Maybe I was misuderstood, when I stated talking at the local gun shop, I meant with seasoned hunters & shooters, not the run of the mill wanna-be's that usually stand behind the counter at some of the larger sporting goods stores some of you may frequent. Sorry I didn't make that clearer.
As for my local gunshop, it's owned and operated by one man with over thirty years experience as a master gunsmith & sporting goods retailer. He has done custom work for individuals up & down the East Coast. He also custom builts side-arms & assualt rifles for the local sheriffs dept. & local citizens. I could send you a brochure if anyone is interested.
I did not mean to imply that the old USA made Redfields were quality scopes, I owned two and they were both sold for Leupold Vari-X III's.
As for the quality of the new Weavers, I agree they are good scopes for the money, however they are an entry-level scope in my opinion and in my opinion you get what you pay for when it comes to optics.
Be it old USA Redfields, new Redfields or new Weavers they're definately not in the same league with a Leupold VX-III.
Again, I apologize for not being clearer.
Edited by Stud Duck