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Old 08-25-2011, 05:54 PM
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can not decide on weather to put a gloss or matte scope on my 452 fs. either weaver 2-7, vortex 2-7 or leupold 2-7. only the leupold comes in gloss. any comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:59 PM
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I haven't scoped mine but I was thinking matte.
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:23 PM
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I currently have an old Leupold Vari - X II on mine, but was thinking about upgrading to a compact 3X9. I think I would prefer matte since the receiver on the 452 is matte.

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Old 08-25-2011, 06:38 PM
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Regardless of the rifle's finish, I prefer matte black for all sights, but it may not be a deal-breaker. And I'll even mix it w/ polished mounts.
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:47 PM
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I buy all my scopes in a Matte finish. The reason is that they will go with any finish on a firearm. Matte will look good on a stainless rifle, a dull blue rifle and even a polished blued rifle.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:00 PM
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This reminds me of the Coke vs Pepsi commercial arguments or perhaps `do men prefer blonds or brunets'? No matter your choice (matte or black) it has little if any bearing on where the little holes appear on the target paper.

Get whatever you think will match your outfit for the day.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:10 PM
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can not decide on weather to put a gloss or matte scope on my 452 fs. either weaver 2-7, vortex 2-7 or leupold 2-7. only the leupold comes in gloss. any comments would be greatly appreciated.
I worried over the same decision for weeks before I decided. After owning for about 8 months I think I have had 3 sets of sights and 4 different scopes with different finish rings, and you know what? They all look good. Right now it has a Weaver rv7, 2-7 28 in matte with gloss rings, it still looks good but the rv7 has some short eye relief. It is a nice and clear scope, but I really need to turkey neck to get a full sight picture. Moral of the story, worry about the scope function more than the look, the FS makes a nice package as long as you don't get a scope too big.

The typical FS accuracy deserves an accurate scope. A great fit, all things considered is the Leupold efr. 3x9-33. On the edge of enough mag for target work, but ao is a must for targets, they are small and light for a 3x9 and the ocular is nice and small for the high bolt lift of cz. They make a regular efr and a rimfire efr, one has fine cross, one doesn't - one is gloss, one isn't. The clearidge 3x9 is a nice substitute and is available in all combinations.

http://theopticzone.com/products-pag...idge/ultra-rm/

The leupy:

http://theopticzone.com/products-pag...-duplex-matte/

http://theopticzone.com/products-pag...-duplex-gloss/

You can get the gloss leupy cheaper from cabelas.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:26 PM
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Two of my three FS rifles are scoped, both with matte.
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I'm still looking for something smaller and lower but it will be matt.

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minority vote

I put a gloss Leupold with polished rings on my Lux, and I think it looks dandy. Don't overlook Leupold Shotgun scopes when looking for a more compact scope for your 452, they have a parallax setting of 75 yards, which works out pretty good for me.
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:23 AM
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I put a gloss Leupold with polished rings on my Lux, and I think it looks dandy. Don't overlook Leupold Shotgun scopes when looking for a more compact scope for your 452, they have a parallax setting of 75 yards, which works out pretty good for me.
I would love to see a photo of that
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:25 AM
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I went with a gloss Leupy 2-7 on my UL and I think it looks right. I do wish my UL was also gloss blue, guess I'm just old school. Grandpa's guns were all gloss blue with nice walnut stocks and to me that's what a hunting rifle should be!
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For my hunting rifles I make all of mine as dull (matte) as I can. The last thing I need is a reflection. It is true, in the old days most of the quality scopes were high gloss. Then again, I used to cover my rifles, when hunting, with box covers and bow tape so they were all camouflaged anyways and none of the gloss finish ever showed.
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:22 PM
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For my hunting rifles I make all of mine as dull (matte) as I can. ... It is true, in the old days most of the quality scopes were high gloss. ....
Understood. In my case, I don't hunt, and I am a retro kind of guy, so I personally wish there was more gloss finish available. Different strokes for different folks.
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