Greybull or huskemaw???

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Stick, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Stick

    Stick Member

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    Hey guys, just had a rifle built and trying to decide if I should get the leupold that Greybull has or the huskemaw blue diamond. Both are nice scopes and I really like the reticles on them. Any experience with either? Thanks fellow gun owners!
     
  2. 8andbait

    8andbait Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple leupold LR scopes (not the Greybull version) and a Huskemaw blue diamond and I like the Huskemaw better. This is a personal opinion but I like the zero stop, the windage reticle, the adjustments are spot on when dialing. For my eyes the glass is just as clear as the leupold but I am more concerned with mechanics than glass so even if it wasnt as good I would still opt fot the Huskemaw. I am considering the 3-12 for my eastern woods hunting rifle.
    I don't know how long they will be around or how good the warranty is but I was willing to take a chance for a scope I felt had everything I wanted in a hunting scope. Forgot to mention, I can get behind the huskemaw much easier than the leupold and it has alot more eye relief for me on the top end power. I am very pleased with mine.
    Gary
     

  3. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    +1 for the Huskemaw I have used two of them in 5x20 for the last few years with great success for many of the same reasons as band bait. Click values are dead on, glass quality equal to my eyes, and very rugged. Really like the Reticle.
     
  4. NCBoy

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    I have three Leupolds and one Huskemaw (blue edition). I will join in and give a huge thumbs up to the Huskemaw. Great scope for the money. Love the bells and whistles but the quality is even better than the gadgets.
     
  5. Len Backus

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    I have been a happy Huskemaw user for several years and our next shipment of 5-20 should be in the LRH Store in a couple weeks. We have the 3-12 power right now.
     
  6. 8andbait

    8andbait Well-Known Member

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    If you read the reviews online you will see that everyone hates the Huskemaw scope, then you realize...they don't actually own one.
    The good reviews come from people who actually own and use them. You can tell they were designed by hunters and it shows.

    gary
     
  7. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    In the early days of those negative comments, and not that many anyway, but most were made by people who had never even held one in their hands much less used one.

    Now if one of the "no experience" guys bad mouths them, a gazillion Huskemaw actual users jump all over it.
     
  8. Greyfox

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    You are absolutely right Gary. I have owned and used NF, Leupold, and Huskemaws , and know several other shooters that have used the Huskemaw for long range precision shooting for quite some time. I also find many negative comments about the Huskemaw totally unsubstantiated, or the result of the person not knowing how to set up and use the scope properly.
     
  9. Stick

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    Thanks for the info guys I will have to say im kind of suprised that no one said leupold. Looks like everyone is happy with huskemaw and thats good, I have a dealer right down the road. Keep the coments coming. Thanks Rob.
     
  10. Stick

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    I guess one big question is how long is huskemaw going to be around? Wish I knew! I dont see them going anywhere, Does anyone else?
     
  11. Greyfox

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    They have certainly been behaving like a successful company, building their distribution network and promoting the product heavily. I'm quite surprised at the number of people that are aware of the scopes, and either own one or are considering buying one. I think they are here to stay. It's a solid product that has found a growing nitch with people wanting to get into long range shooting,
     
  12. 8andbait

    8andbait Well-Known Member

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    Well, I don't know how long I am going to be around but as long as I am here I might as well have the best tool for the job.

    I was looking at .257 and .264 bullet holes at 400 yards with mine yesterday at the range. Sure is nice not setting up the spotting scope. Also nice to be able to measure shots with the reticle for adjustments when necessary.

    gary
     
  13. Team Roper

    Team Roper Well-Known Member

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    I have 3 Huskemaws as of this moment and am planning on purchasing 1 more in the near future. I purchased my first one 4 yrs ago. I too was concerened about buying a new product that no one else I knew had ever heard of. 20 yrs ago guys considering buying a Nightforce probably had the same concern"I wonder how long they will be around?"
     
  14. coyotezapper

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    I do not own a huskemaw but I did use one once and it was as advertised, I was impressed. All that being said my current hunting scopes are VX3 LR ( side focus ) with Darrell Holland reticles and Kenton elevation turrets installed. I like the hold and dial because I can go to different areas and very easily set up for those conditions without having to change out dials. I like the size and weight of the Leupolds with the glass being acceptable.

    For comparison my tactical rifles have Nightforce, Leupold Mark 8, Mark 6 and Vortex Razors. The Mark 6 I like so much I pulled it off my 5R and it is going to go on a 6.5 x 47 Lapua that I am building for a Antelope rifle. I replaced the Mark 6 with the Razor.

    To confuse the issue more, I also just bought a Vortex Viper HS LR 4-16x44 w/ dead hold bdc reticle for my 17 Tactical coyote rifle and so far it has been outstanding. If it only had the XLR reticle it would be the perfect all around 1000 yard hunting scope.

    All that being said, either one will work just fine.

    Oh one more tidbit, CS at Leupold sucks lately if it is needed. I called 5 days in a row asking the same question from 5 different people and got 5 different answers. I sent a nasty email and I have not heard a word back. Highly dissapointed.