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Vortex vs Leupold

Is anyone using vortex diamondback scopes?  Looking for new scope.  Trying to decide between vortex leupold or nikon monarch.  Thank for any responce

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i have a nikon monarch that i am not happy with. it will get replaced with a weaver when i  buy a gun for my wife.

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 I bought the Vortex this year, love it! It got me back to the moniker I used to carry; Dead Eye Dick.

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Hard to beat Leupold and they're warranty and quality for the money thats for sure.

 

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Very simply: LEUPOLD ! ! ! ! ! !

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The diamondback series is not near the caliber of a leupold or a monarch.
I have a vortex viper and I love it, especially compared to my monarch.
but I do not have a leupold to compare it to so take it for what its worth.


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moosehunter09 Said:
i have a nikon monarch that i am not happy with. it will get replaced with a weaver when i  buy a

Weaver really??

I have a Vortex viper with moa turrets and i love it.  Good glass,  clear,  good lowlight and the clicks are very clear and it returns to zero nicely. 

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is varixII a good scope or should one just buy the varixIII

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Check out the Sightrons

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TheGeneral Said:
Check out the Sightrons

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Don't waste your money on the lower end Vortex's.  The viper's are comparable to the leupolds.  Sightron is also a nice scope for the money.  Vortex warranty is as good as leupold's from what I have heard. 

Brent
 

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Has anyone out there tried the Meopta brand of scopes? If so how are they?

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Diamond backs will do any thing the varix2 will do regular viper will match or beat the varix3.  The viper pst and new hs series will do any thing the mark4 will and leupy has nothing that will play with the razor.  I know some will about tip over in their chair when they read this but until very recently leupy has been very slow to improve on thier product  just living off of their name.  Maybe now with the injection of some fresh blood there will be improvements to the operation.  Vortex waranty if needed is faster and more efficient than leupy.  Just my opinion hope no one gets to butt hurt over it.

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Wow KurtR those are some pretty strong words.  But you came to the same conclusion I did.  My PST is as clear as my Mark4 except it has an illuminated reticle and shims for a zero stop for about $550 less if you pay retail for both scopes. 

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Do you guys have links to the exact scopes you are talking about? I'm in the market for a new scope and was looking at a Leupold, but wasn't quite sold on them yet and am still looking. Anyways, if you have links to the scopes that you're talking about, that would be very helpful. Thanks for the info.

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I'll agree with the statements regarding Vortex.......................in 25 yrs.

This moment is a paradox, it's the oldest you've ever been as well as the youngest you'll ever be.



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Horsager Said:
I'll agree with the statements regarding Vortex.......................in 25 yrs.

exactly what i was thinking.....

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buckmaster81 Said:

Horsager Said:
I'll agree with the statements regarding Vortex.......................in 25 yrs.

exactly what i was thinking.....

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A little light reading of the Leupold evaluation from some of the best shooter in the world.

Leupold Competition Series 35x, 40x, 45x
Pros: The best resolution, brightness, contrast, and largest exit pupil of any high-magnification fixed-power scope you can buy. Better lens geometry and clarity than any zoom. Turret covers and screw-in lens caps standard. Very good warranty service, not limited to original owner. 30mm tube offers more elevation adjustment than older 1" Leupold Target Scopes or B&L 36x.
Cons: Unstable wire reticle may require after-market modification. Leupold is shipping too many with off-axis cross-hairs--look before you buy. Lash issue with side focus.
OVERALL: BEST FIXED-POWER SCOPE under $1200. Even with its flaws, still the best fixed-power competition scope you can buy, short of the $2150 March. Leupold needs to do some technical re-design and ensure the scopes ship with plumb cross-hairs.

Leupold LRT 6.5-20x Zoom
Pros: Excellent resolution, clarity, color rendition and contrast. 72-moa elevation range is best among all scopes tested. Smooth-functioning controls with distinct, positive clicks. Exceptionally good lifetime warranty service, not limited to original owner. Silver finish available. Good value, especially if you shop around for discounted prices.
Cons: Max power is actually 19.2x and you get some edge distortion at full zoom. Lash issue with side focus. Leupold is shipping too many with off-axis cross-hairs--look before you buy. When set to minimal parallax, target can be slightly out of focus.
OVERALL: This scope gives a great image of the target--sharp with good contrast, good color balance, with very little edge distortion up to about 18.5x.

