chinese leupold scope - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-31-2019, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
Frequent Contributor
 
cubcadet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: centre county, Penns Valley 4D
Posts: 691
Back To Top
chinese leupold scope

I was searching for a leupold scope on ebay & came across an ad, leupold vx3i -------- chinese made for $109.00. No intention to buy it, just curious. I looked at all the pictures an zoomed in on the box & scope. Looks legit to me. What am I missing not seeing on the scope & the box? I usually buy my scopes from optics planet or Sports optics. Makes me leery as heck buying any scope on Ebay.
cubcadet is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-31-2019, 01:05 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chester County
Posts: 2,461
Back To Top
What direction is the zoom oriented? Is it left to right or right to left. This is one thing I've noticed with some of the fakes.
ACEarcher is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-31-2019, 01:12 PM
The Man
 
Dogface's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sullivan County or SEPA
Posts: 8,596
Back To Top
Check the Leupold website. They had info on it about counterfeits.
Dogface is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-31-2019, 01:15 PM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: 2A/2H-2G
Posts: 864
Back To Top
Yeah it's a fake
.257 is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-31-2019, 03:33 PM
Regular Member
 
crazyjjk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Endicott NY
Posts: 1,995
Back To Top
Here is a 1.5x5 VariX3 a guy on GunsInternational tried to pass off on me. Was a very good forgery and I actually mounted it on the rifle before I got suspicious. Guy tried to blow me off but luckily the people running GunsInternational had my back. Actually had to send pictures to Leupold to confirm it was fake. The sloppiness of the crosshair adjustments is what made me question the authenticity of it.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Leupold 2.jpg (178.1 KB, 24 views)

Democracy: 2 wolves and a lamb voting on lunch.
Liberty: Well armed lamb contesting the vote.
crazyjjk is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-31-2019, 03:38 PM
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
IHMSA53393's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Irwin, Pa
Posts: 284
Back To Top
Leupold counterfeit warning. These are the counterfeit scopes that are sold on eBay and other firearms oriented sites.


Counterfeit Warning | Leupold
https://www.leupold.com/service-supp...erfeit-warning
IHMSA53393 is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-31-2019, 04:06 PM
Regular Member
 
Stetam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: On a Stick
Posts: 2,256
Back To Top
Hmmm, interesting.
Stetam is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-31-2019, 06:50 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: northern Dauphin Co.
Posts: 2,730
Back To Top
Just bought a Luppy compact spotting scope off a guy on another hunting site. All seemed well enough, till it got here. Hard case was pretty cheap looking, and labels looked cheap, and were stamped "Made in China"! Soft case inside and tripod looked kinda cheesy too, as did the overmolded coating on the scope and the print on the famed "Golden Ring". Called Leupold, and they took the serial number, and said it most likely IS an authentic Leupold as they had the accessories made in China for it! Glass and operation seem fine, but that really shocked me for the famed Leupold company!!
holedigger is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-31-2019, 07:12 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: erie, pa
Posts: 12,290
Back To Top
sounds like Leupold is starting have certain items made overseas. and i got blasted for buying Vortex and not supporting an American company.


FYI...Leupold is still selling to Field and Stream and F&S hired 3 anti gun lobbyists.




gotta be real careful about knock offs, if the price sounds to good it most likely is. E-bay should ban those who are selling counterfeit goods, and report them to the FBI.

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com
go here click on the pink square, beat breast cancer
bohunr is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-31-2019, 08:23 PM
The Man
 
Dogface's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sullivan County or SEPA
Posts: 8,596
Back To Top
Quote:
Originally Posted by bohunr View Post
gotta be real careful about knock offs, if the price sounds to good it most likely is. E-bay should ban those who are selling counterfeit goods, and report them to the FBI.

I just read that Amazon is doing that.
Dogface is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome