Re: American Made Scopes?
Not sure where some of you guys get your information. But alot of the above comments are wrong. Be careful about what you read.
First off. Leupold bought RedField. They are different scopes. The RedField scopes are assembled in Oregon at the Leupold plant. But under different conditions and with different components.
Leupold makes alot of the components for RedField and Leupold scopes.. However Leupold has also began to import alot of its glass from Japanese manufacturers. So some Leupolds are American made, and some are not. Same as the RedField components.
NightForce scopes for the most part are not American made. They make a copule of models in the US, but most of their products are made in Japan.
US Optics are an American made product. As is some of the Leupold product(not all).
American optics is becoming a real thing of the past.
A couple of the European mfrs. are starting to make their products here, but they are stil importing their glass. Companies like Zeiss and Swarovski do have assembly plants in the US. And are as American made as many of the so called American mfrs(if not more).
And someone saying tht Japanese glass is better than European glass-such as the top end Schott glass?? WOW-I have no idea where that information comes from. The Japanese still import European glass for top end instruments. Trust me, the best glass is still made by the Eurpeans.
Alot of the Japanese glass is good stuff. No doubt about that. But they still do not represent the top end ofsporting optics. About the best they produce right now is the optics they make for NightForce.
Heck alot of the so called Japanese Nikon is now made in the Phillipines?? Figure that one out!! Tom.