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Older Leupold vari X III vs newer Redfield Revolution scope

Thread in 'Gear Reviews' started by 10 ptr, Nov 17, 2018.

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    Have 5 or 6 of these bought new when they were going for $450+ back in the day over 20 years ago. I understand there have been a lot of developments and improvements in optics., quality has come up and the price has come down....These have served me well over the years and have never failed me. I have picked up 2 of the newer Redfield Revolutions and I currently have one sitting on a 7mm Rem Mag. I was considering taking that off and putting the older Leupold on. They are both 50mm.
    My question is: are the newer Redfields, which I understand are made by Leupold, comparable to my older Leupolds? Or are the older vari X IIIs still better?
     
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    only u eyes can tell
     
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    Yep. Only thing to do is try both and go with the one you prefer. I use a combination of old and new optics. My demands aren't very high but I'm happy with older Leupold optics especially (Redfield and Burris too.)
     
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