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Hi all, I am new to this forum and am wondering if anyone here has purchased and used this Leatherwood scope. If so do you like it and would you recommend it on a AR?
 
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Hi all,
 
I was hoping for quick guidance 'cause I need to decide ASAP if I should pull the trigger on this deal or not but obviously since this scope is new to the market this group may not be familiar with it. I called leatherwood yesterday and spoke to John who was polite and helpful. It appears they are very proud with the work they've done on this scope (quality glass and reticule proprietary mounting) and they highly recommend it but they are the manufacturer after all.
 
Only reason I am doing away with what's on my LMT now, a reddot/laser combo, is that at 150 yards the old eyes are no longer doing their job and my accuracy's been suffering so I am trying to find a happy compromise of small package, 4x when needed, and the low light capability of a red/green dot. Leaning toward a green dot btw. Your advice will be greatly appreciated.
 
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 Wanted  to WELCOME you to OT,gcp.
 
  I'm just not familiar with those type scopes but there are lots of guys here who are. I'm sure you'll get replies before long. Meanwhile I'll make sure your thread stays up top.
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Thank you sir!!
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That scope just started shipping two weeks ago so not many are out there.  We were very impressed with the one we played with and could not believe the price.
  
 
 
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Chris, sounds like I need to order one then, where do I call you to talk to you?
 
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 Here you go,gcp:
 
 Or you can order on-line by clicking on the web address in Chris' post.
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Thank you, I already have that contact number but been having a bit of an issue with the girl that answers the phone since yesterday, it seems SWFA is much too busy to talk to me. I even left my name and number but no call back as of yet and tried to get a hold of Chris a few minutes ago but he was not available. I'll try again in a bit or Chris you can call me when you have some free time to talk through this scope and take my order.
 
Thanks again,
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I would ask for Christopher, Brady, or Stephanie....
 
PS you may not want you number to be out there like that....


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Thank you for the added numbers. I too thought twice about posting my number but hope our small community will respect it. If on the other hand the moderator things it'll be best for it not to appear please feel free to delete it.
 
Thanks again for all your help gentemen!
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I talked to Chris, and purchased the scope per his recommendation, so please remove my phone number as I see no way of editing it myself.
 
Thanks again for all your help gang, I'll report back on what I think of it once I receive and use it.
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   Thunbs Up  Thunbs Up    We'll be waiting,gcp!
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 
   Thunbs Up  Thunbs Up    We'll be waiting,gcp!
 
Yes we will.  Hope you stick around and share your experience and enjoy the OT as much as we all do!
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Sorry you had a hard time getting through today but right after I made that post the tornado sirens went off and there was a tornado on the ground a few miles from our location so we were all in the conference room. 
 
 
The storm had just passed when you got through to me earlier.  Good talking to you, let us know your impressions after you get the scope.
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wow thats too close.
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Should be interesting to hear your review of it as the price sounds quite reasonable.
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Thanks again to Chris, and to the rest of the gang. I'll stick around for sure to provide feedback as I am sure many here will be interested in this scope.
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Here's my other AR fitted with a fixed 16X.........
 
 
Yep, repeat customer.
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The CMR arrived! Most excellent service by the SWFA personnel as I ordered on Thursday evening and the scope is in my hands today (Alabama).

 

First the bad news, I thought I had 30mm see through scope mounts but I don't. Hope to land a set by Friday, I hope.

 

The rest is all good news. The scope is surprisingly heavy duty so it feels rock solid (reminds me of the SWFA SS in a way), the glass is very clear in daylight (will try dusk capability in an hour or so), the green dot/horseshoe is strong and the crosshairs and other displayed info is clearly visible even to my tired eyes, the controls are user friendly, and last but not least the packaging the scope arrived in was A+, a small detail of professionalism that cannot, should not go unnoticed. Of course the proof's in the shooting so I will reserve judgment until the weekend but to those of us that claim that the made in China logo is a definite node of disapproval, I would say it appears that the Chinese are going by way of Japan, and I do remember the days when the Japanese products were considered much inferior to the made in the USA products only to eventually surpass us in practically every category.

 

Now back to the garage for a bit more fondling Smile

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A couple of pics of the scope half way mounted onto the LMT. It looks like it belongs and what's sweet is it allows me to also install this Sig flashlight/laser combo onto the rifle's flattop so there's no need for extra hand guard rails. I like it when things work out.
 
 
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Dusk visibility, even at dark 30, is very good, as good as my naked eye. Only imperfection I've noticed is from the 5-11 settings there appears to be the ever slightest green reflection at about 10 o'clock in the glass. Nothing that'll annoy me and I'm one perfectionist.

As far as I’m concerned it’s certainly thumbs up for this scope, and at this price it’s a no brainer.

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I was thinking about ordering that scope , thanks for doing a little review on it. I'm looking forward to the range review. By the way, i was wondering way you were using see-through scope ring (are you using an A-2 front sight post)?

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Wowza, do you really mount those things that high and that far back?  I could not even use them in those positions.  Thats just cwazy. 
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These mounts are what I had available for the pics. But the right size see throughs may become necessary if I am to also mount the laser/flashlight onto the flattop. Wish I could work it to where I could also use the stock sights, as back-ups, but it doesn't appear to be doable. I'll post the final set-up when I'm done.
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Optimally the back edge of the eyepiece should be close to even with the charging handle position.  The center of the scope should be at the same level as the iron sights are.  I think you need to forget about the light and if you have to have it get somekind of rail that will mount on your handguard. 

Get a Burris PEPR mount, it will allow you to mount it at the right height, at least for shooting standing up and will allow you to put the scope forward enough. 
 
With the right fold down sights, I could mount it under this scope/mount combo without much problem.  But since I did not buy a quick release mount, there is not much point.


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