Has anyone tried the leupold Premier LPS?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Guest, Sep 9, 2002.


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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Wondering if anyone has tried the leupold LPS? I'm about to get a leupold M1 3.5x10x40 but figured I'd look into the LPS.

    Is the glass better the the other leupolds?

    Thanks
     
  2. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    A few years back I had an LPS, nice scope, very clear and good definition. The elevation adjustment is a bit like the other non-turret scopes, one turn and you're on your own.

    I use the M1 LR 3.5x10 now and have traded away the LPS.
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks Dave, I'll guess I will stick to my first choice the m1 3.5x10x40.
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    As far as brightness and clarity I could not see any difference in the Varx 111 and the LPS. I have seen in last couple of years many LPS scopes for sale in The Gun List magazine. I wonder why?

    [ 09-11-2002: Message edited by: Coyote Hunter ]
     
  5. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    I believe the LPS series we built by Steiner, can't say for certain. I do know that they look a lot like the scopes Leica was marketing for a while.

    The have a "constant" eye relief rather than the bit of adjustment required by the standard Leupolds.

    As I said before, I don't have any now but one of my hunting partners really likes them.
     
  6. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    Dave,
    I understood that Leupold assembled the Leica scopes that were on the market a while back, they seem to have died out. I would be surprised if Leupold let anyone else build a scope for them - glass yes but not the guts and body.
    The LPS was designed to go after the big dogs, Swaro, Zeiss, S&B and it does not seem to be doing that very well. Too bad that effort wasn't put into building a 3-16x44/50 MK4 - that would sell I bet.
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ian, I couldn't agree more. Sometimes these companies can't see the forest through the trees. I never understood why they don't make a higher powered m1.