A friend of mine just brought one of the new Redfields, a 2 x 7, for $100.00 from Cabela's. It is a nice scope but nothing like the older Redfields. BTW it is clear and the finish is excellent.mus42tang said:New hunters ought to be happy the good "old" Redfields are now available. My opinion!
That's not a bad problem to have. I just picked up a new 2-7 Redfield and I like it a lot. Excellent light gathering properties, clarity and better than the old Redfields.Big Ken said:Basically, Leupold decided to get into the 'economy scope' business,after all, that's what folks can afford these days, and what better way to do it than to borrow the name of an old respected and renowned scope maker and market them under it...Then just sit back and watch the $$$$ roll in...Not that they're a bad scope, I'm not saying that because I'll probably end up with a few, but for Leupold to make a Redfield with the same , solid, field proven reliabilities as the old Redfields, the cost would put them up among the Leupolds and then the company would be competing against itself.