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Leupold Mark AR 6-18×40 used for $199 (Good Deal???)

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by DustyGmt, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. DustyGmt

    DustyGmt Member

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    My LGS just posted a Leupold Mark AR 6-18×40 rifle scope for $199 but it's used. Is this a good deal? Should I jump on this, I have found a couple on ebay in the $500-$600 range. Are they really that expensive and are they a good optic?

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  2. troy fairweather

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    Ya it's a deal, used leupolds can go for the price of new scope since leupold will replace it with a new one if there's problems.
     
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    If you don’t want it, let me know where it is and I’ll buy it. And I don’t even need a scope

    Seriously

    At the bottom of the box, go to the “more options button”
     
  4. DustyGmt

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    Not sure what the rings are but either way, I wasn't really looking for a scope but I'm thinking I will replace the Vortex I have on my AR with this. Or maybe shift the aimpoint from my BCM to so.ething else and put the leupy on that. Seems like a good deal to just pass up....
     
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    I don’t see a gold ring?
     
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    The AR series didn't have one. So it's not surprising.
     
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  7. DustyGmt

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    I thought the same thing. The gold ring is kind of their trademark, so I expect to see it on everything.
     
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  8. LiveLife

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    You mean you didn't call the LGS immediately to pay for it over the phone? Maybe they will take a lower offer? :D

    Then this thread would have been titled, "Guess what I just picked up at the LGS" ... It still can. ;)

    To change thread title ...
     
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  9. Skylerbone

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    That one was around $400 new, I had a 3-9x and still have a pair of 1.5-4x Mark ARs. It’s ok glass but I never could convince myself to put an AO scope on any of my blaster ARs.
     
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    Yesss
     
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  11. DustyGmt

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    Yeah I'm pretty jazzed up about putting better glass on my SS bbl AR now and as soon as he opens at 12pm Friday I intend to swing over on my lunch break and be there to buy it. Deals like this tend to disappear pretty quickly if you don't jump on em. He has been closed since Tues so it's still there unless somebody already got dibs on it.

    He once posted a Spikes complete lower with a Geissele SD-C in it for $199 and I missed it by like 5 mins. He posts some crazy deals, especially on used stuff, if you watch his page frequently you can really score. It always seems like when his page is stagnant for a couple weeks and I don't pay attention for a couple days I usually miss something awesome, sometimes I swear I do t know how he makes money. He does better on pricing than the big box stores on guns and ammo and he is out in the middle of east bumshoe.....

    He just posted a Galil for $1200 too. I always wanted one but can't justify the cost right now but if I was in the market $1200 is a pretty good deal, especially now, no? IMG_20210722_180219.jpg
     
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    I had the 6 -18x40 on my original heavy barrel Grendel build.
    It was pretty decent quality optically and the turrets worked well enough for me to lob rounds at stuff.
    I think I paid $400 for it and sold it for about that.
    Overall my experience was kind of "meh"
    But on that heavy barrel Grendel, it didn't really highlight any of the advantages Leopold scopes have and at this point I think we all know that I didn't see well through the older Leopold's at all.... At least not as well as most other people seem to.
    Speaking of the Mark AR scopes and people who like them... @Skylerbone gave me a 3-9 mod1 a while back, and it ended up on my dads AR. He absolutely loves it.

    For 200 bucks i think thats a really solid buy.
     
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    As others have mentioned, the gold rings are not on all Leupolds. For instance, the AR series and the VXR Patrol series does not have them. Additionally, a number of their binoculars and spotting scopes lack the gold rings.
     
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    Well I missed it. Don't know how exactly. It was posted during a period of time where he was closed for 2 days and I had my wife swing in right at opening. Somebody must've PM'd and requested holdsies, I just never ask because he says no holds on things, first come first serve.


    I will be asking for holds from now on.... I was pretty excited to grab a nice scope in my price range.... I have nice stuff, I just usually have to save for it and justify it, less so when it's a screaming deal. I was ready to jump for that one. Oh well...
     
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