&B.
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Unread 08-06-2008, 02:30 PM
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As you have read they are great scope! Leupold has stood the Test of Time over and over again and again. I do agree there are better scopes out there but you will pay for them.

Also if you are not looking at getting illumination we have a very cool custom 4.5-14x40mm MK4 M1 done up for us.

Custom Shop Mark 4 4.5-14x40mm LR/T M1 MIL-DOT 949.98
Custom Shop Mark 4 4.5-14x40mm LR/T M1 TMR Price: $1,059.97

Mike @ CSGW
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