Leupold Rifle Scopes

Are you trying to find a hunting rifle scope? Check out the Leupold Rifle Scopes! I have been hunting big game for almost fifty years and have used many brands of rifle scopes. Some of which I thought were downright junk; others that I wished I could afford to own.


I don't want to go into specifics and turn this into a page of rifle scope reviews. I just want to share with you a few of my most memorable scopes that I have used or own.

Leupold Rifle Scopes: The Vari X III Hunting Rifle Scope

Leupold Scopes

Are you looking for information about Leupold rifle scopes? We are about to share our scope recommendations for your moose, elk, bear and deer hunting rifles.

My first piece of advice for acquiring optics for your hunting rifle is to purchase the best you can afford. This is especially true for those of you who hunt with magnum caliber rifles. I have seen my fair share of scopes that have had the guts shaken up so bad that they became adjustable, would no longer hold a zero; in other words the scope became worthless.

I once owned a less expensive rifle scope (one of my first rifle scopes), I struggled with that scope for years (mounted on a .308 caliber). For the life of me I could not get that rifle to shoot. For the longest time I thought the problem was the ammunition… you see, I was reloading my own ammo and I thought I just hadn't found the sweet spot.

One day while at the range I was sitting down at my shooting bench during a cease-fire and I just happened to be staring at my rifle in the rack from a distance of about 15 feet.

I noticed something peculiar. Something just a little odd about the hunting rifle scope mounted on my rifle.

I am a machinist by trade, so I have the ability to see things when they just don't line-up, or are just a little out of alignment. Most people would not have seen what I saw on that morning. What I saw was just a small misalignment of the scope eyepiece to the main tube.

Upon further investigation I found the eyepiece was in fact bent, just ever so slightly out of alignment.

Upon returning home that day I called up some good hunting, target shooting friends and asked for their hunting scope recommendation. Hands down they suggested  Leupold Rifle scopes or the Swavorski brand if I could afford one. Based on my budget I could afford the Leupold rifle scopes.

That was back in 1990. Since then I have owned several Leupold rifle scopes. The four I currently own are:

Leupold rifle scopes will handle everything you can throw at them. They can handle the heat, the cold, dust, water… you name it. The police and military spec scope can even handle being run over by vehicles.

Optics are funny things… lots of companies can produce scopes with what they say are the best in optical glass. I beg to differ. I have looked through many, many scopes from different manufacturers… I can honestly say they are not all created equal.

When picking a brand of hunting rifle scope you should consider at minimum the following:

  • Type of rifle to be mounted onto
  • Caliber of rifle
  • Type of hunting situations you may encounter (IE: weather, terrain)
  • Distances you will shoot at (varmint shooters will what much higher power)
  • Available shooting light you expect to encounter

Hunting rifle scopes come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, various reticles can be selected and of course the quality of the optics and the scope mechanics will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

I have had good success with Leupold Rifle Scopes, as have a lot of my friends. Some of my more affluent friends have chosen to purchase some of the more expensive Zeiss and Swarovski scopes. While others have picked up Bushnell, Simmons, Burris or Redfield.

Obviously the choice is yours, but please do purchase the best you can afford… you won't be sorry if you do.

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by Mark Allardyce

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