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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 11:31 AM
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good reason to go shopping!!!!
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 01:15 PM
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sad thing is the old red fields have zero value. the optics in even a cheap scope are much better today.
post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 03:18 PM
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I don't know, $100.00 wouldn't be too high a price for a 1970's good used one, and you still have a scope better than most. I think in todays cost reduction marketed scopes you'd have to spend $200.00 to get into the same quality. Just my opinion.
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 03:36 PM
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i wouldn't spend 10 bucks on one nor would the owner of the gun shop i go to. the glass is just better on a new 50 dollar scope than on the old redfields.

they were well built but much like an old caddy was the cream of the crop in its day a new, insert car maker here, saturn is a much better car. its better built/built to tighter tolerances, it handles better, its safer, the fuel economy is better, the sound system is better and on and on and on. one would be better served spending $50 on a new scope than $50 on an old redfield.

I can't wait to see the new redfields but i got a feeling it will end up being a low end version of the leupold but i hope not.

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Tell your gun shop owner I'll take all the working Redfield scopes he has for $10.00 and I'll pay shipping.No doubt the mid-range scopes of leupold, Nikon, and a few others have better glass now but your paying $200-350 for them. All I'm saying is those older Redfileds were top quality then and very serviceable for todays hunters now. If you can locate a clean 3X9 widefield for under a 100$ you can't go wrong. It will stand up to anything you can put it on.

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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 03:50 PM
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he junks them basically. i grew up with redfields in the house and may even still have one around somewhere. bring one to a shop and look through them side by side. a new cheap scope will gather more light and it will be clearer. you may not get 40 years out of it but..........its a $50 scope and you can't expect to.

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hm, just did a quick look around on line and you can get redfields from anywhere from $12 to $175
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I would still today consider a ex condition one for under 100 and be real happy knowing I have a real workhorse scope and confidence that it won't fail.
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-18-2010, 04:45 PM
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confidence is very important when it comes to ones equipment.

nothing dirty intended, so stop it!
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