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I have a couple of older Redfield scopes and wanted to know what the board's opinion of them is.  I understand that the company went belly up and the newer offerings are of lesser quality than the older ones.


I have a 1992 or so Redfield Illuminator 3X9X42 and a early 80's Redfield Widefield 3X9.  The scopes have given me excellent service, no problems to date.  Are these the top-of-the-line scopes from Redfield?  How does their quality compare to other top line scopes such as Leupold?


The 3X9X42 is particularly bright and is mounted on a 1976 Remington 700 30.06.


The older 3X9 Widefield is mounted on a Ruger .270 M77.  It has held up well with no problems to date.


I am considering replacing the older widefield model, but looking through it tonight it is still very bright and I wonder if "modern" scopes are any better.


Thanks in advance



Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/29/2006 at 01:01
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The Redfield Widefield was one of Redfield's better scopes at that time.  I had one up on a Remington .30-06, and it worked fine.  Today's scopes are better and brighter, however.  That's why I "traded up" and no longer have that scope. 

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