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I recently purcahsed a Rem 700 30.06 and it was equipped with a Redfield 3x-9x Golden Five star.  I have doone some research on the internet looking for information for Redfield optics and there doesnt seem to be much available pre-Leupold.  The best I can tell, the gun was manufactured in the late 80's and I would think that the scope is probably late 80's to early 90's?  There are no serial / model numbers, other than the ones inside the caps on the lens covers that I can find.  The scope also has what I beleive is called Accu-range or something to that effect.  I was thinking of replacing the optics with something a bit more modern, but havent decided yet.  Any idea what kind or resale value this particular scope would have?   I would appreciate any information that you may be able to provide. 
Here are a few pictures, I have a few more if you think I may have left out anything that would help with the identification.

Thank you,
David 

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The Golden Five Stars came out in 1985 and ended when Redfield ( Denver ) went out of business in 1997.  They were Redfield's best ROUND scope...although Redfield did make a few Ultimate Illuminators that were round---most of them were widefields.  

They are probably worth a couple of hundred dollars.  I would just keep it.  
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Thanks for the reply.   I got some good info on sighting the scope in from a gentleman with Ironsight today as well. Thanks again!
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The Golden 5-Star was Redfield's budget scope, intended to compete against the Vari X-II Leupold.  They sold for about $150. or more for the 4-12, depending on model in the 1980-90's.  Originally they were built in Denver.  In the 1990's they moved these to Asia and they faded out of the scene, being budget scopes to begin with.
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As I recall the Golden 5 Star was the top of the line Redfield hunting scope. The Tracker was their mid-level scope and the Widefield is where they really got their start.  As a young soldier the cost and quality of Redfield in general and of that of the Golden 5 Star were money very well spent.  I still have a couple of Tracker scopes and a Golden 5 Star. Trust me the old 5 Star is not a bottom of the line budget scope.  I can not speak of what they are today, but in the 80's and built in Denver, I was proud to have them.
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Ah - the Accutrac reticle. I have that on my 3-9 Illuminater, never did use it though.
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