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Leupold 20-60x80mm Straight SX 1 Ventana Spotting Scope
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Most Helpful Positive Review Very good scope
Very good scope. I did try the 15X45 as a kit with the tripod and found the...
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Most Helpful Negative Review kodeman
Bought based on price to be used with a .223 and .308 at 100-300 yards. Abo...
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Excellent Scope! Leupold never disappoints.

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, VA Written on July 5, 2014
I recently bought this based on my experience with Leupold riflescopes and the reviews of others for this scope and was not disappointed. This is an awesome scope! I could see both .223 and .308 hits very clearly on a target at 200 yards. In fact, I will soon be trying it out at a 300 yard range.
Pros: Great optics, easy to use...
Would recommend: Yes
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Great scope, flimsy tripod

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, TN Written on October 22, 2013
Excellent clarity and a great value if you're looking for a midrange product. Much better than the $40 Barska I have, but not as clear as a much more expensive Swarovski would be. However, the tripod is very flimsy & shaky. In fact, my Barska's tripod is much more stable. Nice case and cover.
Pros: clarity
Cons: tripod...
Would recommend: Yes
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Great scope

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, CO Written on July 20, 2013
The optics are clear and and easy to use. I can see my target clearly at 300 yards and my see my impacts from my 308. My eyes aren't what they used to be and this scope is worth the money for up to 300 yards.
Pros: Clarity and power...
Would recommend: Yes
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kodeman

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, NM Written on April 10, 2013
Bought based on price to be used with a .223 and .308 at 100-300 yards. Above 40x clarity falls off rapidly, difficult to see .223 holes at 300 yards. 40x is the best setting, can see .223 at 100-200 and .308 to 300
Pros: Price, Leupold warranty, Optics Planet service
Cons: Becomes fuzzy above 40x...
Would recommend: Yes
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Decent scope but...

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on March 6, 2013
This scope performs reasonably well, especially up to 40x. BUT BEWARE! The eye relief spec (26.4-24.0 mm) on vendor sites and the Leupold catalog are wrong. The specs that come with the scope say 20.0-15.0 mm...a pretty big difference. I called Leupold and they verified that ALL THEIR SALES MATERIAL IS WRONG and the correct value is on the box. Many other specs are wrong too, including the weight (62 oz, not 37 oz). Leupold brags about their American quality control and inspection of these Chinese-made scopes, yet admitted many of them had shipped with no serial numbers on them. Some quality control. Mine was one of the ones without a number, making it impossible to register it on the Leupold web site. Leupold verified that my scope was not a knockoff (of which there are many), was indeed their product, but with no serial number.

I'm sending this back and buying from a company that has their s*** together on quality control.

And BTW, the eye relief is insufficient for those of us who were glasses except at the very lowest 20x setting. There are far better choices out there.

Pros: Excellent image, little chromatic aberration
Cons: Eye relief MUCH shorter than specs say, weight heavier...
Would recommend: No
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Spotting scope-good value

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, GA Written on November 10, 2012
The spotting scope is good, but I am thinking about buying another tripod for it
Pros: High quality scope
Cons: Tripod is not sturdy enough...
Would recommend: Yes
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nhome

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on February 27, 2012
Excellent view images at 50 yards. If the focus knob is either at the side or at the bottom of the scope then it will be much better.
Pros: excellent view image
Cons: hand is blocking part of the view finder when using the focus knob...
Would recommend: Yes
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Very good scope

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, FL Written on January 19, 2012
Very good scope. I did try the 15X45 as a kit with the tripod and found the tripod to be very shaky in a 5-10 mph wind. Upgraded the 20-60 scope and the Leupold Compact Tripod #56446 and now I have a rock solid combination. I would definitely recommend this combo.
Pros: Clear, solid and a value for the money
Cons: Wish it had a range finding reticle in it....
Would recommend: Yes
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Leupold SX-1 Ventana 20-60x80

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, TX Written on May 28, 2011
GREAT spotting scope.You just need a different tripod.
Pros: GREAR SCOOP
Cons: Tripod base not wide enough.Can tip over easy...
Would recommend: Yes
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