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Leica Rifle Scope Questions? #4920219 02/09/11
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Anybody got anything bad to say about the scope I linked to below? I have a rifle that I am not going to be needing more than the 18MOA allowed by the single turn dial so I should be able to get by without canted bases. If worse came to worse I and I needed more elevation I could use the ballistic reticle, I guess.
Any word on reliability? Low light use? I went down to Sport Optics today and took a look at the scope and kinda like everything I know about it thus far other than the big ugly eyepiece. It is really nice being able to run 45 minutes to get into high end optics heaven, just to browse. I think they still have a deal where you can trade in any functioning scope and get 500 off the list price.

http://www.sportoptics.com/leica-rifle-scope-51022.aspx

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Re: Leica Rifle Scope Questions? [Re: EddyBo] #4920495 02/09/11
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I have a Schmidt & Bender PM, 2 Swarovski Z5's a Kahles cl and 2 Leica ER's.

In my opinion the Leica is the best view and it isn't even close.

Only time will tell if it holds up as well the others, that being said if I purchased a scope today it would be the Leica.


Re: Leica Rifle Scope Questions? [Re: scouter] #4920539 02/09/11
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Thanks for the info. I am going to have to scrounge around and find an el cheapo scope to trade in and get that 500 dollar rebate.

Re: Leica Rifle Scope Questions? [Re: scouter] #4920570 02/09/11
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I have the scope linked w/ the #1 (post) reticle and it surpasses the optics of anything else I have. look at cameralandny.com for the best price and service. My will be used for PNW elk hunting and the other reticles are pretty thin for low light.

you can buy the cheapest POS scope off ebay for $19 and you'll get the credit.

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Re: Leica Rifle Scope Questions? [Re: slm9s] #4920595 02/09/11
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I prefer to deal with sport optics, those guys know me and I know them. I have walked out of their shop with 3K optics on just my word. They are a pleasure to deal with, and usually give me better service and the prices are as good or better.

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Re: Leica Rifle Scope Questions? [Re: slm9s] #4920612 02/09/11
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I wish the reticle was available in the FFP....

Re: Leica Rifle Scope Questions? [Re: FOsteology] #4920956 02/09/11
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I love mine. I have the 3.5-14x42 on my Borden .280 AI. There are pics of it in the Custom Rifles forum. Optics are superb. I have been looking through it in the dark around here and it is amazing in low light. It's a little big and heavy and the ocular is quite large but you can't beat the view. I have Conquest's, Kahles, Swaro PH's, Swaro Z3's and AV's. It beats them all easily.

The reason for ordering from Cameraland is the $400 rebate they will give you on a demo scope if you trade in an old beater scope. The price after rebate for a demo ranges from $1050-1200. Nothing close for that money.

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I have the 2.5-10X42 with #1 reticle. I haven't had it for very long, so I can't comment on long term durability, but it tracked well during initial zero. Optics are first rate. Although I haven't done a thorough head to head comparison with my other high end scopes, from what I've seen so far, it looks to be everything you'd expect from a scope in it's price class optically speaking. It's at least comparable to other alpha class scopes, perhaps better than some. In low light, I haven't noticed any difference in performance between it and my Swaro Z6 1.7-10X42.

As for the comments about it having a large eyepiece, it actually has a smaller eyepiece than other Euro scopes it compares to. Diameter-wise, it's the same as equivalent scopes from Zeiss, Swaro, S&B, etc. It looks fatter because the eyepiece housing is unusually short, which is a good thing. Because of its short eyepiece, it has longer center tube length than just about any other scope of the same OAL. This gives you extra ring spacing and scope position latitude, which is especially useful since it has 4" of eye relief.

On the weight, it is actually a couple ounces lighter than most other 30mm Euro scopes of the same magnification range and objective size.

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Re: Leica Rifle Scope Questions? [Re: RifleDude] #4921326 02/09/11
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Haven't had a chance to handle one yet, but I hear great things. That being said, I wouldn't sweat the 18oz weight. I have three scopes that weigh 18oz, but depending on the gun, another 2-5oz over other brands mean little. I like the big euro eyepieces, and larger power rings.


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Re: Leica Rifle Scope Questions? [Re: dogcatcher223] #4921780 02/09/11
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I am guessing that the leica scope is a lightweight compared to most of my scopes. I think it has some potential for a packing weight mid-long range scope.


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