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Heavy recoil scopes?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by 284guy, May 26, 2009.

  1. 284guy

    284guy Woodburn Member

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    I recently bought a Thompson Encore with a 45/70 barrel and a 375 H&H mag barrel. I went out to the gun range last night and the scope on the 375 lasted 12 shots before falling apart inside, the scope on the 45/70 made it 8 shots before the reticle fell apart inside. These were new low end simmons "8 point" scopes that came with the rifle. Anyone have any ideas on a good scope for heavy recoil? I have a cople Lupold scopes i could put on the barrels, but Id hate to blow them up too. ones a 4x and the other is a 2x7. anyone have any suggestions? Im kinda partial to Burris scopes, but open to any good optic.
     
  2. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    Leupold. Without a doubt.

    You should hear the testing machines they have in their manufacturing department, banging away at test scopes all day and all night.

    Overall, I'd recommend calling them, and asking them how their testing relates to real setups and what they have seen. You won't have to wait if you call early, betweem probably 7:30AM PST-4:30PM PST.

    From their website..
    * LEUPOLD PRODUCT SERVICE - U.S.A.
    Leupold & Stevens, Inc.
    14400 NW Greenbrier Parkway
    Beaverton, OR 97006-5790
    * Leupold & Stevens, Inc.
    P.O. box 688
    Beaverton, OR 97075-0688

    Tel: 1-800-LEUPOLD or (503) 526-1400
    Fax: (503) 352-7621
    E-mail: productspecialist@leupold.com
     
  3. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    +1 for Leupold. Not only are they unlikely to "blow up", if anything like that happens Leupold will fix them for free! You don't have to be the one that bought it new for it to be covered either. Just last year I had a '60s vintage 3-9x40 that had belonged to my father-in-law and had seen rough use repaired. No questions asked. Well, they did ask what was wrong, but that was it. They would have even paid to ship it back to me.
     
  4. n47587

    n47587 creswell Member

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    i have a burris scope on my tc and have never had a failure in the 12 years i have had it. Based on a .44 mag right now, but has traveled between dif calibers. they also have a life time warrenty.
    Kyle
     
  5. bmw2

    bmw2 Mount Vernon, Wa Active Member

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    Don't forget that Leupold is now making the Redfield scopes and they also come with the Leupold lifetime warranty. Plus they're around $150.
     
  6. Bigbaddude

    Bigbaddude West linn Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have had a Leupold VX-III 1.5-5 X 20 on a 458 mag with about 5 boxes of 510 gr bullets threw it and it still works GREAT!
     
  7. BillCh

    BillCh Vancouver Active Member

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    You may want to consider Nightforce. I've got a couple and they are very stout.
    Maybe something in like a NXS Compact in a 2.5x10.
    Just a thought.

    B