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Anybody have experience with the new Redfield Revolution scopes now that Leupold has bought them?
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I've got a couple. One 3-9x40 and one 2-7x33.  They are pretty scopes in my opinion, especially for the price. I particularly like the Accurange reticle, the big circle around the cross hair center really helps in low light. 
I have/ had three VX-II 2-7x33's and this scope is right there with them,  being just a touch less bright with pretty much equal clarity in my experience. 
It definitely without question is better in all regards than the VX-I 2-7x33 I just sold. I would say overall optic quality is in-between the two but closer to the VX-II.
As far as durability goes....cant say, they haven't been around long enough yet.
Hope this helps.

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BTW, they did more than just buy the Redfield name. The new line of scopes are completely re-engineered from the ground up with current technology according to their website. 
In my experience, this definitely shows.
If you cant tell I think these are nice little scopes on the cheap.

Josh
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Thanks Dude. Your experience seems to match the report in American Rifleman.
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Redfield was huge competition to Leupold way back.I would think Leupold would try to set it sights by going after the Nikon Prostaff line.The Revolution is priced right and is clear but for low light comparison would be on par with the Nikon Prostaff.I haven't found any problems with the 3-9x40. I just wished that the real Redfield was still in business.  
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I have a situation were I bought a gun and it came with a fixed 6X Redfield Widefield scope.  The scope is not very clear and has fine cross hairs  I searched around and was told if it was made in Colorado I could send it in and 75 dollars and they would completly update it and switch the rectile on the scope.  i don't know if it is worth it or not.  Anyone alrady send onein yet and have a psoitive or negative experience.  Thanks
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Hello,

Are saying you have heard you can send it in to Leupold for re-conditioning? If so, that is interesting but it is the opposite of what I have heard, maybe someone else will chime in and enlighten us.

Josh
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From Leupold / Redfield's web sight:
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http://www.redfield.com/support/#PriorTo2010

REDFIELD PRODUCTS MADE BEFORE 2010
  • When Leupold & Stevens, Inc.® purchased Redfield in April 2008, it did not acquire the capability to repair Redfield products manufactured prior to this purchase. The repair tooling and parts were purchased years ago by other repair services. Leupold & Stevens, Inc. will service its manufactured Redfield product (manufactured from 2010 forward) in accordance with its published warranty.

    At this time, should a non-Leupold & Stevens, Inc. Redfield product require service, we suggest contacting Iron Sight, Inc. (918) 445-2001. This contact is provided for information purposes only, as Iron Sight Inc. is not affiliated with Leupold & Stevens Inc. They should be contacted directly for all information regarding repair, service and associated charges.

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Josh iron site was who I was told to contact and send to.  I was told a flat rate of 75 bucks and that would take care of it.  I haven't decided.  If anyone has sent anything to iron site like this let me know.
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Ok, that all makes sense. The only information I had was the blurb posted by snakeman. Sorry I can offer any experience as to how that might pan out. I can say however that if you want a good 6x scope, you may want to consider one that is manufactured by a company that is still in business. If anything else goes wrong in the future you are covered. Thats just the way my brain works though, im sure the refurbished Redfeild would serve you well if you decide to go that route. Good luck!

Josh
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