Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: Comparing Rifle Scopes

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Vashon, Washington
    Posts
    59

    Default Comparing Rifle Scopes

    I am starting to research a new scope for my Ruger 30.06. Does anyone have an opinion on the Leupold VX-2 3-9x40 or Cabelas Alaskan Guide Premium 4-12 x 40? At this point I just moose and caribou hunt. Thanks for any input you guys have.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    wasilla
    Posts
    788

    Default

    Stick with Leupold, life time warranty

    Sweepint
    Wasilla, (when not overseas)
    '' Livn' The Dream ''
    26' Hewescraft Cuddy, twin 115 Yam

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Vashon, Washington
    Posts
    59

    Default

    I do like that they are made in the USA too.

  4. #4
    Member IndyCzar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Just 55 miles north of ANC ... on the lake
    Posts
    351

    Default

    +1 on the Leupold...warranty is outstanding...but then again I have NEVER had to use it...but had a friend that had tube that got tun over with a vehicle and it was fubar.. Tube replaced and repaired for the shipping cost...

  5. #5
    Moderator LuJon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Palmer, AK
    Posts
    11,415

    Default

    Leupold would be my choice of the two mentioned. Lately my rifles seem to wind up with Vortex for the budget rifles and Zeiss conquest tend to sit on all my favorites.

  6. #6
    Member Antleridge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Southeast Alaska
    Posts
    395

    Default

    Leupy hands down.

  7. #7
    Member fengib's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    37

    Default

    Vx-2 for sure. Can't go wrong. Watch for deals at Freddys. I got my last one there for 179.99. That's 150 off normal price.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Posts
    298

    Default

    You will not go wrong with the VX-2. They are a great scope with an unbeatable warranty. Not that I intentionally abuse them but...... Let's just say they are very durable!
    Life is too important to be taken seriously.

    Chinese proverb

  9. #9
    Member akshootnscoot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    314

    Default

    Can't beat that warranty! Until my disposable income outpaces my fishing addiction, leupy's will be the only scope topping my rifles (5 and counting)

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Southwest Alaska
    Posts
    2,145

    Default

    You may also consider Burris.
    Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence. Albert Einstein

    Better living through chemistry (I'm a chemist)

    You can piddle with the puppies, or run with the wolves...

  11. #11
    Member dkwarthog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Mat-Su
    Posts
    2,150

    Default

    Leupold vx2s are terrific scopes. I love my 3x9 on the 338 wm. if you are looking cheaper though, I'd say I'm pretty impressed with the new Redfield scopes. The Revolutions are made in the Same factory as Leopolds, by leupold. I have a 2x7 Revolution that seems nearly as nice as the vx2.

  12. #12
    Member tbone131's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    255

    Default

    I looked at Leupold and Nikon. Went with the VX2 in silver! Looks awesome on stainless steel rifle. Best warranty, can't beat it. Customer service is second to none as well.

  13. #13
    Member tekla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    anchorage, alaska
    Posts
    261

    Default

    I to was on the look for a new scope a couple of years ago. I had it narrowed down to a few different ones and decided on the 3x9x50 vx2. Then after a couple of years went by I used a buddy's 4.5x12x44 zeiss. The difference was amazing. That extra little difference from 9 to 12 was huge. The vx2 was a good scope and I still have it on a rifle but for most of my hunting I use the 4.5x12. That is not to say that if some one told me the 3x9 leupold has shot more game than any other scope that I wouldn't believe him. It is a great scope I just think that extra little zoom really helps to sight in and gives you that little extra bit of confidence. That being said the last four animals that I have taken have been at 20 to 150 yards. But you never know when you are going to have to reach out there.

  14. #14
    Member AKsoldier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wasilla
    Posts
    1,555

    Default

    I'll throw in another vote for the Leupold, even though I've never owned one. I've had two of their Redfields though, and I love them. I imagine the ones they put their name on are even better.

    The other 299,300,000 people can have it.

    Noone has a more intimate understanding of, or deeper appreciation for freedom, than a soldier who has fought for it in a country where it does not exist.

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Chugiak, AK
    Posts
    123

    Default

    Not to jack this thread, but I'm also considering a new scope and looking at the VX-R. Kind of like the idea of the FireDot on it considering my eyes aren't what they used to be. Any comments on this one?

  16. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,925

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LuJon View Post
    Leupold would be my choice of the two mentioned. Lately my rifles seem to wind up with Vortex for the budget rifles and Zeiss conquest tend to sit on all my favorites.
    I agree with Lujon that of the two Leupold all the way.. Personally speaking I am a swarovski nut and right now all my optics are swaro but My next rifle scope will likely be a Zeiss... I am amazed at the pricing for some of thier scopes and they are high quality as you can get...

  17. #17
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Vashon, Washington
    Posts
    59

    Default

    My eyes aren't what they used to be either. The firedot might be nice. Any thoughts on that?

  18. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Wasilla, Ak
    Posts
    3,909

    Default

    Some big money folks here for sure... All I can afford anymore is bushnell banners scopes you guys with Swaro and ziess are ballers for sure..

  19. #19
    Member AK Wonderer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    717

    Default

    Between the Cabelas Guide Premium and the VX-2 I think I would go with the Cabelas. Leupold makes very quality scopes but I feel you're paying more for the name and warranty than for high quality glass and coatings. The thing is, lots of manufacturers are now offering lifetime warranties and many scopes in the VX-2 price range offer better optical quality.

    I haven't bought a Leupold in a few years so maybe they've stepped up their game to compete with Zeiss, Vortex, and the list of others who have came on strong and taken a big bite out of Leupold's market.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •