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Old 02-16-2010, 12:34 AM
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Thumbs down on Leupold MK 4

Am I out of my mind ? Today I just mounted a Bushnell elite 6500 2.5x16 x50MM onto my rifle. Last week I mounted my new IOR 2.5x10x42MM on another rifle. IOR is better then the 6500. Shooter next bench over had a 3.5x10x 40MM Leupold MK4 . That scope wilted in comparison to my 6500 elite. IOR made it look like the MK4 came out of a Cracker jacks box. Totally un impressed by the MK 4.
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:38 PM
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Re: Thumbs down on Leupold MK 4

My comment is that you are becoming educated. Personally I came to the conclusion about the line of optics you refer to many years ago. That being said I still have 2 of them that work very well for the purpose (truck guns for the ranch during daylight one a Clark 77/22 and a Ruger 18 in 308) the rifles they are on.

On serious dedicated hunting rifles no.
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Re: Thumbs down on Leupold MK 4

I'm sure many will disagree with me and that's ok but I have been kinda impressed with the 6500. Especially considering what I paid for it. Don't get me wrong it's no NF but it cost me alot less too. I think the SIII and 6500 are better than the Mk4 and this is coming from someone who used to ONLY buy Leupold.
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Re: Thumbs down on Leupold MK 4

Throw all of them against a brick wall and see which is still in one piece after a few throws. I know my Mk4 took more abuse than any other scope I have had
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Re: Thumbs down on Leupold MK 4

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Am I out of my mind ? Today I just mounted a Bushnell elite 6500 2.5x16 x50MM onto my rifle. Last week I mounted my new IOR 2.5x10x42MM on another rifle. IOR is better then the 6500. Shooter next bench over had a 3.5x10x 40MM Leupold MK4 . That scope wilted in comparison to my 6500 elite. IOR made it look like the MK4 came out of a Cracker jacks box. Totally un impressed by the MK 4.
You have experienced the difference between Schott glass ( European ) with Zeiss coatings ( IOR ) versus the rest. It is an unbelievable difference....but one that's starting to get pricey.

Wayne
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Re: Thumbs down on Leupold MK 4

For every person that likes the brand of scopes that you mention there are at least 10
more that like the Leupold better !

I have tried lots of brands of scopes and my eyes like the Leupold Best

Keep in mind that everyone's eyes react differently to different types of lens coatings so if
you like a particular scope go for it .

As for durability I still have the first Leupold scope I purchased many years ago and have tried
other brands of scopes that were under $600.00 and they have all failed in the end .

As to the MK4 it is one of the best scopes on the market for the money (More than I like to
pay) I know the high end scopes ($1200.00+) are supposed to be better but with very few
exceptions, I cant see the difference for the difference in price. there are features on the
high end scopes that are nice and in some circumstances are a must so it boils down to
what you like and what you can afford/justify.

Just because you like Chevy's doesn't mean fords are a piece of junk.

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For every person that likes the brand of scopes that you mention there are at least 10
more that like the Leupold better !

I have tried lots of brands of scopes and my eyes like the Leupold Best

Keep in mind that everyone's eyes react differently to different types of lens coatings so if
you like a particular scope go for it .

As for durability I still have the first Leupold scope I purchased many years ago and have tried
other brands of scopes that were under $600.00 and they have all failed in the end .

As to the MK4 it is one of the best scopes on the market for the money (More than I like to
pay) I know the high end scopes ($1200.00+) are supposed to be better but with very few
exceptions, I cant see the difference for the difference in price. there are features on the
high end scopes that are nice and in some circumstances are a must so it boils down to
what you like and what you can afford/justify.

Just because you like Chevy's doesn't mean fords are a piece of junk.

J E CUSTOM
+1 ... well said!
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