IMPORTANT NOTICE – I am bringing this around because it has been marked down to only 173 bucks and they did this because this amazing little scope is being discontinued. I have no idea what if anything Leupold will replace it with. This scope in my view is one of the best values ever on the market, well above the cost value ratio in its class for everything else out there. If you want one get them now before they are gone.
Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Leupold VX-1 2-7x33mm Scope. I have always considered Leupold to be one of the best optics makers in the world. So when I found out their VX-1 line was so affordable, I wondered if the quality would remain true.
This scope answered that for me with a definitive yes. Like all Leupold scopes this one comes with a lifetime warranty. I own quite a few Leupolds and I have yet to ever use said warranty, but it is nice to know that it is there with anything you are investing over a hundred dollars on.
As to the cost this scope sells for 199 on Amazon. This fits with my mindset, always be frugal never be cheap! Up until now I have recommended the Redfield Revolution 2-7x33mm in this class of scope, it comes in at 172 dollars. It is the scope I have on my hand built 10/22, and it is a very good scope. But the clarity of the Leupold and their reputation for decades of quality is well worth the extra 27 bucks.
Why a 2×7 when the world is so full of 3x9s, isn’t bigger better? In this case no, not in scope size or magnification. When you are scoping something we would call a modest range rifle say stuff good out to 100-200 yards, you just do not need more then 7X. What you do what is a very wide fast field of view up close, and being able to drop down to 2x gives you that.
Next up with these lighter guns like my Rugger 77 or say a Remington Model 7 or similar, what is great is how light weight they are. This scope or the Redfield for that matter would also serve well on light weight lever guns like say an 1894 Marlin. I mean the last thing you want it to take a beautiful little 5.5 pound rifle and slap two pounds of scope and rings on it.
This wonderful little scope tips the scales at only .62 pounds, keeping the rifle light, well balanced and fast handling. This is another advantage over the Redfield which comes in at 17 ounces (almost twice the weight) while actually being the same size externally. Again another reason the Leupold is worth 27 bucks more.
So if you have been looking for a high quality scope that will give you light weight handling and top quality optics without needing to sell a kidney to afford it, check out the Leupold VX-1 2-7x33mm Scope today. And it this sort of thing is important to you, it is made, right here in the good old USA.
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P.S. – This short video will give you a look at the scope mounted on my 77/357. This is not meant to be a major review just a short video to give you a feel for the scopes dimensions and how it fits nicely onto a small framed rifle.
P.S.S. – It is interesting to note that my old favorite the Redfield 2×7 had major influence on the VX-1 2×7. In 2008, Leupold purchased Redfield and many of each brands current offerings has influenced the other. It seems to me that Leupold took the Redfield 2×7, upped the optics in it, and shaved off a lot of weight. Again the two scopes are almost identical in external dimensions.