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Old 05-26-2020, 12:52 PM   #1
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Default Vortex vs Leopold

Wanting new scopes for two of my rifles. Which would you go with in each of these match ups? I went with these models and brands because they're within my budget.

Vortex Diamondback 4-12x40mm vs Leupold Rifleman 4-12x40mm

Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50 PA vs Leupold VX-Freedom 6-18x40 CDS 30mm
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Old 05-26-2020, 12:53 PM   #2
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L takes both IMO
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Old 05-26-2020, 12:56 PM   #3
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L takes both IMO
Same here. Vortex isn't bad, but you need to get higher in their lines to be a decent scope to me.
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Old 05-26-2020, 01:00 PM   #4
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Leupold.
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Old 05-26-2020, 01:03 PM   #5
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Same here. Vortex isn't bad, but you need to get higher in their lines to be a decent scope to me.
same here.
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Old 05-26-2020, 01:10 PM   #6
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Leupold. On both accounts.
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Old 05-26-2020, 01:10 PM   #7
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Im a Leupold guy and love them but i do have a couple Vortex scopes and nothing but good experiences with them so far. Side by side though, im gonna grab the Leupold.
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Old 05-26-2020, 06:35 PM   #8
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Whats the difference between Leupold's VX-Freedom and Rifleman series?
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Old 05-26-2020, 06:41 PM   #9
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VORTEX all the way!!!!





















Not really, get the Luepold
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Old 05-26-2020, 06:52 PM   #10
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Iím not a vortex hater but out of your options go Leupold.

Might also consider the VX-3 line there are some real solid options in there with 30mm tube and CDS if that matters.


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Old 05-26-2020, 06:55 PM   #11
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Leupold no doubt for both accounts. Or Ziess
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Old 05-26-2020, 07:01 PM   #12
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Leupold on both. But I’d go freedom on the 4x12 over the rifleman
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Old 05-26-2020, 08:58 PM   #13
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I prefer leupold, look around as there are close out and blemished models around that can be had for a nice discount. Eurooptics and Natchess are good to browse


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Old 05-26-2020, 09:08 PM   #14
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Old 05-26-2020, 09:42 PM   #15
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Freedom series uses the previous generation VX3 glass. Rifleman is lower quality glass.


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Old 05-26-2020, 09:45 PM   #16
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I have Leupold and Vortex glass on my rifles. I like them both but if I had to choose it would be Leupold.
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Old 05-26-2020, 10:32 PM   #17
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Freedom series uses the previous generation VX3 glass. Rifleman is lower quality glass.


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Is this for real? If so, the Freedom series seems like a real good buy!
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Old 05-26-2020, 10:35 PM   #18
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Is this for real? If so, the Freedom series seems like a real good buy!


Yes thatís for real.


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Old 05-27-2020, 07:47 AM   #19
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Another plus for Leupold is the Forever Warranty - which means it doesn't matter if you are the 10th owner of that scope - it's covered under warranty.

So, buying your Leupold used is always an option.
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Old 05-27-2020, 08:28 AM   #20
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Leupold gets the nod from me ... Redfield is just as good as Leupold is manufacturing them now ...
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Old 05-27-2020, 08:33 AM   #21
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I would give Athlon a shot I really like mine .
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Old 05-27-2020, 11:08 AM   #22
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Old 05-27-2020, 11:14 AM   #23
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Leupold gets the nod from me ... Redfield is just as good as Leupold is manufacturing them now ...
Caution - this is only true of the Redfield Revolution - for which I am a big fan off. A goto scope for me, I have several.

But all of the rest of the Redfield scopes Are Not made in USA.
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Old 05-27-2020, 11:06 PM   #24
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Low end leupold vs low end vortex? Easy: leupold.

Get up into razor prices and you'd have a harder decision.
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Old 05-27-2020, 11:37 PM   #25
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I feel like it depends on how you hunt. I've been to places that have 100yd shots that Vortex would do the trick. I've also been on ranches where I was 300 yards away. I think the situation dictates your decision. Thats why I have multiple rifles with different set-ups.
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Old 05-28-2020, 12:23 AM   #26
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If you can get ahold of both brands of scope at a comparable price point and look through them side by side at first or last light, you'll see exactly why Leupold is highly recommended.
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Old 05-28-2020, 04:00 AM   #27
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Old 05-28-2020, 12:12 PM   #28
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Where are Vortex made? That's what I thought...Leupold all the way.
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Old 05-28-2020, 12:21 PM   #29
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If you can get ahold of both brands of scope at a comparable price point and look through them side by side at first or last light, you'll see exactly why Leupold is highly recommended.
This has been my experience as well.
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Old 05-29-2020, 08:37 PM   #30
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Low end leupold vs low end vortex? Easy: leupold.

Get up into razor prices and you'd have a harder decision.
Not sure I follow. From the research Iíve done, the VX5/6HD scopes are optically BETTER than many Zeiss and Swaros. Not necessarily better all around, but thatís a serious compliment.
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Old 05-29-2020, 08:54 PM   #31
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Leupold

Somebody say that already?
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Old 05-29-2020, 09:12 PM   #32
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Low end leupold vs low end vortex? Easy: leupold.

Get up into razor prices and you'd have a harder decision.

That might be true, but at some point weight comes into play and Leupold wins again.


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Old 05-29-2020, 10:00 PM   #33
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Not sure I follow. From the research Iíve done, the VX5/6HD scopes are optically BETTER than many Zeiss and Swaros. Not necessarily better all around, but thatís a serious compliment.


I have the VX5HD, VX6HD and Swaro Z5.

While the Leupolds are very good, the Swaro is just a tad better.


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