Originally Posted by CS GunWorks
Iím not trying to start anything or disvalue our feelings for you have the right to your opinion.
Leupold at times has issues with canted reticles. Tracking issues I really have not seen this but at times have seen erecter systems stick then the scope does not adjust at all or does not adjust correctly. This has happened to Every Maker we have sold at one point. You tend to hear more issues about Leupold NOT because they do not make a good quality scopes but BECAUSE they SELL more SCOPES then the other companies so you see more issues. Leupoldís Fell Rate is actually lower compared to some other companies. My S&B did not track correctly, we sold a Nightforce that came back because the reticle was canted, and we had some USO come back because they did not track right. Again every scope has a fell rate it just when will it happen and to whom is the question.
You say tactical shooters have given up on Leupold but I have not seen this to be the case. I would use more Leupold myself if they did 1/10mil turret on Mil-Reticles. At this time I use 3 MK4. Also some of the best Tactical shoots I have seen use Leupold. I will say more of the Hardcore Tactical shooters are going with S&B, USO, and Nightforce.
Never any issues between us.
I feel as well as many others that Leupold believes that being the biggest is being the best. There has been no real innovation coming from them in years but gimmicks and huge price increases.
You want 1/10 mil turret as well as many other shooters, Leupold wonít even consider adding it, so the tactical shooters goes else where. When I had a canted reticle and my scope tracked .20 moa instead of .25 moa and I couldnít get them to fix it because it was within their specs I gave up. Thatís poor CS. Almost $1300 for scope that I couldnít get fixed, so I sold them!
When I got my first US Optics scope it came with wrong reticle. A call to John Williams III and he said it would be 4 weeks until they could ship me a new scope due to a military contract they had to finish. However, in the mean time use the snot out of the one I had. He also said donít worry about abuse or ring marks. He apologized and a little less than a month later my new scope arrived. Thatís fantastic CS.
Iíve heard from many sources that Leupoldís wasnít viewed well at this years 09 SHOT show. No real innovation, just the old VX-III repackaged and renamed the VX-3 but large price increases.
Hereís Scott Berishís of Liberty Opticís review of most of the scope manufactures at this SHOT show. Leupold is on day two of his blog and even though he reps Leupold he pulled no punches and gave an honest assessment Leupold which Iím sure theyíre not happy with. Sometimes the truth hurts.
The view through the Liberty Optic