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    redfield scope

    Hi Guys, just wondering if anyone knows a bit about these scopes, as ive looked through a friends 3x9-40 gloss panted tube tv lens and thought what a nice crystal clear picture and just wondering if you can pick them up in a larger mag for a big centerfire?
    Regards Neil

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    Redfield is currently owned by Leupold, the older models were steel tubed, I think some even saw service with the US military in Vietnam, current models are alloy, never looked though a modern one, but if its backed by a Leupold type warranty it might be worth a punt, prices seem competitive

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    What is a big centrefire? I have the same on an un modded 270, never been an issue. Not needed to look into bigger mag version of redfield so cant help with that.
    atb

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick6point5 View Post
    What is a big centrefire? I have the same on an un modded 270, never been an issue. Not needed to look into bigger mag version of redfield so cant help with that.
    atb
    That's exactly what it is for .270
    Thanks
    Last edited by drummerboy; 09-10-2015 at 12:08.

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    Redfield Revenge is available in 4-12x42 and 6-18x44
    • Do not be seduced by the marketing-men....

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    I had a Redfield revolution 4-12x40 accurange reticle on a .22-250 and it was awesome. Only got rid as I sold rifle as a package. Really good low light capabilities even though it was a 40mm objective.

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    The U.S. Army did use the Redfield scopes in Vietnam. I recently picked up an old gloss 3-9x40 steel tube for $20 in a small town gun store and it is so clear. They were very rugged. They still bring $100 to $200 here in the USA. Back in the mid 1990s, they made a 4-12x50mm, the Illuminator, which is very sharp. A friend, a retired gunsmith, former U.S. Armory armorer, and later a policeman outfitting SWAT teams, has one on his Model 70 .30-06, and I have seen him shoot 5 shot groups of a cloverleaf at 200 yards, which is good for a hunting scope.

    The current Battlezone model is pretty sharp, and has a nice G2 reticle, for under $200 here.

    With any optics, you need to look through them, not just in the store, and try them in the field. Talk to owners about durability. If someone is using a scope for 15, 20, 25 years, it must be pretty good. If they work for you, and you can tell little difference or no difference in your usage between one glass and another costing multiples of it, they listen to your own eyes and wallet.
    Last edited by Southern; 09-10-2015 at 16:05.

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    Forget the redfield a new rifle package I bought came with one had it on the rifle for 1 week total crap changed it for a ziess kept the redfield as a spare scope hope I never need it

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    Quote Originally Posted by african jack View Post
    Forget the redfield a new rifle package I bought came with one had it on the rifle for 1 week total crap changed it for a ziess kept the redfield as a spare scope hope I never need it
    What model, age & problems did you have?

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    brand new REDFIELD Revolution 3-9x40 ACCU the RETICLE is useless
    Quote Originally Posted by rick6point5 View Post
    What model, age & problems did you have?

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