Leupold "matte" finish not consistent?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by WMDM, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. WMDM

    WMDM Active Member

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    I have 3 Leupold scopes at the moment, 2 VX-3i and 1 VX-6, all "matte" finish. One of the VX-3i's has an obviously shinier/brighter finish. It's not gloss (box labeled matte like the other) but it's obviously brighter. WTH Anyone else notice this?
     
  2. Riflehunter1776

    Riflehunter1776 Well-Known Member

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    just be glad they didn't turn purple like the older ones did.
     
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  3. Ckgworks

    Ckgworks Well-Known Member

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    You almost can't put together a old classic bolt action without tracking down a purple Leupold to top it off! When I picture my father's rifles, that's what I see......
     
  4. WMDM

    WMDM Active Member

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    Baahaha Thanks for the reminder, I had forgotten! I guess it could be worse..

    I must have gotten a special gloss matte finish. I just can't insult a rifle with it but at least it ain't Leupold purple!