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Old 07-15-2012, 10:12 PM
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Redfield?

Been looking at the Revolution 4x12x40mm. Read some good reviews and it seems like a good scope for the money. Anyone use a Redfield? Is their a better scope for around $350?
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:29 AM
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Re: Redfield?

I've got the Revolution 3-9x40 on one of my .270s. It works great and holds it's zero as well as any other scopes I own. I can't tell a difference between it and my Leupold VX-2 and I paid half as much for the Redfield. Redfield is now owned by Leupold and I assume they make their Redfields as the same quality of the lower end Leupolds. You shouldn't be dissapointed.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:24 AM
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Re: Redfield?

I would not make that assumption. Its cheap for a reason.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:54 AM
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Re: Redfield?

For 300 to 350 dollars I'd go with a Weaver Grand Slam... check Natchez or Midway, I saw some good sales on those this month.

I had one of the earlier Redfield Revolutions and it was an okay scope. Rubber ring came off the eyepiece... glass was on par with a decent Simmons scope, but not as good as a Denver 5 Star Redfield 3 to 9 I have...

Dan
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:45 AM
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Re: Redfield?

Yes, I have the 3-9 on my son's .30-06 ~ 3 years ago and is holding up very well with 165-180 grainers. It's not an assumption but a favorable personal experience, they are very well built. I don't consider them "cheap" but rather nicely priced for the budget conscious hunter/shooter. In short, it's a good scope for the money. The Revenge line is also gaining grounds.

I compared it with similarly priced scope like the Nikon ...



My co-worker had exactly the one I compared with and he let me field and range test it. My son decided on the Redfield.

For ~$400, check out the Zeiss conquest. Good luck and happy safe shooting/hunting.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:21 AM
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Re: Redfield?

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Been looking at the Revolution 4x12x40mm. Read some good reviews and it seems like a good scope for the money. Anyone use a Redfield? Is their a better scope for around $350?
I paid $175 for mine from E-bay. Its "OK" but I wouldnt buy another one and NO WAY would I give $350 for one of them
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:24 AM
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Re: Redfield?

Ive got a Nikon here waiting for a 25-06AI to get put together so I have somewhere for it. The Revolution is no where close to the Nikon line for optics.
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