Leupold might be what benchrest guys use...but we are not shooting benchrest. we are shooting practical or tactical. Leupold tactical scopes leave a lot to be desired. While you might call this an "opinion"...the facts speak for themselves.as a vendor, i hope all can see your biased position.
while i have nightforce on 4 of my rifles, i have many more luepolds.
it really depends on the user and the need.
i would guess at least half of the benchrest world still uses luepolds.
they make great hunting scopes for the better shooters.
we are all entitled to opinions
Most leupold tactical scopes have reticles that do not match the turrets (mil dot turret and moa dial) This is not a desirable feature for anyone who uses both turrets and dials
Most leupold tactical scopes are SFP. This again is not a desirable feature to anyone who shoots unknown distance.
Leupold scopes have horrible turrets. They are mushy, they have no zero stop, and they are a pain to re-zero.
Leupold scopes have ok glass...but again...not comparable to their prices. Glass should be much better for what the scopes cost.
Leupold scopes have a good warrant...and that is about it. Literally everything else about the scopes is 20+ year old technology that wasn't top of the line 20 years ago.
Yes...I know the military uses them. -- but the military uses alot of subpar equipment.
Yes...I know some benchrest guys use them-- but they are not using them in the same way a practical shooter will.
Yes...I realize you own them and think they are the best. I was where you are at one time. I had Mark 4 scopes and was very proud of them...until I started shooting enough to realize the scopes were a limiting factor. ANYONE with common sense who has spent any time behind a top tier glass will agree that leupold is not "top of the line"...and Nightforce has been disappointing in the last couple of years too.
Now...You feel the need to attack Orkan's character because he disagreed with your thoughts. Are you accusing Orkan of being biased simply to try and make a sale? I have seen orkan drop products more than once because he was disappointed in their performance. I have seen it many times...he doesn't push what he is selling because he is selling it. He sells what he has seen work. He steers people in the direction of what works...whether that leads to a sale or not.