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Leupold HD, when introduced? #8004863 10/10/20 12:15 PM
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So I have this scope, made in 2014. [Linked Image]
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I also have a VX5-HD. I'm not sure exactly when Leupold introduced these as "HD". Optically, I can't tell the difference. Anybody know, was Leupold marketing and selling VX6-HD in 2014? My VX6 doesn't have that designation, and I got it at a great price. I wouldn't mind finding another one in good used condition.


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Re: Leupold HD, when introduced? [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #8004918 10/10/20 01:33 PM
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I suspect the change was marketing to make sure it's clearly labeled as HD. For what they charge, it better have always been HD.





Re: Leupold HD, when introduced? [Re: scottfromdallas] #8004986 10/10/20 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by scottfromdallas

I suspect the change was marketing to make sure it's clearly labeled as HD. For what they charge, it better have always been HD.

I think from a retailer these were like $1,200.00-$1,300.00. I bought it used in the box, with a receipt from Cabelas, but I don't remember the $ amount. I paid $600.00, guy was selling everything he owned.


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Re: Leupold HD, when introduced? [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #8005014 10/10/20 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by onlysmith&wesson
Originally Posted by scottfromdallas

I suspect the change was marketing to make sure it's clearly labeled as HD. For what they charge, it better have always been HD.

I think from a retailer these were like $1,200.00-$1,300.00. I bought it used in the box, with a receipt from Cabelas, but I don't remember the $ amount. I paid $600.00, guy was selling everything he owned.



You did great. I'm just saying pretty sure the glass was always ED or HD or whatever they call extra low dispersion. Seems like all manufactures advertise them as HD now.





Re: Leupold HD, when introduced? [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #8005319 10/10/20 09:12 PM
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Scott it’s my understanding the HD is significantly better than the original VX-6 glass. Although I’ve never compared them side by side.

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Originally Posted by wp75169
Scott it’s my understanding the HD is significantly better than the original VX-6 glass. Although I’ve never compared them side by side.

Maybe, not knowing exactly what "Quantam Optical System" is doesn't help. I do know that comparing it to my VX5HD, hard to see any difference.


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Re: Leupold HD, when introduced? [Re: ntxtrapper] #8017816 10/21/20 01:03 PM
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Thanks, that helped answer a few questions.


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