Is the Leupold 6.5-20X50mm Long Range the best scope

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Dobermann, May 8, 2004.

  1. Dobermann

    Dobermann Member

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    Is the Leupold 6.5-20X50mm Long Range the best scope or is there better? before i buy one.

    Safe hunting

    Dob
     
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  3. trader388

    trader388 Well-Known Member

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    I had a 6.5-20x50mm LR M1...I sold it. [​IMG]

    In its place I bought a 3.5-15x56mm Nightforce NXS NP-R2 reticle. If you want higher go with the 5.5-22x56.

    Leupold vs nightforce...

    optices - nightforce way better
    toughness - nightforce way better
    adjustment knobs - nightforce way better
    Reticle - nightforce is glass etched and the lighted feature is way better than leupold
    Coolness factor - nightforce looks badass

    Forget the europeans they don't offer the options nightforce does and they cost more.
     
  4. SAKO75HUNTER

    SAKO75HUNTER Active Member

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    funny thing is accuracy international only uses those european schmidt & benders
     
  5. TOM H

    TOM H Well-Known Member

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    I got the 40mm instead of the 50. Scope is OK got it on a 6.5/284. If I had it to do over again I'd look at Priemer Reticles.com and see what they have in tricked out leupolds. Good Luck!
     
  6. COBrad

    COBrad Well-Known Member

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    Two days ago I spent a bit of time comparing, side by side, the Leupold VX III, and the Zeiss Conquest, in 4.5-14. To my eye the Zeiss was brighter and sharper. Being similarly priced, I bought the Zeiss. I also own a few IOR scopes and find them to rate with both the Zeiss, and a Nightforce that I used to own.
     
  7. nowler

    nowler Well-Known Member

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    8.5 - 25 x 50 long range tactical is what i'd opt for.

    i like nightforce but they are very heavy!

    i have changed from swarovski's to leupolds and never looked back!
     
  8. m14dan

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    I am looking into the nightforce scopes right now. I don't have any experience with them but Since my rifle already weighs 20+ pounds I doubt it would matter much the weight. I have used an M1 Leupold and loved it. The Zeiss scopes are very nice too. I can't really tell the difference in clarity myself. I carry both brands in my store so get a chance to look at them all. The next one on my sniper is gonna be a long range Leupold with mil dot ret, side focus, and lighted ret. I do a lot of night hunting and very long range hunting that my current simmons just can't handle.

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