Re: Leupold Priced Right?
That's not bad or great either. The scope is probably worth that, but he might be a tad high. I'd offer him $500.00 in five, crisp, new $100.00 bills. There are simply too many scopes on the market that are as good as that one for less money, and equally as many that are better for a little more money. Of course, Leupold has their famous warranty; if it breaks they'll fix it no matter the reason or who broke it. But, there are a few other scope companies that offer the same warranty, and even beat Leupold at their own game. One such company is Vortex. Vortex is hitting on all cylinders now and will literally do back flips if that's what it would take to make a customer happy. I think Vortex's warranty service is a tad faster than Leopold’s, and as a result, we as consumers win. If I had the $$$ I'd get a Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50 in the FFP configuration (850.00), which may be more than you want to part with. Vortex also makes the PST in a SFP for about $700.00. IMNTBHO, I think you’re getting a lot more scope in the Vortex compared to a dated, decade-old Leupold for only $150.00 more. I know it’s easy to throw around the “only’s” when it’s not my money, but I believe for the extra $150.00 you’re getting a lot more than just an extra $150.00 in scope. Vortex is on top of their game and they’re listening to shooters and giving them what they want in a scope. The only hiccup for me is the Vortex Razor and that beer-can-sized elevation turret. I couldn’t handle that.
Last edited by Magnumdude; 03-20-2010 at 03:54 AM.