Leupold Redfield Revolution Scope Review

Discussion in 'Product Reviews - Discussion' started by ADMIN, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. ADMIN

    ADMIN Administrator

    Mar 6, 2008
    This is a thread for discussion of the article, Leupold Redfield Revolution Scope Review, By Ed Hale. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.
  2. BSF350

    BSF350 New Member

    May 10, 2011
    I am looking to buy a hunting scope. Have been looking for a deal on a Leupold Rifleman 4-12x40. I would like the LR reticle. What would be the Redfield version of this? Will it stand up to the Cape buffalo rifle?

    This reminds be of the light bulb we used to draw when I was a kid-lightbulb
  3. bowhunthard

    bowhunthard Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    Not to knock the author, but it seems the first and maybe second paragraphs are about the Redfield and the rest is about the Leupold... Good review about that though.
  4. FAL Shot

    FAL Shot Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2010
    I own the Redfield 2-7x32 scope, and it is far from my best scope. The low end Burris scopes clearly have better optics. I have owned most of the Timberline series of scopes, and wouldn't trade any of them for a new Redfield.

    At 2X, the Redfield isn't bad, but at 4X you will have a light leak all around the image field edge, it mostly goes away at 7X. Not a dealbreaker, considering I paid $130 for the scope. I got what I paid for, which isn't too awfully much. It sits on a Ruger 10/22 for fun plinking purposes.

    None of my Weaver Classic V or Burris Signature scope will be pulled off a hunting rifle to mount a Redfield scope. Of course, I paid much more for those scopes, and got what I paid for.

    Better to buy the Redfield that to buy some piece of crap from China, however. Of course, the Redfield is NOT totally made in the USA but only assembled and tested here. You are going to find it stuffed full of Chinese manufactured glass at that price, and the glass acts like Chinese glass as well.
  5. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    If I had the $$ to afford and to use a Cape Buffalo rifle...a Redfield scope would be the last thing Id be looking at. I own 2 ( 3-9x50 and 4-12x40) and they are OK...for their cost...but I dont want to put them on any rifle, hunting some thing that might "Eat me"..
  6. rsbible

    rsbible Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    I own two of the new Redfields (3-9X40 and 4-12x40) and find them to be as good as any of my other optics (Leupold VX-3, Bushnell Elite 4200, Sightron SII, Burris FFII, etc). I find them to be an excellent value (good glass, great warranty, made in the USA, etc). Aside from appearance, which I find generally unappealing (especially out of place, in my opinion, on a "fine" rifle), they have quickly become my "go to" entry level scope.
  7. shinjin

    shinjin New Member

    Feb 11, 2012
    A friend had one of the Leupold RIFLEMAN Scopes when they first hit the bricks. We tried to sight it in and never could make it repeatedly shoot a 1 inch group. AND YES we did check action, the base and the rings screws, rings as well as anything else that might affect the Remington 700's accuracy.

    Overall I was not impressed and I like Leupold a LOT! I think its Leupold's way of getting into the cheap scope market. I have an old Tasco, and a Simmons on junkers that shot better and hold their zero.

    My advise is spend the extra money and buy either the new VXI or buy a VX II.

    I have been buying used VXII's off E-Bay and having the factory refurbish and still manage to stay below MSRP for a new scope.
  8. Snidely Whiplash

    Snidely Whiplash Member

    Nov 29, 2012
    I own 2 vintage Redfield Lo-Pro Widefield 3x9 scopes. The optics are topnotch and I really like the wide field of view. One is a period correct piece that came on last years purchase of a 1968 Browning BAR Safari Grade II that's in 98%. condition. The other will go on a not yet purchased autoloading hog gun.
  9. cape cove

    cape cove Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2016
    I also have some of the older Redfield's. just remember that these optics come from a day when Redfield was the standard by which all scopes were judged .. They had just great optics.