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I am thinking about buying a Leupold Premier LPS 3.5 x 14 x 50. Have any of you owned this scope and what do you think about them. Also: Where do you think I can find one for sale and what is the going price?  Thanks!

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They don't have a duplex-just a german 4
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I'd givem' a call and see if they could get one sooner
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You won't regret the purchase of a #4 reticle.  I also was a standard duplex guy, but I've lately fallen for the #4.

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+1 on the #4.
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+2. I wish #4 reticles were available in more scopes. I own 2 with that reticle and they are 2 I will probably never let go.
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Originally posted by johnnyo johnnyo wrote:

They don't have a duplex-just a german 4
Lucky You ---Go for it.
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I am more concerned about the Quality of the scope- Has anybody owned one of these?(Leupold LPS 3.5 x 14)  I would really like some opinions!  Thanks!
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The Lps was replaced and discontinued by the vx7 as it really didn't make the expectations of competing with the better euro scopes. If you got one for a really good price it would be worth it.
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I thought that Leupold had a falling out with Premier and thats why they discontinued the scope! 
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what has the lps got to do with premier??
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Originally posted by Dale Clifford Dale Clifford wrote:

what has the lps got to do with premier??


Leupold Premier Scope
Premier scopes/reticles
Two different entities.

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I get it. I thought it was leupold premium scope anyway.

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Back to the original question. I do own  a 3.5x14x52 lps scope. It is the first design with the ao which was manufactured before they made the side focus model. This scope resides on my Browning A bolt 7mm mag. I have had this scope on this rifle for most of this century and have used it every year hunting. I have absolutely no complaints with it. As a matter of fact, I also have  a 2.5x10x45 lps on my 270 and a 1.5x6x42 on my 450 Marlin. All three scopes have been used now for several years and still are trouble free. My opinion is that these are excellent hunting scopes. This is my personal experience with them, hope this helps.
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one good thing-- even though the scope is discontinued, any warranty problems  would be taken care of.
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Thanks Trigger Slap- Thats the kind of reply I was hoping to get-from somebody who has field tested these scopes. Is your reticle the duplex? All I can find is the german 4! Also-Do you remember about what you gave for the 3.5x14? I was hoping this was a quality scope and the story goes that it was only discontinued because Leuopold and premier optical had a falling out!(If thats true I'm not really sure)  Thanks again for your time!
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Originally posted by johnnyo johnnyo wrote:

Thanks Trigger Slap- Thats the kind of reply I was hoping to get-from somebody who has field tested these scopes. Is your reticle the duplex? All I can find is the german 4! Also-Do you remember about what you gave for the 3.5x14? I was hoping this was a quality scope and the story goes that it was only discontinued because Leuopold and premier optical had a falling out!(If thats true I'm not really sure)  Thanks again for your time!
I guess you missed the part -- the premier leupold scope has nothing to do with premier reticles you were misinformed. The LPS was discontinued because it didn't cut the grade when leupold brought out the vx7 and was dropped.
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My scopes all have the duplex reticle, but the German#4 is probably better in low light.
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Hey Dale:  You missed the point. You evidently don't know the history.  In 1990 premier reticles started working exclusively with Leupold-making and installing factory reticles'preforming warranty work and retrofitting customers personal Leupolds. They introduced the LPS (Leupold Premier Scopes) line in 1997. In 2005 Premier reticles ended their relationship with Leupold. It also marked the end on all work on Leupold spotting and riflescopes. The two companies were in a partnership whether you want to believe it or not.
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I know about the relationship but it has nothing to do with the leupolds scope. Premier replaced the reticles with mil-dots for vx and other models and did some other work on special order. Premier later became Premier Heritage which I guess you think is a later model leupold. opps I didn't say that. If you can get one for about 50%, the warranty and service is still good, and like alot of old scopes out there still work great.
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Leupolds long-standing relationship with Premier Reticles consisted of Premier installing custom reticles in Leupolds and later performing some warranty work under license by Leupold.  Leupold likewise honored the warranty on scopes modified by Premier.  Eventually, Premier did enough work on Leupolds that they limited their modifications exclusively to Leupolds.
 
Shortly after Premier's owner, Dick Thomas, passed away, Premier and Leupold severed their relationship, with Leupold no longer honoring the warranty of any scope not modified by Leupold.  This was somewhere in the '04, '05 time frame coinciding with Premier deciding to make their own scopes.
 
Having said all this, Premier Reticles had absolutely no connection to the LPS.  The word "Premier" in the LPS name simply infers that it was their top of the line scope model at the time.  Premier Reticles had nothing to do with the design or manufacture of the LPS scope except perhaps to install a custom reticle as requested by a customer, the same as with any other Leupold scope.
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