Re: Leupold VXIII 4.5-14x50 (30mm tube) illuminated
I agree with all of you. LONG LIVE LEUPOLD!
There, I said it, again.
I sorta let some of our other members of this board irritate me for awhile with their anti-Leupold biases because of their own superiority complex attitudes with the "European" scope companies and then I realized I have nothing to be upset about. I can pick up any copy of NBRSA news and read the equipment lists and guess what, the majority of the competitors are still shooting Leupy's. That goes for the 1k crowd AND the 100-200 yard crowd as well.
If the Euro's can't handle that fact, oh well. Take heart in the fact that Aldo Leupold was in fact a German surveyor by profession. He immigrated to the United states in the early 1900's and started a binocular and rifle scope business that has prevailed until this day. So in a way it is true that Leupy's are european (minus the arrogance!) [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
Oh, I know I'm gonna take some flack for that one but I don't care. It at least makes for an interesting train wreck that is fun to read right?
At least I have proof that Leupolds are great scopes regardless of what biases might be brought to the table. If you hate them, don't use them. If you like them, buy one. But don't say they ain't no good just because you like S&B or Swaro. I have successfully used Leupolds to score hits on targets probably more than triple the distance that the naysayers have shot to with their "European" scopes and they are shooting at buses (red staggs and such) and I am trying to tip over a p-dog or chuck! Not bragging here, just stating the facts <font color="red">that could not be </font> if Leupold's were as bad as what Pete Linclon says they are.
Sorry man, I have worked with and sold way too many to accept the opinion that they don't work because in fact they do. They have the best track record of any scope sold by the second largest outdoor retailer in the US. That is the facts and AMEN. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
If it's not far, it's boring.