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Leupold GR 12-40x60 Non HD #8527363 02/09/22 03:24 PM
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Anyone have experience with the Older as in pre HD Gold Ring spotting Scopes? I found a decent deal on one, but kinda wondering if investing in a 14+ year old spotting scope would be cost effective. The glass is clear and no visible damage other than wear from age.

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I am not a particularly knowledgeable guy when it comes to spotting scopes, but I have some old Leupold scopes with good glass. Older by far than 14 years. So, if I was buying, it would come down to price, and what I think it’s worth. Compare price to new ones.

And if you don’t want it, let me know what he’s asking. I presently have a terrible spotting scope. An upgrade would be good - for me.


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Re: Leupold GR 12-40x60 Non HD [Re: Mojo72] #8527417 02/09/22 04:13 PM
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Well I broke down and bought it.....I think I got a deal at $400....the New HD ones are $1400

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We have one, spouse likes it for packing in to spot as it is lighter than our Swaro.
Good spotter you should get good use from it. Get a good, stable tripod and a window mount.

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$400 is a good deal. I have one and it is good for that price range.

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I have one and love it, literally thousands of hours of looking thru it. It has been all over this country and even to Africa. Make sure you have a steady tripod. $400 is a good price, and you should get lots of use out of it.


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ok got it and the glass seems clear except for this I saw on the inside of the front lens. I'm thinking of sending it to Leupold....
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I'll be interested to see what Leupold says.

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Originally Posted by Big Fitz
I'll be interested to see what Leupold says.

I'll bet they say that the lens coating has de-laminated and they will replace or repair under their warranty.


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Can they repair one that is 15+ years old?

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