Anyone have or use any Redfield scopes?


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SilentStalker
June 18, 2012, 11:49 PM
If so, can you tell me how they compare to say Burris? I was really wanting to get a lower power scope for one of my new AR's, something in the 1-4x range but then I seen and have read a lot about the Redfield's and it seems like a 3-9Xpower range might be good to have even thought it was a little longer than I preferred. However, if I mount one of those alongside a red dot then that might work. I have an opportunity to get one at a really reasonable price. Originally, I was looking at the MTAC by Burris and then found out about the Redfield which seems to have rave reviews. the only thing I do not like about the Redfield is that it does not have an illuminated reticle but again if I mount it next to a red micro dot then that will be a mute point anyways. Decisions, decisions. It seems like the more I research the more I cannot make up my mind.

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Jlr2267
June 18, 2012, 11:54 PM
On sale at Cabelas, and there is also a manufacturer rebate running thru early July.

Everyone I know who has one likes it. Thinking of picking up a 2-7x33 myself.

Safety First
June 19, 2012, 12:02 AM
I have two 2-7x33 Redfield ACURange scopes. One mounted on a 6.8 SPC AR15 and another on a 5.56 AR15. The glass is clear and love the acurange reticle.

TexasPatriot.308
June 19, 2012, 12:04 AM
I have a 2x7x33 on a mini 14 tactical and it is as good as scope as any comparable Leupold (which it is made by), Nikon etc. good clear glass, gonna get me another to put on a .257 Roberts M77 I am waiting on.

wingman
June 19, 2012, 12:20 AM
2-7X33 mounted on a mini-30,very clear glass,no problems.

mberoose
June 19, 2012, 01:07 AM
My buddy has a Redfield Revolution 3-9x40 (I think) on his Mini-14 that I like a lot, I'd put it up against a Burris, sure. Nice scope.

Kachok
June 19, 2012, 01:13 AM
Thinking about putting a 3x9x40mm on my Savage 30-06, very very good reviews and the glass seems as good as my Nikons.

mnrivrat
June 19, 2012, 01:30 AM
Current Refields are made by Leupold and are of very good quality.

We have sold a bunch of them out of the shop and absolutely no complaints.

I remember one customer indicating he replaced his Leupold with one because he thought it to be clearer. Unless you get a rare bad one, you will be more than fine.

jmr40
June 19, 2012, 07:54 AM
I have both. The Redfield is a good scope, but the Burris is a much clearer and sharper scope to my eye. I like the long range dots better on the Burris vs the too busy circle and dots on the Redfield. It is a bit distracting when looking trough the scope.

Sav .250
June 19, 2012, 08:38 AM
Can`t compare the two as I`ve never owned a Burris. As far as Redfields go (the old ones) I put one on a Marlin 336 in the 60`s . Got it sighted in and to this date.......never a problem.

Davek1977
June 19, 2012, 08:39 AM
I have a revolution 2x7x33 on an AR-15 and love it! No complaints!

JoeMal
June 19, 2012, 08:59 AM
I remember one customer indicating he replaced his Leupold with one because he thought it to be clearer. Unless you get a rare bad one, you will be more than fine.
I have heard this as well...though I've never looked through one myself, I hear very good things about them

rayatphonix
June 19, 2012, 11:36 AM
While I can't compare the new Redfields to anything, I do have 2 older (80's or early 90's) Redfields. Last Friday I took two rifles to the range. One had an old 4x12 Redfield and the other had a year old 4x16x44 Nikon Monarch. When I switched rifles I was surprised at the difference it made.

I asked someone else if they could see a difference. Both of us agreed the Redfield was much clearer than the new Nikon. That's not what I expected at all. My next scope will probably be an used Redfield rather than a new Nikon.

MIL-DOT
June 19, 2012, 11:47 AM
I can't say myself,( I only have a Leupold MKIV PR, Bushnell Elite 4200 and Weaver V-series) but virtually everything I've read on the Redfields has been very positive. I would have no qualms at all about getting a Redfield.

kcshooter
June 19, 2012, 12:14 PM
My Redfield and Leupold have no discernible difference in clarity or quality.
My Burris is **slightly** clearer than my Redfields, if push came to shove.

Both are impressive.

T.R.
June 19, 2012, 12:42 PM
Back in 1972, I bought a used Redfield 2x-7X for $45. for my .243 rifle. It started fogging up in 1991 although zero was not affected at all. I sent it to the Bushnell factory for repairs which cost me $37. and its been fine ever since. In my opinion, modern scopes by Simmons and others are brighter and clearer than my older Redfield scope.

The NEW Redfields have much better optics than my older model. Pricing is quite reasonable considering inflation and devalued USA dolllar.

TR

jmr40
June 19, 2012, 01:18 PM
I remember one customer indicating he replaced his Leupold with one because he thought it to be clearer. Unless you get a rare bad one, you will be more than fine.

The Redfield Revolution is essentially a Leupold VX-1 or Rifleman in a different package. Same warranty, roughly same weight, same eye relief, same glass, but with a cheaper price tag. Leupold has upgraded their scope lines twice within the last 10 years or so. If someone had one of the older Vari-X models then the newer Redfield would probably be a slight upgrade.

If you compare the Redfield to a current production Rifleman or VX-1 you are getting the same scope. Move up to a current production VX-2 or higher and you will see a difference.

The older generation Leupolds were the Vari-X line
They were updated about 10 years ago to the VX-II or III with roman numerals.
The newest versions are the VX-2 or 3 with arabic numbers

captain awesome
June 19, 2012, 01:19 PM
I Have used one on a 243 to take an antelope. never had a problem with it.

Jeff H
June 19, 2012, 01:28 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=663392

This is a very recent thread on the same topic for you to review. I really like my Redfield but I have the 4-12X version.

Haxby
June 19, 2012, 02:02 PM
The Leupold Rifleman has single-coated lenses.
The Redfield Revolution is multicoated. The Revenge is fully multicoated.
The new Leupold VX1 is fully multicoated.
Above information is from the 2012 Leupold catalog and the Redfield website.

I see no reason to spend over $100 on a scope that is not fully multicoated.

fol4321
June 19, 2012, 03:59 PM
i have 2 older oners wich are great and 3 newer 4-12 and they are great for the price i like them better than prostaffs

JR24
June 20, 2012, 12:17 AM
Like em.

Got 2 4x12's and a 2-7. Great glass, good in the REAL cold weather of AK and hold their center just fine even while bouncing around the tundra on a snowmachine. I can't ask for much more.

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