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Posted: 3/17/2013 4:21:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/17/2013 7:50:47 PM EDT by treedawg]
Had one come in the shop last week.

The seller was asking $300.00 which was way to low for a Mark 4 Tactical and that got my Spidey Senses tingling.

Long story short a quick call to Leupold verified my suspicions.

td

Link Posted: 3/17/2013 4:29:09 PM EDT
They've been out for a while.

My old boss bought one. I knew it was off as soon as I saw it. Weight wasn't right.

Leupold has a webpage dedicated to them.

http://www.leupold.com/resources/counterfeit-warning/
Link Posted: 3/17/2013 4:54:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ikickhippies:
They've been out for a while.

My old boss bought one. I knew it was off as soon as I saw it. Weight wasn't right.

Leupold has a webpage dedicated to them.

http://www.leupold.com/resources/counterfeit-warning/


I referenced Leupold's counterfeit FAQ when evaluating the scope and it's handy info but far from accurate with the latest generation of counterfeits.

td
Link Posted: 3/17/2013 5:17:42 PM EDT
Did it have a multi colored illuminated reticle? Some idiot on Craig's list posts one frequently, and brags about Iits red/green reticles...all for $800
Link Posted: 3/17/2013 5:25:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/17/2013 5:31:58 PM EDT by treedawg]
Originally Posted By mattellis2:
Did it have a multi colored illuminated reticle? Some idiot on Craig's list posts one frequently, and brags about Iits red/green reticles...all for $800


Probably the same scope,,,,,

td
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 5:08:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mattellis2:
Did it have a multi colored illuminated reticle? Some idiot on Craig's list posts one frequently, and brags about Iits red/green reticles...all for $800


We need to make a point to follow his ads and flag them everytime we see them.

Link Posted: 3/18/2013 8:16:51 AM EDT
is this the guy with the fake? he has 4 ads on there for the same scope at $800....

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/for/3684919569.html
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 8:46:02 AM EDT
not the one i have seen previously. that guy was in south ga, (cordele, i think) and didn't have pictures.you'd think for $800, he'd at least tell you what power his scope is!

I think the bogus one I saw was a 4x12
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 9:49:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 9:49:57 AM EDT by robpiat]
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:08:53 PM EDT
There's a certain outfitters store in Adel that had two of them in stock along with a fake prismatic last year. They knew they were fake and didn't care til someone made a few phone calls. They disappeared pretty quick after that.

Y'all know that selling these is a felony right?
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 3:49:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wilezcoyote:
There's a certain outfitters store in Adel that had two of them in stock along with a fake prismatic last year. They knew they were fake and didn't care til someone made a few phone calls. They disappeared pretty quick after that.

Y'all know that selling these is a felony right
Yes that store will try shit like that from time to time. What do you want to bet that they will do it again?
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 6:19:44 AM EDT
If you look through the fakes against a white background - normally you can see imperfections in the clarity.
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