Leupold VariX III 4.5 14 Rifle Scope Product Review Details

Review Date: Apr 2, 2004

Product Information

Manufacturer: Leupold

Model: VariX III 4.5 14

Product Type: Rifle Scope

Purchase Price: $569.00

Testing Information

Time Tested: 2 years

Testing Conditions: all

Temperature Range: 5 - 85 degrees

Testing Terrain: rolling hill

Testing State: Pennsylvania

Review Information

Reviewer's Name: Paul Grella

Recommended: No

I have owned several Leupold Scopes over the years and am very surprised at the change that I have seen in both the quality of their products and especialy their customer service. To keep it simple. I bought a 4.5 - 14 Vari-X III, mounted it on a Remington 300 Ultra Mag with Leupold rings and bases, fired about 20 rounds and noticed what appeared to be a horizontal hairline fracture behind the front ring. Sent it back to Leupold, they tested it and said that it is fine because it passed a submerged pressure test. I was not satisfied by this evaluation so I sent it back again, with the same results. Leupold basically said that I over-tightened their rings. This is unlikely since I have scoped over 20 rifles. If you are looking for a scope company that stands behind their product don't look at Leupold.

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