in market for a new scope, nothing to fancy. im eye balling the vortex diamondbacks, 4-12. anyone wanting to sell a scope let me know.
My Dad had an old Leupold 6x on his sporterized Springfield for years, it was actually pre "gold ring". He fell and dropped the rifle and broke the scope, cracked the front lens. I sent the scope to Leupold to see if it could be repaired. They called me and asked about it, I told them how long my Dad had had it and about a week later a new 6x Gold Ring arrived....they wouldn't even let me pay for postage. That's customer service!!
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I don't know what anyone's opinion of Minox is, but they look fine to me after researching them a bit. The ZV3 line is really cheap right now online at Bud's Gunshop. (Typically near $200, now $140). They are 3x9s.
I am very happy with my Vortex riflescopes, although mine are Vipers.
You don't find many disappointed Diamondback owners either.
I used to only run Leupold riflescopes, but have mostly moved away from Leupold lately because it you get more for your money with other brands, at no expense in quality or durability in my experience.
ive heard alot of good on vortex optics. ive allways been a nikon man but really liking those diamondbacks. thanks for the input guys. i did buy a pair of redfield 10x12 binos for my brother a couple years ago and i was impressed with them for the price, they stood hand in hand with my nilkons. and bb where have ya been, havent seen ur name in a while. shoulda known an optic question woulda pulled ya out of the woods though.
Have you considered keeping an eye on the demo section @ cameralandny?
Buy a used Leupold and get a free warranty. You can usually find one on-line for 1/2 of the new price.
I will never understand why anyone would go to the woods with anything but leupold. I understand we all have different opinions and there are other proven brands but in the end the reliability and service will never be bested. I have had bad experiences with other companies ie. Nikon because of crappy customer service. I would challenge anyone to find a person that had anything but praise for leupolds customer service or warranty on their scopes.