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Low-Power Rifle Scopes

John M
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Re: Low-Power Rifle Scopes

Post by John M » Fri May 10, 2024 3:29 pm

That's odd I cant see my photos
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Re: Low-Power Rifle Scopes

Post by bandit1250 » Fri May 10, 2024 3:35 pm

John M wrote:
Fri May 10, 2024 3:20 pm
All my target shooting is done with an oil skin coat rolled up for a rest. The factory loads shot on the same day were a bit high and left the black square was the point of aim

I am lucky to have some very accurate rifles in my collection, another is a BSA Hunter .222 Rem with Leopold 4x M8 scope.

I buy every clean M8 fixed power scope I find. Has to meet my inspection of tube condition and lenses have to be free of scratches. I usually stop at buying them at 16X. More powerful than 16X I don't care for as the more powerful ones make me feel dizzy. I have about eight 4X Leupolds in gloss finish and some of them are on my shelf waiting to go on a nice 22 or a lever rifle for deer season in the big woods. M8 6X and 12X are favorites of mine.












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John M
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Re: Low-Power Rifle Scopes

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HenryFan
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Re: Low-Power Rifle Scopes

Post by HenryFan » Sat Jun 29, 2024 10:42 am

Blind Hog Finds Acorn!

I closed a deal yesterday on a Leupold M8 2.5-20 scope listed in another forum's classifieds. They are getting somewhat hard to find now and the price seemed reasonable as the seller included shipping in the total cost. These scopes have a good reputation for durability.

No box or papers but that's fine.

A few weeks ago, I got a good deal on a Leupold VX-Freedom 3-9X40 rimfire scope. Not a fixed, low power scope but it was in an unopened box and the price was good.
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Re: Low-Power Rifle Scopes

Post by Hatchdog » Sun Jun 30, 2024 10:45 am

HenryFan wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2024 10:42 am
Blind Hog Finds Acorn!

I closed a deal yesterday on a Leupold M8 2.5-20 scope listed in another forum's classifieds. They are getting somewhat hard to find now and the price seemed reasonable as the seller included shipping in the total cost. These scopes have a good reputation for durability.

No box or papers but that's fine.

A few weeks ago, I got a good deal on a Leupold VX-Freedom 3-9X40 rimfire scope. Not a fixed, low power scope but it was in an unopened box and the price was good.
Nice find HF, those must be very rare. I too just picked up a Freedom 3-9x40. Mine is used but in perfect condition. Great series of scopes.
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Re: Low-Power Rifle Scopes

Post by HenryFan » Sun Jun 30, 2024 1:07 pm

I like and prefer Leupold products and because I am looking for low-power rifle scopes, I am quite ready to buy an older used scope. That said, it is possible that the newer VX-Freedom line optics may be as good or maybe better than the old M8 series.

Still, I am happy with the 2.5-20 M8.
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