Redfield?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by NKYhunter, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. NKYhunter

    NKYhunter Member

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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?
     
  2. KansasCowboy

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    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.
     

  3. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    I would not make that assumption. Its cheap for a reason.
     
  4. green 788

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    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
     
  5. FEENIX

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    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 ...

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    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.
     
  6. Sully2

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    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
     
  7. Sully2

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    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.
     
  8. FEENIX

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    I didn't see anything where OP is paying $350 for a Redfield. For the scopes compared in #5, my son and I considered the Redfield more suited for our shooting and hunting needs, and most importantly, our eye sights.
     
  9. Sully2

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    " Anyone use a Redfield? Is their a better scope for around $350?"......That sure sounds like he is placing the Redfields in the $350 catagory.

    The Nikons and the Zeiss are FAR about the optics of the Redfields. The Zeiss specially.
     
  10. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    I took it as he's considering the Redfield and capping his budget for optics at $350 - MSRP for the scope in question is $325. It's on sale at Opticsplanet for $220.

    Not all Nikon are created equal, those I tested are comparable as evident of the price. Again, as noted end user has the ultimate decision.
     
  11. NKYhunter

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    ^ That's it. Sorry for the confusion. I have looked at a few Nikons and liked them a lot. Just thought the Redfields had a good price tag.
     
  12. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    No problem, no confusion here! Good luck on your choice of scopes.
     
  13. NKYhunter

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    Thanks. Headed to Bass pro. on friday. I know it's prob. not the best place to shop, but it's descent and really the only place I have close other than the internet.
     
  14. NKYhunter

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    Scratch that last post. There is a smaller gun shop near me that I just learned offers the entire Weaver line. I am going to look at the 40/44 line of scopes.