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6 years 12 weeks ago, 12:32 AM


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Richland, MO, United States

I was at a gun show and found a Leupold MK4 LR/T 3.5-10x40 with illuminated mil-dot reticle. It was used, and the guy was asking 350 for it. I didn't have the cash, but I had my Glock 26 that I planned to use as trade. I should have done my homework, because they guy made the trade and I got home to find out it's a chinese counterfeit. I don't know how well it works, as I haven't mounted it on the rifle yet, and I've read a couple reviews saying they aren't too bad, so we'll see. The rifle it's going on is for deer hunting and eventually some F-Class and tactical rifle competition out to 800 yards, so I'm not relying on it for anything earth-shatterinly important, and the G26 was a safe queen anyway, but I still want to string up the guy who made the trade, because I'm pretty sure he knew it wasn't real.

All Leupold tactical optics have a medallion on the left side of the scope on the turret ring band and their company name engraved on the band right by the objective lens. Hopefully I didn't get too screwed.

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6 years 12 weeks ago, 12:40 AM


Ishootdaily's picture

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Feb 2009
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Counterfeit Scopes

Sorry to hear you got pinched with that, but like you said. I also have seen reviews on some of them that claimed there were as good or almost as good?

I'm looking at the Nikon M223 1-4xx20 Point Blank or the M-223 2-8x32 BDC600 for my SR556.

It's getting a bit confusing though because of all the possibility's that present themselves with such differing prices.

I don't want to spend $100.00 three times to find a bargain scope that really works and end up spending what I would have spent on a known brand like the Nikons which would work right out of the box.

umm, think I just read my answer to that question.. lol

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!

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