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Thread: New Leupold VX Freedom 3-9x33 EFR

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    New Leupold VX Freedom 3-9x33 EFR

    I'll cut to the chase:

    Not a patch on the original Leupold 3-9x33 EFR.

    The glass is good but not in the same glass, packaging cheap, no caps included (400 quid scope!), turrets a bit mushy as is the PX.

    That all said it's still a good scope for airgunning, especially on a smaller/lighter format build, but it's not what they used to be.

    There's now a gap in the market for a top range smaller air rifle scope. Which tells me there isn't much of a market and most shooters would rather buy a much larger scope with doo-dads.

    ....bugger.
    I think and therefore...... I refuse to steal someone else's quote to try to sound more erudite or profound than I actually am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ6357 View Post
    I'll cut to the chase:

    Not a patch on the original Leupold 3-9x33 EFR.

    The glass is good but not in the same glass, packaging cheap, no caps included (400 quid scope!), turrets a bit mushy as is the PX.

    That all said it's still a good scope for airgunning, especially on a smaller/lighter format build, but it's not what they used to be.

    There's now a gap in the market for a top range smaller air rifle scope. Which tells me there isn't much of a market and most shooters would rather buy a much larger scope with doo-dads.

    ....bugger.
    Not me

    The number of times that my right index finger hovered over the "pay now" button for either one of these or the rim fire version. There were far too many negatives as you say, mushy turrets, fussy eye box, no covers, and a somewhat suspect finish to the exterior.

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    Leupold

    Got the new EFR and the Rimfire version. Have to say I have found them to have better optics on the freedom than the old EFR. Yes the style isn't to everyone's taste but a nice scope but expensive. Then again their after sales service is very good. I like my leupolds that's why I own 20. Mach 1.5

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    I've been looking at these for months but they only seem to come with duplex ret and the custom shop seems like it will never re-open; does anybody know if anywhere has these with a mil ret?

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    I have an old style 3-9 compact EFR which is a great scope and a couple of the newer freedom series. A 3-9 and a 2-7 as well as a 4-12. The rimfire reticle is good although a little fine and the glass is good, but the turrets are not good and are a step backwards for Leupold. The 4-12 has a very fussy eye relief but a slightly better ret. The Meopta Optika 5 2-10x42 with PA and Z Plus ret looks like it could be a very good scope for airguns.....
    when there's lead in the air there's hope!

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