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Leupold scope, is it genuine?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by likes-to-shoot, Dec 7, 2010.

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  1. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    pokerdand......the website I posted gave clues as to if scopes were fake.
     
  2. g7777777

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    It is not a variable therefore no varix model number

    regards from Iowa

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  3. Bob Griffith

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    I ran into this last winter when I came upon "a deal" on new Leupolds. Went to the Leupold website only to find that they had a notice to potential buys warning them of counterfit scopes made in China. If this info is still out there, it will tell you what to look for. The deal I ran into was for the fake ones.
     
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    i ran across a deal that i was concerned about myself last year
    i called leupold and they ask a bunch of questions and it turned out it was the a genuine leupold so i grabbed it
    call the factory and they figure it out for you
     
  5. sernv99

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    buy from a reputable source and you won't have to deal with this problem....
     
  6. wolfram

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    Assuming you have a genuine Leupold (I'll bet you do) it is probably the Model 8, and you should find that marked on the scope. The last M8 12x I bought had the fine target/varmint dot reticle and new cost was $325. Great scopes with excellent resolution. I would guess a fair price for a used M8 like you describe is in the $200-$250 range.
     
  7. Mike Michalski

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    Call Leupold at the number given in their site for verification of authenticity. They are very responsive.
     
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    Those fixed power M8's are great scopes...had an 8 power on a .22-250...deadly....
     
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    I thought something had to be foreign made to be real quality. Could not happen with good old american labor. Now I find out that somebody is making counterfeit "Leupold" rifle scopes??????????? How can this be?


    Letts
     
  10. TrapCrazy

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    I have the exact same one on a Remington Model 700 243 Varment Barrel. They are deadly, we shot feral cats with it at almost 500 yards.
     
  11. Barkingspider21

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    Go to Leupold's website and look up the serial number. Woody
     
  12. Duck

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    M8's?, take me to school please. Are you talking older production, still offered?. I'm familiar with V series but don't recall the M? I'll snoop the Leo. website in the meantime.
     
  13. EE

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    M8s have been around longer than the variables. They are now called FX8.
     
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