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#3274923 - 06/24/13 08:18 PM Re: Choose which is best in order [Re: woodchuckc]
Huntr2
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They all are so close and it seems its a personal choice.

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#3274990 - 06/24/13 09:15 PM Re: Choose which is best in order [Re: Huntr2]
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 Originally Posted By: Huntr2
They all are so close and it seems its a personal choice.

I'd suggest you go somewhere that has all 3 on hand and let your eyes choose for you. Some scopes just look better to some peoples eyes than others.
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#3275068 - 06/24/13 11:20 PM Re: Choose which is best in order [Re: woodchuckc]
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leupold vx3 first
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#3275164 - 06/25/13 07:53 AM Re: Choose which is best in order [Re: redblood]
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
leupold vx3 first

That wasn't on his list, but I'd also prefer that over any on that list. Proven, lasting value and satisfaction with the VX-3, and Made in America.

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#3275976 - 06/26/13 09:15 AM Re: Choose which is best in order [Re: Wes Parrish]
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I own both, IMO the Minox has better glass, as does my 2 Sightrons, and my Zeiss.
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#3276042 - 06/26/13 10:41 AM Re: Choose which is best in order [Re: Kimberman]
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 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
I own both, IMO the Minox has better glass, as does my 2 Sightrons, and my Zeiss.

I don't think there is any issue about the Minox having outstanding glass for its price range. I was just trying to point out there are other issues effecting the "bestness" of a scope, such as proven durability. For all I know, the Minox may be just as physically "tough" and repeatedly track as well as a Leupold VX-3.

In comparisons where most factors are in the same ballpark, the one "Made in USA" becomes "best" for me. That's where I give a little higher mark to Burris, even though it's Fullfield line is made in the Philippines, Burris is the U.S. company which has traditionally made their higher-end scopes in the USA. Factor in "for the money", and it's hard to beat the Burris Fullfield II (for me). "For the money", I believe the Made in USA Redfield is another excellent choice in that price range. But like you, I'd prefer to pay a little more, and get something yet a little better. \:\)

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#3276421 - 06/26/13 07:41 PM Re: Choose which is best in order [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Minox ZA5 scopes are assembled in the USA. Leupold's are not 100% made in the USA. Their glass is mostly from Japan and the rest from Europe. For $329 you will be hard pressed to find a better scope. To get to the same level of optical quality and features one would have to look at the VX6 in the Leupold line. It's a shame that Leupold doesn't put etched reticles in their VX3 line except for the B&C reticle which is $100-$150 up charge. Yes, Leupold set the standard for customer service, but other scopes companies have the same warranty and also no fault warranties. Leupold makes a good product and I've had several including the VX3. I have sold them off for better features and optical quality that other scopes have which are less expensive. All of the scopes mentioed in this thread are good. It just comes down to which features appeal more to the user. IMO, that's what makes a scope better than the other. Just like trucks Ford vs Chevy. I prefer a Toyota Tundra. Tundra's are better in every way. \:\)
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#3276841 - 06/27/13 09:55 AM Re: Choose which is best in order [Re: Model70Man]
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
Minox ZA5 scopes are assembled in the USA. Leupold's are not 100% made in the USA. Their glass is mostly from Japan and the rest from Europe. For $329 you will be hard pressed to find a better scope. To get to the same level of optical quality and features one would have to look at the VX6 in the Leupold line. It's a shame that Leupold doesn't put etched reticles in their VX3 line except for the B&C reticle which is $100-$150 up charge. Yes, Leupold set the standard for customer service, but other scopes companies have the same warranty and also no fault warranties. Leupold makes a good product and I've had several including the VX3. I have sold them off for better features and optical quality that other scopes have which are less expensive. All of the scopes mentioed in this thread are good. It just comes down to which features appeal more to the user. IMO, that's what makes a scope better than the other. Just like trucks Ford vs Chevy. I prefer a Toyota Tundra. Tundra's are better in every way. \:\)



i know there are a ton of great scopes out their, but put all the scopes on the list in the classifieds plus a vx3- all new in the box for 10 percent under retail and see which will sell first. kind of like a john deere tractor or a toyota truck, may not always ne the absolute best, but look good and are safe investments with a name that has withstood the ultimate test....the test of time
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#3280087 - 07/01/13 07:46 PM Re: Choose which is best in order [Re: redblood]
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I like Zeiss and Minox BUT it truly is personal preference.
My friend shoots only Monarchs on his rifles and I bought a rifle with a brand new one sitting on it and didn't care for it.
Same with Leupold, great scopes and reputation but I don't personally care for them. Look through all and you will know REAL quick....
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