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Posted: 11/6/2003 10:28:33 AM EDT
Has anyone heard anything about Leupold's 3.5-10X M1 Illum (mildot) #53368 being discontinued, and replaced?

I heard this rumor from a dealer I've done very good business with.  He wasn't sure if they were just going to do a minor tweak, or a larger change.

Link Posted: 11/6/2003 1:07:48 PM EDT
I have a [b]"reliable"[/b] source that says Leupold will be discontinuing the
part number of these items, but they will still be available...  They are
making some "changes".  Obviously, for the better.  And this requires a
new part number...

Link Posted: 11/6/2003 1:11:12 PM EDT
Do you have any idea what the "changes" are?

Worth waiting for the new version, or buy an old version?

The other scope I was looking at was the 4.5-14X50mm M1, which is a new scope...

Link Posted: 11/6/2003 1:46:13 PM EDT
After the wholesalers show ends this weekend, more information will be available...I wish I could tell you more, but I can't. The changes are for the better and I think you'll appreciate the upgrades.
Link Posted: 11/7/2003 1:49:47 AM EDT
I can think of two right now.  Make the freaking know harder to turn as I just burned out a battery and make the freaking batteries last longer.  Make the reticle bright enough to see during the day too while your at it, Leupold.
Link Posted: 11/7/2003 7:12:16 AM EDT
A little bit of 2004 model line info here:

Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:33:31 AM EDT
Do you have any more info on the changes to the LR scopes?
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:56:24 AM EDT
MidwayUSA sent me an e-mail a few weeks ago saying that the entire Vari-XIII line is being discontinued.
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 3:32:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2003 2:45:16 AM EDT by GI_Brat]
Originally Posted By Ahab:
Do you have any more info on the changes to the LR scopes?
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On December 25th I can say more...I hope I can keep a secret that long!

Link Posted: 12/23/2003 2:51:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2003 2:54:56 AM EDT by GI_Brat]
Well, it's close enough to the 25th, here is what I know about the changes for '04

New lens coating, better light
transmission, more 30mm tubes, more side focus's, new adjustments, more tacticals.

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