Re: Leupold Scopes???
I am the gunsmith who recommended the Meopta over the Leupold. I do not carry any stock of scopes as there has always been ample time to order whatever the customer decided to fit by way of accessories. (It gives them something to think about and diverts attention away from the waiting list.) The main reason why I am partial to certain makes is this:
"I have had problems with a couple of Leupolds, but they have a lifetime warranty and Leupold will fix about anything for free."
"Only once did one let me down. It was a VX-III 3-9 and the ajustments weren't working."
"will probably not buy another leupold rifle scope..We do a lot of night shooting, and I wouldn't be caught out with a dim scope.."
"I think Leupold has been experiencing some bad years, because the quality the last couple years has been less than what I'm accustomed to.."
"As for my leupold....Well i have to admit it cost me a shot on a Fallow Doe on the edge of dark.I could see her OK with the Zeiss bino`s, but not the scope and therefore was not comfortable with the shot.I am certain had my Meopta been there i would have been fine."
Out here in S.Africa, returning a scope, or any other piece of equipment, to anywhere in the world for free repairs is not an option. I favour equipment that 25 years of gunsmithing has proven to me to be robust and least likely to go wrong in the first place.
I used to be taken to task for not wanting to work on CZ75 pistols made after about the mid nineties. The last one that I let into the shop had a broken slide stop and, after I fixed it, the screw inside the frame holding down the trigger disconnector came loose. Never touched it but got blamed for the failure anyway.
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