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Anyone tried the new generation of the Leatherwood ART scopes?

Are they as accurate as the old ones or are they just Chinese junk now?

Thanks!

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IMO they are junk...but my wants and needs, as far as shooting and optics go, have changed in five years since owning one. YMMV.
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DO you still own one?  Which one?
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I have and regularly use the M1000 mounted on a BAR 30-06.  Shoots 1/2 MOA or better consistently.  Glass is good, mechanically sound, never had a problem with it. 
The M1000 is one of the easiest and fastest "acquisition-to-fire" scopes I've ever used.  It compares optically and mechanically with many much more expensive scopes. 
Leatherwood has undergone some QA problems, but so has every major optics manufacturer at one time or another. I've found that most Leatherwood ART detractors don't own one, most have never seen one and have no understanding of its operation (which explains why some don't like them... they simply don't understand how to use them), but merely repeat misinformation from someone repeating misinformation...
It is a tactical scope that can be used for hunting.  I've not tested it on my .50 BMG, but expect I will get around to it in the not TOO distant future...
 
 
  
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THey are now they are made in china.
 
How long have you had yours? 
 
Are the dials and cams plastic?
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I knew a guy who knew a guy who knew a guy, and he said they weren't very good.

And I trust the guy, so there, KB!


I haven't seen a Leatherwood in a few years, but they never impressed me much.  Never owned one, shot a few back in the day, wouldn't be on the top of my list.

That said, Kickboxer wouldn't point you in the wrong direction.  He owns one, uses it, and recommends it for the circumstances used, that should carry some weight.


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I reviewed a couple of Leatherwood scopes recently and thought that, while much improved, they still have ways to go before I can comfortably recommend them:

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Originally posted by topbrass topbrass wrote:

THey are now they are made in china.
 
How long have you had yours? 
 
Are the dials and cams plastic?
My 3-9 camputer scope is number 049, which would be the 50th off the line.  Its internals are metal.  I have not opened up the M1000, so am not sure.  However, it would be in competition with some of the "top of the line" scopes if the internals were to be plastic.   My M1000 is one of the earliest models to hit the market... can't remember how long ago, now, but over two years for that one.  They have both participated in the transition of a large number of deer into food...
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Is your 3-9 Vietnam era?
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