Recent content by Duffman1975

  1. D

    VX5 hd, NF SHV, or Razor LHT?

    the glass/coatings are identical between the VX-5HD and the VX-6HD. Not sure if that is what you meant....
  2. D

    VX5 hd, NF SHV, or Razor LHT?

    you are really going to be hard pressed to find a better top-tier optic for hunting that the VX-5/6HD. They are built to take anything you can throw at it, but generally the lightest in terms of weight. The glass is crisp, clear and bright edge to edge (even at high power) and you cant beat them...
  3. D

    OPTICS NOT MADE IN CHINA.

    leupold does not make their own glass. period. end of story. it is all from asia. Leupold puts together components at their plant in Oregon. what small parts are made where or where the scope was designed has nothing to do with what I said. Leupold has modified their website many times...
  4. D

    OPTICS NOT MADE IN CHINA.

    This is not true. If it says Leupold on it, and it goes on a rifle or pistol, its "designed, manufactured, and assembled" in their plant in Oregon. That is what i got directly from one of their customer service dudes.
  5. D

    Leupold 2800 vs Nikon black 4000

    Yes i bought the RX-2800 because of this video. It's truly fantastic. It works just like in the video, Its super quick, had a bright clear display and is repeatable.
  6. D

    Leupold 2800 vs Nikon black 4000

    This was already discussed on another thread a few days ago. But watch this video and buy the RX-2800
  7. D

    Nikon Black 4K vs Vortex Razor 4K vs Sig Kilo 2200

    I had a similar dilemma, and someone pointed me to this youtube video comparision below. And yes, i did go with the RX-2800 and its been nothing short of awesome.
  8. D

    Leopold mk5 5-25 or Vortex gen 2

    I went with the Mark 5 personally. I think the vortex has a slight edge in "glass" during ideal conditions, but overall the Mark 5 performed better in 'non-ideal' lighting such as overcast/low light/glare than the Vortex. At least to my eyes. Plus i don't like the color of the vortex or the...
  9. D

    Leupold RX2800 or others?

    I had the same dilemma as you did, thankfully i found this video on youtube comparing most of the rangefinders i was looking at. Needless to say, i went with the RX-2800 and am very happy with it.
  10. D

    So, what about Leupold Mark 5 ?

    The Leupold illuminated with T3 is $2600 USD retail. Non-illuminated T3 is $2100 USD retail. https://www.eurooptic.com/Leupold-Mark-5-Scopes.aspx?q=ODZlYWM1ZGUtZDgzYy00N2M3LTkyNGItNWI1ZWEyZWExYmY2_ZTc2Yzk3ODItYzI5ZC00YzljLWI4ZDYtOWI4MjZjYTkwNWRh&o=0&p=1&i=48&d=48
  11. D

    Scope for 2K or less New not used!

    You are going to be hard pressed to find something better than the Leupold Mark 5HD for less than $2k. @koshkin did a nice video comparing a bunch of high end scopes, and he said the Mark 5HD was the best bang for the buck.
  12. D

    Hunting scope recommendation for a 6.5 prc rifle?

    If you are talking about a MIL/LE discount, most manufactures provide them. Leupold does offer an awesome discount i can tell you that. https://www.leupold.com/leupold-core/vip-programs
  13. D

    Case trimmer

    I use Little Crows Gunworks trimmer for autoloaders, and 21st century lathe for my precision bolt guns.
  14. D

    Hunting scope recommendation for a 6.5 prc rifle?

    I was speaking from a durability standpoint, but i get what you are saying. Personally, I hardly dial with my hunting scopes, but I recall my dials were accurate and returned to zero when i was doing load testing from 100/200/400/600/800. If i recall, it tracking issue was an early VX-6 issue...
  15. D

    Hunting scope recommendation for a 6.5 prc rifle?

    For a rifle that will be used primarily for hunting, you arent going to be much better than a Leupold VX-5HD or a VX-6HD. They are generally the lightest in weight for comparable scopes, and optically they perform best in low-light and high-glare scenarios. Plus they are built to take anything...