Leupold Golden Ring 12-40x60 HD ???

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by snuff, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. snuff

    snuff Member

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    I hunt in South Texas and sometimes in New Mexico and Colorado.

    I am considering the Leupold 12-40x60 in either the original or HD versions?

    I have read good things about the Vortex Razor HD but what draws me to the Leupold is the 30mm eye relief and solid reputation of Leupold.

    I do NOT plan to hook it up to a camera or looks for bullet holes @ 600 yards.

    I just want a solid Spotting Scope for Hunting and judging trophies.

    Got any other suggestions?

    Is the HD worth the extra $200?

    Thanks!
     
  2. snuff

    snuff Member

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    I talked to Leupold today and 2 guys told me that the original Gold Ring 12-40x40 spotting scope would fill my needs for hunting and that the HD only enhances colors.

    I posted the question yesterday and although I have 26 viewers nobody responsed.

    Has anyone used both?

    Thanks!
     

  3. cummins cowboy

    cummins cowboy Well-Known Member

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    I have owned the HD, its an awesome scope and if you wear glasses IMO its pretty much the only scope you should consider. I downsized to the 15-30 model not sure how much I am going to like it, but I am having a feeling I am going to miss the 12-40 model. another scope to check out is leupolds ventana.
     
  4. snuff

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    Thank you Sir!