Leupold scope ???

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    Coldair
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    I am simply wondering how on earth can the Leupolds be so light weight and have such crystal clear bright optics?

    I am aware of the 2 airgun scopes such as the VX3 EFR 6.5-20x40AO and the 3-9x EFR but are there any other Leupold

    scopes currently available for close focusing distances for air gun use (PCPs)? Any recommendations? Anything close?

    Just revisited a couple of old Leupy scopes on older guns that aren't used anymore and noticed how much clearer and

    brighter they are compared to all of the other brands of scopes I have on other currently shot guns including much higher

    priced Bushnell and Sightron scopes. My recently purchased Aztec Emerald and MTC Viper Pro can't even compare!

    I notice a really big difference in overall clarity and had forgotten how clear the Leupys were until today even viewing

    through them in the evening.

    TIA

    CA

     

     

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    The 4-12 Mark AR with Mildot will focus down to 25 yards and is another little lightweight badass. Plus I love the kinda tactical look of it . There's a reason Leupold continue s to keep their place at the head of the table . Great glass , lightweight, and killer customer service.

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    Tweeter
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    Love my 3-9×33 EFR but would like to check out that Mark AR for the mildot reticle (or send mine into the custom shop).   I agree they are very nice scopes with great glass.

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    FredAZ
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    Their 35X competition scope is awesome for punching holes in paper….focuses easily down to <10yards.

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    ShootistX
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    Been preaching it for years. Nobody listens to me. The Leupold 6.5×20-40 EFR is one of, if not the finest scope you can top an airgun with.

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    FredAZ
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    ShootistX

    Been preaching it for years. Nobody listens to me. The Leupold 6.5×20-40 EFR is one of, if not the finest scope you can top an airgun with.

    That's my "other" scope when not just pushing pellets and need more FOV.   You are right, it's a winner!

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    Matt247365
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    Love my 3-9×33 EFR but would like to check out that Mark AR for the mildot reticle (or send mine into the custom shop).   I agree they are very nice scopes with great glass.

    I have an order in to the custom shop for a VX-Freedom 3-9x33mm EFR. Had it built with a mil dot reticle and patrol dials. I'm patiently (yeah right) 9 weeks into the 8-10 week wait so it should be in my hands soon. Can't wait to try it out on my .22 Veteran Shorty! I will do a mini review when it arrives :)

     

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    Here's a Mark AR Mod 1  4-12×40 on my .25 shorty. It will focus under 20yds. Love it!

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    Coldair
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    Hey thanks for all of the replies! Keep them coming!

    I must add that the Leupold glass seems to not have any kind of yellowish tint or hue like some other scopes out there. Just clean and clear optics.

    It is really just too bad they don't make EFR side focus with mildot or mil reticles from the factory.

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    JW652
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    The 6.5-20X40 EFR is a good, simple design, that has withstood the test of time in a world of heavy "Tactical" scopes.

    Lens size: The 40mm objective lens was standard on Leupold for many years for good reason. It permits the manufacturer to use better glass. The larger the lens, the harder (or more costly) it is to minimize chromatic aberration (.light dispersion ). If you have a 56mm lens and a 40mm lens at the same price point, the 40mm will have better glass.

    Objective focus: Objective focus uses at least one less lens than SF and will have a clearer sight picture at the same price point.

    Focal length: Objective focal length is the distance between the objective lens and the erector tube. Notice how long the front part of the tube is on this scope. Long focal length also mitigates aberration and enhances image quality in this scope.

     

    Simply put, Leupold got it right.

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    bubblerboy64
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    No question Leopold makes GREAT scopes and I've owned a bunch of them.   Other manufactures are very close and I'm not paying the difference of late.  Nikon X1000 is one I like a lot. Better then vortex which seems to get all the press.  It used to be Leopold and Weaver.  There are more options today.   Even some of the cheap stuff ain't too bad.  I've got a couple Osprey scopes which so far seem decent 

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    Mike_Lenardon
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    Leupold Mark AR in 4-12 x 40 is phenomenal. So impressed with it that I am ordering it's big brother for an Edgun R5 I just purchased.

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