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Old 03-05-2014, 2:41 PM
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Default Anyone have experience with Redfield scopes?

Been looking into a scope for my AR, and found this scope. But after some googling, haven't really found a whole lot of customer reviews for this scope, or the whole brand really. Thoughts?

http://www.riflegear.com/p-2036-redf...e-tac-moa.aspx
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Old 03-05-2014, 8:16 PM
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Be sure to look though one first. They are great on paper, but very unimpressive in person. I shot one on a friends rifle a few weeks ago, and the image distorted on the outer 20% and clear in the center.

There is no free lunch, though on paper this scope looks awesome - check it out first.

I'd spend a little more on a Ziess or Leupold on the bottom of those lines. You will appreciate it later. Good advice is to wait a while and save up to get good glass.

Good rule of thumb is never spend less than $300 at discount for glass.
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Old 03-06-2014, 6:34 AM
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I have one for an AR, currently its sitting on a rem 700 308. I've been using it at 400 yds without a problem or issue. I think its well worth the money, especially for an AR. I will say this, my Nikon prostaff is slightly clearer.
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Old 03-06-2014, 7:07 AM
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Its basically a 1" tube hunting scope with some "tactical" dressings.

The turret setup is a bit weird to me... I rather just have something in MIL/MIL or MOA/MOA.

I would take the time to seek one out to check out in person before buying, and also compare to other options on the market.
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Old 03-06-2014, 7:14 AM
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That's what it is. A revenge with tactical turrets. Those turrets on an AR are easy to use. They calibrated for 55gr, setup is easier. Well for me.
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I owned a redfield scope before they went bankrupt the first time. Now they are owned and warrantied by Leupold. Mine is on a 22-250 and it is very sharp, I have taken out ground squirrels at over 300 yards with it. I love my scope but maybe the complaint is over parallax adjustments? Mine has adjustments for it.
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Check out the Made in USA Redfield scopes - Yes I have one, will have two next week. Good quality, no BS warranty.

http://www.redfield.com/riflescopes/

Enjoy and please try to buy Made in USA products.

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Old 03-11-2014, 7:08 AM
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I have looked through a few at various show and one or two here at work. They seem to be quality scopes for the price. I believe they also come with an elevation turret calibrated for a .308/168 grain bullet flying ar 2650 fps. I would not hesitate putting one of them on my AR.

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I have that scope. Ask me any questions you may have.

1-The BDC turrets don't match my ammo. I don't reload, I use store bought.

2-The turrets don't have markings on them at all. So you can't ignore the BDC turrets and make the clicks on your own.

3-The glass is very clear.

4-It is build tough. Tougher and heavier than any of my Nikons.

5-The recticle works. It is setup at 2 MOA per hash mark.

The only downfall is that they don't include a turret that just has plain 1/4 marks.

I ended up just buying a turret wrap or label from http://customturretsystems.com/
Now the scope is perfect.

Here is another alternative for the same price that wasn't available back then.

http://www.redfield.com/_media/downl...9x40_scope.pdf

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...G&Q=&A=details

If I were to do it over again I'd go with the Revenge, but it wasn't available back then. People complained and they just fixed the issue and made a new scope. As for the company Redfield it is owned by Leupold and they are out of Oregon.

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I have 2 6x18 varmint scopes from the 90's. Very good scopes. Then they went out of business & resurfaces as part of Leupold
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Take a look at Swift Sport Optics
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I have a battle zone on one of the ar's and absolutely love it. I plan on getting another one soon.
My 2 cents if it helps
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The Redfield Revolution line are the only ones made in the USA, others overseas, if that matters. I have a revolution scope on an AR with the BDC reticle, and have no complaints. For the price, a very good value
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I had the revenge with the new ranging reticle, it was too busy for me so I upgraded to a Leupold VX3
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Redfield is good, but it isn't Leupold by any measure. May be made by and owned by but it just isn't. For something in the $150-$250 price range, I would highly suggest anything Nikon or even Bushnell Elite series (it doesn't have to be tactical to be on an AR, rifles are rifles at the end of the day). Both are better than Redfield in my opinion, and both have very well supported lifetime warranties. I have played with a few Redfields, and shot my friends hunting rifle with a 3-9x40 Redfield and although they are far from crap optics, they are not up to par with the big name budget brands. The adjustment turrets are a little cheaper than Nikons, the glass is a little less bright and clear as Nikons, and they are dead equal in price.


Also check out the 1-4x scope in the link below, its $119 and is very well made as well. Thanks fellow Calgunners for turning my head to Primary Arms, they are a great company and I don't know how I have never heard of them until recently.

https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary-...4X-p/pa14x.htm

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