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#205614 - 02/15/20 12:57 AM Re: Leupold scope Fail...again [Re: Holler]
BIZZMO
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I don't know of a handgun scope that has an erector housing thats beefy enough for constant dial-up shooting, I know they have the cds system but it's more of a gimmick than a reliable elevation set-up.such as a nightforce s&b or even a leupold mk5.just sight it in and hold over for long ranges.I know that's not what you're looking for but such a thing doesn't exist right now.

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#205618 - 02/15/20 06:22 PM Re: Leupold scope Fail...again [Re: BIZZMO]
BBwheelgunner
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 Originally Posted By: BIZZMO
I don't know of a handgun scope that has an erector housing thats beefy enough for constant dial-up shooting, I know they have the cds system but it's more of a gimmick than a reliable elevation set-up.such as a nightforce s&b or even a leupold mk5.just sight it in and hold over for long ranges.I know that's not what you're looking for but such a thing doesn't exist right now.


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#205627 - 02/16/20 01:06 PM Re: Leupold scope Fail...again [Re: BBwheelgunner]
wvhitman
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Brendon, I had a 4X Leupold on my FA .475L for several hundred rounds without problems using all bullet weights. No problems. Switched to an UltraDot for several hundred rounds without problems.
JD Jones told me years ago he thought the old Simmons 2-7X was the toughest scope he could find to test on his JDJ rounds. I have 3, one on a .416 Taylor Encore for 500+ rounds, one on a Taurus Raging Bull .500 S&W for 500+ rounds, and one on a .41 Mag. Raging Bull for 300+ rounds. I've never had a problem with them.
I don't know if the newer 2-6X Simmons are as tough. Maybe someone could chime in on experiences with it.
A lot of people (as well as JD) gripe about the Burris variables. I'm using 10 3-12 Blexes and 2 2-7 non Bplexes on guns
and had exactly one problem (non function reticle) in the last 18 years. JD just shakes his head.

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#205690 - 02/20/20 09:43 PM Re: Leupold scope Fail...again [Re: wvhitman]
Willicd76
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I guess you should have left the as issued turret on it. It's been beaten to death that Leupold doesn't have stellar tracking even when not abused with severe recoil. Why buy a Leupold and expect something different? Maybe you can talk sightron or nightforce into making a pistol scope!


Edited by Willicd76 (02/20/20 09:46 PM)

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#206103 - 03/20/20 11:36 PM Re: Leupold scope Fail...again [Re: Willicd76]
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I've had really good luck with scopes on heavy recoiling handguns..I have a 2.5 - 7x Simmons Gold Medal on my 411/338 Win Mag, a Bushnell 2 - 6x on my 475/350 Mag, a 2.5 - 8x Nikon on my 416 Barnes, a Bushnell 2 - 6x on my 500 S&W, and a 2.5 - 8x on my 445 Super Mag. I've never had a problem with any of them..steel bases and steel rings. Many others on different pistols, but these are what's on my heavy kickers. When I had a 376 Steyr, I had a Burris Variable on it. I never had an issue with that one either.
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#206900 - 05/25/20 10:30 AM Re: Leupold scope Fail...again [Re: Franchise]
Dano in Mexico
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Hey Holler, In 2011 while prepping for an upcoming elk hunting trip, I had a Leupold 2.5 x 8 that also had an M1 elevation turret put on it by the custom shop. It was mounted on a FA M83 with TSOB base and three rings. The gun and load had showed tremendous long range potential. After less than 100 rounds that turret just couldn?t take the recoil and it flew off and landed behind me (luckily not striking me in the face). I sent it back and just told Leupold to put a standard turret on it. I think it was just asking too much of that set up. I have yet to have a fail of any other Leupold that was left standard. Good luck.

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