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#6854179 - 08/12/17 06:30 PM Scopes made in Japan
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I went and talked to a dealer today at the extravaganza and he told me that scopes from Japan are the better ones these days. I wasn't in a position to argue cause I simply don't know. I've been shooting leupold and vortex for a while and haven't even paid attention to where they are manufactured. Can some one shed some light on this?

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#6854205 - 08/12/17 06:52 PM Re: Scopes made in Japan [Re: EasyMoney]
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Most scope companies have their top tier scopes made in Japan. The LOW plant makes Vortex Razor, Bushnell Elite Tactical, SWFA SS and a bunch more higher-end scopes. Japanese glass quality and production methods are top notch.
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#6854219 - 08/12/17 07:12 PM Re: Scopes made in Japan [Re: EasyMoney]
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Interesting. I guess I can't keep up lol I thought Germany was on top

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#6854233 - 08/12/17 07:23 PM Re: Scopes made in Japan [Re: EasyMoney]
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#6854239 - 08/12/17 07:29 PM Re: Scopes made in Japan [Re: EasyMoney]
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A customer service rep. at Leupold told me they get their glass from Japan

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#6854253 - 08/12/17 07:39 PM Re: Scopes made in Japan [Re: EasyMoney]
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That was my next question is where leupold gets their glass from for their higher end scopes.

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#6854257 - 08/12/17 07:42 PM Re: Scopes made in Japan [Re: EasyMoney]
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LOW makes some great lenses,but Schott is still the standard to go by.


Edited by Txhillbilly (08/12/17 07:42 PM)

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#6854391 - 08/12/17 10:13 PM Re: Scopes made in Japan [Re: EasyMoney]
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Originally Posted By: EasyMoney
Interesting. I guess I can't keep up lol I thought Germany was on top


If you only care about pretty glass, then yes, Germany is on top. If you want excellent glass and great mechanics and tracking, then Germany has a shtload of catching up to do.
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#6854433 - 08/12/17 11:00 PM Re: Scopes made in Japan [Re: EasyMoney]
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All I want is good low light tough and tracks perfect those are usually my top 3 that I go on then I'll pick and choose

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#6854447 - 08/12/17 11:33 PM Re: Scopes made in Japan [Re: EasyMoney]
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Originally Posted By: EasyMoney
All I want is good low light tough and tracks perfect those are usually my top 3 that I go on then I'll pick and choose


What's your budget?
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#6854458 - 08/13/17 12:05 AM Re: Scopes made in Japan [Re: EasyMoney]
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Haven't nailed down a budget yet. I've got 2 pending deals but if all works out I'll be about $1000

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#6854472 - 08/13/17 12:40 AM Re: Scopes made in Japan [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Originally Posted By: ImTheReasonDovesMourn
Originally Posted By: EasyMoney
Interesting. I guess I can't keep up lol I thought Germany was on top


If you only care about pretty glass, then yes, Germany is on top. If you want excellent glass and great mechanics and tracking, then Germany has a shtload of catching up to do.


I don't think Schmidt & Bender has much catching up to do. Tangent Theta may be the only one better and they're using German glass also. The best have German glass still
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#6854475 - 08/13/17 01:03 AM Re: Scopes made in Japan [Re: bphillips]
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Edited by ImTheReasonDovesMourn (08/13/17 08:59 AM)
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#6854477 - 08/13/17 01:24 AM Re: Scopes made in Japan [Re: EasyMoney]
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Back to the OP, for your budget I would look at a Burris XTR II or a Gen 2 PST. They're equal in optical quality. The Burris has a 34mm tube compared to the Gen 2 PSTs 30mm tube, so you would get more elevation travel from the Burris. I love the EBR-2C reticle in my Gen 2 PSTs, but the Burris has a really nice reticle too. The XTR comes with super nice lens covers. I paid an extra $45 for the lens caps for my Gen 2s. The zero stops on the Gen 2 PST is the best in its price range. You really can't go wrong with either. Unless you find a Tangent Theta for a grand.... hammer
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#6854851 - 08/13/17 01:32 PM Re: Scopes made in Japan [Re: EasyMoney]
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Zeiss has a bad azz scope made in Japan under $250.00.....
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/ZEISS-Conquest-6-24x50AO-Illuminated-Hunting-Rifle-Scope-HD-Sight-FREE-Mount-/272575484243?epid=596889640&hash=item3f76c3d153:g:7VYAAOSwN2VZUh5s


Edited by 5th gen redneck (08/13/17 01:35 PM)
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