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Old May 6, 2021, 01:26 PM   #26
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As I see it you have 3 options
1, use it as is. Obviously not ideal.
2, sell it, try to get your 45 back and put it towards a now optic
3, get it refurbished, will probably last you the rest if your life

Personally I would get it refurbished. I hate wasting or tossing things that can be repaired.
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Old May 7, 2021, 09:22 AM   #27
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Lucas, Why is Leupold a better used buy than Vortex, Meopta, Zeiss, Burris or any of the rest of a long list of manufacturers who honor their lifetime warranty without proof of purchase?
Over the years I've owned dozens of Leupold scopes.

Leupold offers a lifetime warranty.

I've never had to use it. That's why they are a good deal.
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Old May 9, 2021, 12:48 PM   #28
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Denver Redfields are legit. Both of my boys have one on hunting rifles I passed down to them. Have 3 3-9 Widefields and one 2-7.

I'd love to be able to buy a Widefield of Denver glass quality with a more modern reticle.
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Old May 9, 2021, 01:40 PM   #29
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In my experience and observation, Vortex does maintain the top spot in terms of customer service in the marketplace for their entire line, which, is one of the broadest. Shipping a new scope overnight to a hunter, manning their call center with actual hunters and shooters during hunting season...no one else even comes close in that respect. Vortex has done a great job in the creation of a "lifestyle brand" which sells not just scopes, but now rangefinders, tripods, etc. It is impressive.

I still say avoid their bottom 1/3 (PST and up) if you are serious about your gear and quality.

If one of my Redfield needs to get worked on, you can bet your bottom dollar I am sending it to Ironsites to get refurbed and change out the reticle to the mil-dot.
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Old May 9, 2021, 09:22 PM   #30
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In my experience and observation, Vortex does maintain the top spot in terms of customer service in the marketplace for their entire line, which, is one of the broadest. Shipping a new scope overnight to a hunter, manning their call center with actual hunters and shooters during hunting season...no one else even comes close in that respect. Vortex has done a great job in the creation of a "lifestyle brand" which sells not just scopes, but now rangefinders, tripods, etc. It is impressive.

I still say avoid their bottom 1/3 (PST and up) if you are serious about your gear and quality.

If one of my Redfield needs to get worked on, you can bet your bottom dollar I am sending it to Ironsites to get refurbed and change out the reticle to the mil-dot.
I would agree. I had a crossfire II and a Diamondback. I am not happy with either. the Diamondback is a budget hunting rifle scope and just ok IMHO. the Crossfire II I had was BAD. mush indistinct clicks. and poor tracking, clicks were not accurate. got vertical movement with horizontal clicks. Had a terrible time getting the rifle zeroed. It was promptly replaced with a PSA.
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Old May 9, 2021, 10:03 PM   #31
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Old technology is best replaced.
Do you drive a 40 yr old vehicle? Why tote around a 40 yr old scope. Spur the economy buy something updated.
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Old May 9, 2021, 11:28 PM   #32
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Old technology is best replaced.
Do you drive a 40 yr old vehicle? Why tote around a 40 yr old scope. Spur the economy buy something updated.
Sounds like an old fudd trying to sound hipster.
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I feel that way about women. Traded out my 65 yr old wife for a 49 yr old girlfriend! :-)
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