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Does anyone have any information on the Federal Intensity line of Rifle Scopes?
All I know about them so far is they are Designed and manufactured by the ATK Weaver® Optics and Federal® Ammunition Company.
All the online reviews I've read say nothing but good about them, they're crystal clear, good FOV, fog proof no fogging, shockproof, waterproof, fully multi-coated lenses fight glare and ensure distortion-free, crystal-clear views, lightning fast focusing and precision intenseplex reticles, 1/4" MOA windage and elevation adjustments along with 3 to 3-1/2" of eye relief, aspherical lens system means clearer, distortion-free views, sharper from center to edge. Wider, flatter, sharper images & Lifetime warranty

2.8-10X 44 mm Rifle Scope
F.O.V. @ 100 yds. is 40' at 2.8X, 12' at 10X. Weighs 15 1/2 ozs.

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BB I read the same thing and wondered if they would be equal to the old weavers? A lot of hunters started with Weaver k series scopes. See where Redfield is back?
 

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I hear all the hoopla that they say in their advertising but they have not withstood the test of time although both are excellent names and they are probably very good.
Would you risk your chance at a 170 or 180 class on their say so?
It is possible to just wait to see how they hold up.
Buy hey, if the price is right......?
 

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Bruce I have wondered about these same scopes and have almost ordered one twice.My only concern is that two of them have the same specs as the China Simmons Aetec with the aspherical len system.I'm not saying that is all bad,but I don't know of the have been tested properly yet.Redfield is now being made by Leupold in their Oregon plant.They say that a 3x9x40 should be about 150.00,I really want to see one.
 

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I'm interested in the Redfield scopes too especially if they keep the prices down to the affordable levels and 150 dollars is affordable.
My only concerns are Redfield hasn't been a stable company for years now and the Redfield warranties are worthless according to the report from Chuck Hawks below.
The ATK company (<-company video) on the other hand has high honors in aerospace and defense.
If they're manufacturing weaponry and rifle scopes for our military I guess I shouldn't be so hesitant to buy products they have their hands on.


"By the 1990's Redfield had fallen on hard times, and their service and customer relations, traditionally very good, suffered. Sometime in the middle of that decade the company was acquired by Blount, which at that time owned Weaver and Simmons. Blount discontinued the manufacture of Redfield scopes, but retained their line of mounts. During 2001-2002 Blount sold all of their shooting and outdoor lines, including Redfield, to ATK (Alliant Techsystems) and ATK resurrected the Redfield scope line. ATK then sold Redfield, Weaver and Simmons to Meade, a U.S. telescope manufacturer, who (as I write this) is the parent company of all three brands. Since Redfield was acquired by Meade, the name has been allowed to languish and no Redfield scopes have been marketed by Meade.

As I write these words in 2008, Redfield scopes are no longer available. Meade Optical Co. does not warrantee or provide a repair service for scopes previously sold under the Redfield name and is not producing any new Redfield scopes. (They tried, and failed, to bring a new Redfield line to market in 2006). To the best of my knowledge, the old Redfield lifetime guarantee is worthless, as the Company that offered it is defunct and no one today will honor it. If you own a Redfield scope and it breaks, it is time to move on and get a new Leupold (or other brand) scope."
 

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Bruce,I agree.I think at least they are now being made by leupold,so in my mind,if I trust leupold to make a good product,I can't see them making a bad product under a different name.At least that's what I hope anyway.And they are made in USA.
 

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My redfields are 30+ years olds and still perform like new. I can only hope they will be ressurected back to life by a great company like leupold.
 

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HM, at one time (back in the late 70's) I had 2 redfield scopes and knowing very little back then I let them go with the rifles when I sold them. :sad:
Wish I had kept them,,,, hindsight's 20/20.
 

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I've still got an old Redfield 4-12 x 50 AO scope that I had on a Remington 700. When I traded the gun I took the scope off......still have to decide what gun to put it back to use on.
 
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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.
 

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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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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.:yes: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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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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confidence is very important when it comes to ones equipment.

nothing dirty intended, so stop it!:wink::lol:
 
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