Scope for the Thumper?

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Re: Scope for the Thumper?

Postby Siringo » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:33 pm

I have 3 of them. I have no complaints. Track great, as I have used a 3 x 9 mounted on a 6.8 on 600 yard targets --- always returns to zero. I bought my 2 x 7's for $129.00 each. Glass is good and clear, great eye relief and good in dawn/dusk. Just what you would expect from Leupold.

Since Leupold owns the Redfield name (and these are made/assembled in USA), IMO this is simply re-branding by Leupold to compete with the less expensive scopes from overseas. By re-branding, they wouldn't mess up their perceived quality and pricing strategy with the standard Leupold line.

I have one with the Accu-plex and not quite sure what to think about it. I wanted to try it, but it is too busy for me.

My 450B still wears a Leupold 4X on it, with a small red dot mounted on the tube. I want the VX-R 1.5 x 4 Pig Plex with the lighted dot.
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Re: Scope for the Thumper?

Postby mnhornet » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:50 am

That's what I've read about The Redfields. A no frills Leupold, made in the US for the price of Chinese glass, has to be a winner. Think Redfeild will be my choice next time around.
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Re: Scope for the Thumper?

Postby Hoot » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:05 am

mnhornet wrote:How is the glass on the Redfield?


My Dad loves the 3-9 Revolution I got him. He hasn't gotten out to shoot it yet. It's on a Browning BAR .30-06

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Re: Scope for the Thumper?

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:56 am

Natchez has a fantastic clearance sale going on Simmons Scopes. I just ordered a couple for a rifle that needs an upgrade and one for a future AR.
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Re: Scope for the Thumper?

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:41 am

ebusa wrote:So far my new scope for my Thumper is AWESOME!!!!! I use this rifle for mainly deer hunting.

I sold my Ziess Conquest and got a Redfield Revolution 2x7. The Redfield is 2 inches shorter, and about 5oz lighter!!! Eye relief is so much better too! Affordable little scope and it's dead nutz at 100 yards.

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I'm sorry but I've been looking at that picture of your Thumper and I just can't resist saying that AR looks a bit ironic next to the baby doll in the crib and a womens shoe...... :roll: :lol: I'm sorry, the gods of twisted made me do it.
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Re: Scope for the Thumper?

Postby EmGeZe » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:53 pm

I'm using a 2-7x modern Redfield, and it work very well on my 16" Bushmaster. The magnification ring is a 'short throw' version, and after about 1500 rounds I see NO problems at all with it. I figure the low power is good is the woods, and 7x is great for 'playing' from the bench!
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Re: Scope for the Thumper?

Postby Jeepejeep » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:52 pm

Just over 200 rounds with the Barska on the 450 and no problems so far.
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Re: Scope for the Thumper?

Postby bigboreshooter » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:54 pm

I mounted a Nikon monarch African 1-4x24 in a QD Burris pepr mount. It has German #4reticle. Zeroed at 196 yards it will be in 6 inch kill zone out to 300 yards according to nikons spot on ballistics software. Plus the reticles thick bar is dead on 396 yards. Got it from optics planet for $250.00, mount was $80. I love it and can't wait to kill something with it. Optics planet will let you bid your own price, I got a monarch 5-20x42mm for $450 they were asking $520(on sale) retail is like 800 on the scope.
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Re: Scope for the Thumper?

Postby Stealthshooter » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:02 pm

This is what I ended up getting. http://www.theriflescopestore.com/wewegrslri3x.html It will be interesting to see where the ballistic marks end up.
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Re: Scope for the Thumper?

Postby Stealthshooter » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:38 am

Natchez is having a sale on Nitrex scopes by Weaver.

http://catalogs.natchezss.com/email/080 ... copes.html
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