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Nikon to Leupold switch

Post by Cofisher » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:03 pm

If I choose to go to the Leupold rim fire, what do I need to look for?
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Re: Nikon to Leupold switch

Post by Cofisher » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:05 pm

I have my heart on a Nikon,...but am open to changing the goal. Warranty being the deciding factor.
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Re: Nikon to Leupold switch

Post by JEBar » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:07 pm

it would be helpful to know if Nikon as a company plans to continue to back the warranty on their scopes
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Re: Nikon to Leupold switch

Post by Cofisher » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:54 pm

Yeah, ditto
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Re: Nikon to Leupold switch

Post by Vaquero » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:55 pm

Not that I've ever had a problem with any of the ones I have, it would be nice to know if they will still warrant thrm.

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Re: Nikon to Leupold switch

Post by markiver54 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:09 pm

Seems to me that unless the whole company was going under, then they would have to honor warranty on any previously sold product. Nicon has a great reputation and I can't see them jeopardizing that. Would be bad for PR. Dunno though, just a thought.
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Re: Nikon to Leupold switch

Post by bandit1250 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:39 am

Vaquero wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:55 pm
Not that I've ever had a problem with any of the ones I have, it would be nice to know if they will still warrant thrm.

I was told at a LGS that if you have a bad scope Nikon would still honor the warranty but more than likely not replace the scope with another scope and would be credit toward items still in production.
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Re: Nikon to Leupold switch

Post by Yornoc3 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:03 am

What I like about the Leupold rimfire scopes is that they're smaller and lighter than most others, so, to me, look better on small .22 rifles. I liked that about the discontinued Weavers, too. Of course, that's just my perspective, others mileage may vary ;) . And there is that lifetime warranty, as well.
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Re: Nikon to Leupold switch

Post by ditto1958 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:35 am

I don’t see any reason to worry about buying either a Nikon or a Leupold scope. Both companies make excellent products, and both back them up. I think I’d go to stores and handle them and look through them and buy the one you like best.

I have scopes from both makers. They are different, but are all really good.
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Re: Nikon to Leupold switch

Post by North Country Gal » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:39 am

As above, we have both Nikon and Leupold rimfire scopes and enjoy them both. I do think the Nikons have better optics for the dollar, but as mentioned, they are full size scopes, basically the same size as their big game scopes. They can overwhelm a small 22 rifle and the large lens housings make it tougher to get a low mount on the gun, especially a lever gun. The Leupold rimfires are a much more classic rimfire scope.
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