Old Redfield

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by gunsmithintraining, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. gunsmithintraining

    gunsmithintraining Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2010
    I have a NIB Redfield ACCU-TRACK does anyone have one orknow of anybody that has one or has used one would like to know what ya'll think of this scope
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    They were a good scope in their day. Not on par with any of the better scopes we have today though.

    Collectors tend to pay a pretty penny for them on Ebay though.
  3. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Hummm...I have a 6-18 power with Accutrac, took it off a rifle many years ago. Thought about selling it. Would probably consider a decent offer. I don't like the cross wire, little too thick for me. Do not remember how well the Accu trac worked.
  4. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2008
    I have a couple of the 60's vintage Redfields that were mounted on Model 70 Winchesters. At the time, they were one of the better scopes. The rangefinder did work as did the Accutrac system if you could see the numbers in the little glass window. Back then, a 500 yard kill was a rare event ,unless you were Elmer Keith.
    About 5 years ago Remington produced a limited run of Vietnam era M-40 Sniper Rifles for the Scout Sniper Association. These reproductions picked up the serial range, were parkerized, were fitted with an ADL oiled stock and machined for a stripper clip. Since many of the originals were fitted with 3x9 Redfields, prices for excellent condition samples were driven as high as $700. An original off of an original rifle could fetch $2000. The Military painted the scopes green and used Redfield mounts. The rangefinder in the Redfield worked perfectly to 600 yards when lined up with a man's shoulders and waist. I have one of these rigs and was quite surprised when it consistantly produced 2.5" groups at the 500 yard line with Federal 168 Match ammo.