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Old 11-12-2018, 11:22 AM
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Man this thread just cost me 257$ and a new leupy scope!!!



My Nikon EFR might be up for sale soon as a result.

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Old 11-12-2018, 11:29 AM
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Regarding Nikon: I have a ProStaff 3-9x40 on an AR and I like it a lot. Before that I had tried a Bushnell Dusk to Dawn 3-9 and hated the quality, one outing with it was too much.

I like Nikons but I chose a Leupold VX-3i 2.5-8 for a CZ 527 due to the ocular size. The 527 like the rimfire models has a high bolt throw. I heard reports that Nikons would need higher rings to clear the bolt throw.

The VX-3i image quality is outstanding and superior to the Nikon. The VX-Freedom EFR is great too. I haven’t shot it yet but hope to shoot it side by side with the Nikon and the 3i to compare.

I wish I had purchased a Nikon EFR when they were on sale last year. The new model looks great too. They do have a noticeably larger ocular lens than leupolds though, so I would probably not use one on my CZ 455 and that was one of the main things driving me to the Leupold EFR.

It has a very sleek profile and it feels right on this long slim rifle.
I recently sold a prostaff 4x32 bc of that very thing happening on my 452. eyepiece was simply getting in the way of the bolt. Got a new leupy 4x28 rimfire on it now and its much better.

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Old 11-16-2018, 05:51 AM
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What are the choices of scope caps? I don't like what I've read about fitment problems with the Leupold caps and Butler Creek suggests using black tape if their cap is too big.
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Butler creek multi-flex covers if the regular butler creek covers arent in a good fitment range.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:56 AM
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When I call the Optic Zone, they have always been able to get me a perfect fit for Butler Creek covers on Leupold scopes and other brands as well. I used to hate trying to order the right size BC covers, but they make it easy.
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I'm using the size medium neoprene scope cover for this. It fits and works well.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I would prefer the Alumina flip up covers, but the cost is outrageous and I can't rationalize spending that much.

I have flip up Butler Creek covers on a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40, but I have been putting the neoprene covers on my AO scopes. Does anyone want to share reports / pictures of flip up covers on this scope?

EDIT: It looks like the price went up a bit. It was $17.53 when I purchased it.
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:15 AM
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I said the heck with it and made my own.

Some leftover oak plywood from my oldest boy's shop project years ago, some 1/32" plywood from my RC airplane building, hole saws, elastic from the sewing box and some epoxy to harden the thin oak ply collar. It's a trick to be able to drill the oak plywood with two different hole saw sizes and get the collar to come out without breaking. Epoxy the collar to the 1/32" ply and coat the collar with epoxy to harden it. Once this stage is done small slits cut in the caps for the elastic and line the inside with some 1mm closed cell foam. Pictures later.

BTW, love the dickens out of this scope.
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:43 AM
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What are the choices of scope caps? I don't like what I've read about fitment problems with the Leupold caps and Butler Creek suggests using black tape if their cap is too big.
I use the Leupold neoprene scope cover and really like it. I found it on sale at a mom 'n pops gas/grocery store in the boonies
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I put one of the new Freedom 3-9X33 EFR on my 452 FS 22 Lr. I actually think it is a clearer scope than the older ones I had. I like this new one so well last month I ordered two more from my LGS and haven't put them on any rifles yet. They are priced right.
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I put one of the new Freedom 3-9X33 EFR on my 452 FS 22 Lr. I actually think it is a clearer scope than the older ones I had. I like this new one so well last month I ordered two more from my LGS and haven't put them on any rifles yet. They are priced right.
I guess we should start calling you the Leupold Guy.

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Old 11-18-2018, 01:53 PM
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I will never catch up to that guy on here that has all those Weaver scopes.
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I put one of the new Freedom 3-9X33 EFR on my 452 FS 22 Lr. I actually think it is a clearer scope than the older ones I had. I like this new one so well last month I ordered two more from my LGS and haven't put them on any rifles yet. They are priced right.
They aren't looking so ugly anymore with that price eh guys?
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That's the lowest price I've seen on those. Sixty dollars more everywhere. Do they carry other Leupolds for such pricing?
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