Leupold LRT 8.5-25x Zoom
Pros: Excellent resolution, clarity, color rendition and contrast. 72-moa elevation range is best among all scopes tested. Smooth-functioning controls with distinct, positive clicks. Exceptionally good lifetime warranty service, not limited to original owner. Silver finish available.
Cons: Max power is actually 24.3x and you get some edge distortion at full zoom. Lash issue with side focus. When set to minimal parallax, target can be slightly out of focus. A few reports of unstable tracking on early 8-25x LRTs, but that seems to have been corrected in current models.
OVERALL: BEST BUY in a high-power zoom. This scope gives a great image of the target--sharp with good contrast, good color balance, with very little edge distortion up to about 23.5x. This is a great choice for long-range target shooting. The extra power (vs. the 6-20x LRT) does makes a difference and is worth the added cost we think.

Leupold/Premier 20-50x Zoom (boosted)
Pros: Excellent resolution, color rendition and contrast. Offers high power with acceptable brightness, while retaining more elevation moa than the large NF scopes. Premier offers wide choice of reticles at no extra charge and Premier fixes off-axis factory reticles when boosting. Silver finish available.
Cons: Not as bright as Nightforce (with 56mm objective) at like power settings. Very small exit pupil at high power. Some chromatic distortion at edges, when set at high magnification. Leupold warranty may be voided by boosting.
OVERALL: BEST BUY in an ultra-power zoom. Sharp, reasonable weight, excellent image quality.

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Premier and leupy busted ties long ago.  So now those scopes if they break will be fixed by no one.  Unless you want to pay.  Would take a premier any day over the leupy.  With any review on glass they are subjective and opinions just as mine is.  Opinions are like you know what we all have one.

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I love my Nikon Monarchs... I have never been able to see through a Leupold so any gun a bought with one was soon replaced.  Pretty much any glass on the market will generally get the job done for you.  They are all really good if you spend $500.00 or more.  Put them on a gun and look down them is what I would suggest............. for me and my crew it is Nikon all the way.... there is nothing in legal shooting light that I can not see in shooting range period.

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Leupold vari X III cant beat it for the cost factor. IMHO

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Get up at 5 in the morning, walk through miles of cattails, sit in a stand all day in the cold, come back home in the dark, get up the next day and do it all over again. I'd do that for a buck!

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Nanky here is the scope I compared to my Mark4 leupold, Nightforce, and Sightron SIII
http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-viper-pst-4-16x50-riflescope-with-ebr-1-moa-reticle
  Retail they are 600-700 depending on where you buy. But I paid 500 with shipping from a friend.

Brent

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Vortex     I have a pair of there binoculars i love them next scope i buy will be from them

 

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 There's something very "Simmonsesque" about how Vortex has come to market.

If it's optical and Asian, it's better be Japanese or it's going to be sub-standard.  I suppose someone could argue otherwise.....................................but they'd be dead wrong.

This moment is a paradox, it's the oldest you've ever been as well as the youngest you'll ever be.



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I have many friends with the Vari x 3's and i'm not impressed. My Sightron is way clearer even in low light. I can only vouch for the SIII series in 6-24x50 though. Guaranteed exact trac never experiencing drift back to zero and lifetime warranty.

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TheGeneral Said:
I have many friends with the Vari x 3's and i'm not impressed. My Sightron is way clearer even in low light. I can only vouch for the SIII series in 6-24x50 though. Guaranteed exact trac never experiencing drift back to zero and lifetime warranty.

Sightron SIII is Japanese and former Leupold staff to-boot.  I wouldn't cuss one and have contemplated the 10-50 on a target rifle.

This moment is a paradox, it's the oldest you've ever been as well as the youngest you'll ever be.



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Pretty sad state of affairs for leupy than.  The viper pst is better in all facets than the mark 4 of much more expence.  Well and the razor is built in japan so no need to even rub "americas optic authority" face in that.  They just are not what they used to be it is hard for some to swallow that pill.  To many failures and qc that has gone down hill.  For mass producing a scope for some one that likes to hit pie plates the night before deer season leupy wins every time.  Hopefully with the visits of people from the shooting comunity they will get back on track but for now they have priced them selves out of the game.  Many other manufactures can give you better product for less.  just how i feel.  I like how vortex treats the customers and how when you need answers you can go on multiple sites or call people like liberty optics get answers about why what and hows.  

I would like to know how there comeing to market has been "Simmonsesque"

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