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Just noticed them, they are cheap, are they new to the market? or some leftovers they found somewear? Also, wear are they made? just curious, seeing the redfield named on a scope again.
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  Leupold bought Redfield a while back is all in know.  I DO LIKE the specs on that 2-7 though!
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They are all brand new current production and made in the U.S.A. again.
 
Scopes will start shipping Dec 1st and the Binoculars will not be available until the end of the year and Rangefinders are April.
 
http://swfa.com/Redfield-Rifle-Scopes-C2839.aspx 
 


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i have a old redfield recon what the warrenty is
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My first scope was a Redfield 3x9x40 Widefield, had some sort of rangefinder in the reticle if I remember right (1980) sounds about right. I used that scope for a long time. It was kind of squarish with rounded corners on each end as well.

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Originally posted by cowski cowski wrote:

i have a old redfield recon what the warrenty is
 
Leupold did not pick up any responsibilities that the old Redfield left behind, they just purchased the name.
 
Any pre Leupold acquisition scopes will continue to have no warranty but can be repaired by ABO in Florida for a fee.
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I have started testing one of the new made-in-Oregon Redfields and will be reporting on it in a week or two, along with one of the S&B Summits.
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  GOOD to hear that!
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Quote They are all brand new current production and made in the U.S.A. again.
 
With lenses made in the U.S.A.?
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Originally posted by HOLLOWPOINT HOLLOWPOINT wrote:

Quote They are all brand new current production and made in the U.S.A. again.
 
With lenses made in the U.S.A.?


I don't think any lenses are made in the USA period. 
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Watch this video, they address lens production and why it is out sourced.
 
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8 1/2 minute mark about the glass.
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Quote I don't think any lenses are made in the USA period. 
 
What a bummer! Really Sad
 
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Quote Watch this video, they address lens production and why it is out sourced.
 
Thanks!
 
Very informative video!
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Yeah that was a great Video!

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So I take it that these new redfield scopes are manufactured by Leupold?
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The listed specs look like the Leupold Rifleman. Any news on the coatings,single or multi ? 1/2 or 1/4 adj.?
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Is there anything you have noticed right off?  Are windage non clickers like rifleman?

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I knew it!!!  Leupold spoon feeds everyone pablum with the tall tale that they are not going to make Redfields again and thereby avoids assuming ANY responsibility for servicing Redfield, even if you are willing to pay for their service.  Then they brand their Rifleman, less than stellar performing, scope as:  guess what, Redfield!  Arrgh!
 
This is in contrast with Weaver, who is owned by ATK.  ATK is continuing to honor goodwill and commitment to customers on even Weaver scopes that were made prior to their ownership for warrantee service.


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Double posted.

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These look liked they are less expensive than the Leupold Rifleman. 
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ATK should have bought the Redfield brand.I have to say that ATK has been very good with warranty issues with Weaver products.
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I know that brands are not animate objects but Redfield deserves better than to be some Chinese parts, bottom-end brand.  Does Leupold realize how many people in my generation had a Redfield scope as their first high quality scope?  I scrimped and saved for months to buy a 2-7 Redfield Accurange scope that cost about $100 at that time (3X what a Weaver cost).
 
I still have an Illuminator 3-9x40 Wide Field and am sick because I sold another one that I also had for 25 years.  The Illuminator was one of the first US scopes to have modern multicoatings and glass that approached Zeiss and Swarovski.  It is still a sentimental favorite with me.  I will keep my Illuminator until I die.  Now, that is brand loyalty.  something Leupold should not take for granted.  Especially given that I also had a early Leupold 3-9x36 which failed eventually and was exchanged.  The Illuminator is still going strong!
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I still have my Redfield ultimate illuminator,it was the best scopeI had back in the late 80's.It was made in Denver USA.Leupold is the WWE of the optics industry. 
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