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Offline Frank A

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Leupold vs Nikon / cheap(relatively) vs expensive
« on: December 21, 2007, 09:14:43 PM »
I looked at the Leupold  and Nikon scopes at Wal**** . The Nikon actually seemed brighter and clearer. Do you all know if  there is  a great difference between the cheaper and more expensive Leupold/ Nikon scopes of the same power(4.5 -14x 40 or 50 or 56 or 4-16x 42). It's hard to tell from the various web sites or looking at them at the store. I see the higher priced Leupolds say the lenses aren't supposed to fog from your breath in cold weather, that seems like a real plus but thus far for me seems to be more a prolem for binoculars more than my scope. Any guidance?  I am putting it on a 7mm Rem Mag. Thanks

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Re: Leupold vs Nikon / cheap(relatively) vs expensive
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2007, 09:17:54 PM »
Frank I was going to buy a Nikkon and BC told me not to.He said the lLeupold was the way to go.I really enjoy the clarity of my Leupold.

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Re: Leupold vs Nikon / cheap(relatively) vs expensive
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007, 09:30:32 PM »
I've got both Nikons and Leupolds.  I like the Leupolds more, they're clearer (outside, where it counts, instead of inside a store) and a more durable scope.  I've read articles where people have been hunting and literally fallen on their rifle, breaking the glass in the scope and it still holding it's zero.  I don't know about you, but that's a pretty tough scope in my opinion. O0

Nikon scopes are still decent scopes and well worth the money.  They're a little cheaper than Leupolds, but they aren't as well made either.  But still a good scope nonetheless. O0
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