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Leupold 1x14 Tactical Prismatic Rifle Scope w/ Illuminated Red Circle Plex Reticle - 63300
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Over all I am really impressed with the quality and clarity of the scope. I did not want a fuzzy red dot and I also did not want to pay $800 plus for...
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Compact and Fast

by Wink, from United States, NY Written on October 9, 2014
Great little optic for AR-style rifles.
Leupold has become famous for the quality of their glass, and this little scope doesn't disappoint...
Sharp clear and bright, it's a refreshing giant step up from most of the super compacts out there.
I chose the circle with crosshair reticle over the circle dot, as I find it to be a more pleasing and repeatable sight picture, and just as fast to get on target.
And fast is what this sight is all about.
Using the selection of risers supplied, I was able to mount the scope at the perfect height for instant alignment when I shoulder the weapon.
With zero magnification and super clarity, this lets me keep both eyes open and simply superimpose the reticle over the target.
The reticle is etched, not projected, so it's always visible even when you're not using the illumination feature, and it's not fuzzy when you do illuminate.
Fast and fun for any type of action shooting.
Good, tactile, precise, adjustments.
If your shooting is mostly fast and up close and you don't need magnification, this one is a great buy and hard to beat for an AR, a .22, a pistol caliber carbine, or a whitetail woods gun....
Would recommend: Yes
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Perfect For Aging Eyes

by Miravox, from United States, OR Written on September 5, 2014
Why buy a 1x scope when you could just use the factory sights? In a word: presbyopia. Once you start having to hold the newspaper out at arms' length to be able to read it, you've lost the ability to focus on the front iron sight. With a scope, the eye's focus can stay simultaneously sharp on the target and the crosshairs; there are no more blurry front and rear sights to degrade your shooting accuracy.

Why buy a prismatic scope instead of a 1x red dot? Batteries are bound to fail you when you need them most -- and tritium-powered illumination is not bright enough to stand out against a sun-washed target without darkening the scope's sight picture in order to provide enough contrast. This Leupold product has an etched reticle -- not just a dot -- that remains focused on the target with or without batteries....
Pros:
  • Very compact
  • works with or without batteries
Cons:
  • parallax is present; eye placement is critical
  • thick stadia nearly converge at center dot; may obscure small target details
Best Used for:
  • short range carbines
Would recommend: Yes
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Battery life is terrible

by Legacy Reviewer, Written on November 29, 2013
I thought this site was the answer to the prayers of those shooters with an astigmatism. Unfortunately, the batteries are the downfall of this. It does not use the CR 123's as do most other accessories and the smaller camera batteries do not have a long life. If you tighten the cap to the battery housing and lean your gun back against something in the safe, it turns on the site and drains the battery. Thank goodness for the FFP reticle.
Pros: Front focal plane reticle
Cons: battery life is atrocious...
Would recommend: Yes
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BEST Bang for your Buck.

by Legacy Reviewer, Written on May 15, 2013
This optic was my last alternative to most other sights. I hated the idea of needing batteries. And I hate the bulkiness and width of Holographics. The red dots, as fine as they are, are ALWAYS blurry to me. Sure, within 300 yards its no problem. But, the battery. Acog 1.5x are great optics, but the tunnel effect of a magnified optic kept me away. Aimpoints, I always feel like I'm looking through a film canister with the bottom cut out. And the price was just too high. TriPowers are great, but the exposed adjustments make me unsure of them, and they are $200 more than the Prismatics, with no mounts. I finally bought a Prismatic at a local Cop Shop and haven't looked back. Since then, I have bought 2 more, one more Tactical, and one Hunter version with the DCD. Even though its not perfect, its got the most bang for the Buck. Less than $500, you get: 1) Great glass with a generous sight picture (unlike Aimpoints). 2) An etched reticle which doesn't require batteries and is less bulky. 3) 8(eight) different hight options between using no risers, some or all risers. 4) Capped adjustments. 5) A true real world 1X.

The Cons are few. I didn't like how when I made my adjustments in the cold, they were slow to get there. I have learned to keep the sight warm before I adjust it. After that it stays solidly in place. And, as everyone usually notices, the eye relief could be a bit longer. I had this mounted with a magnifier, and after the magnifier is removed the Prismatic too far ...
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Would recommend: Yes
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Leupold tactical prismatic scope

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on May 6, 2013
I am very satisfied with my purchase of this scope. Simply put Leupold has a great scope at a very good price.
The glass etched reticle is black and can be seen clearly and is not fuzzy like my eotech. I do not need to turn the illumination module on at all in day light usage. Well worth the money. I wish I had found this before buying the eotech.
Pros: The glass etched reticle can be used without illumination module.
Cons: None...
Would recommend: Yes
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Thinking of an EoTech? Think again!

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, NM Written on July 19, 2012
I was just about to plop my money down on an Eotech holographic tactical scope when someone mentioned The Leupold to me. I am SO happy that I did not go with the EoTech now. The reticle of this optic is present at all times...so if the battery dies...no problem! THe kit comes with 3 different height mounts so I was able to line it up with my back-up flip up sites. I put this scope on my SR556 and couldn't be happier with it!
Pros: Crystal clear, not battery dependent. Multiple height mounts
Cons: haven't discovered any yet...
Would recommend: Yes
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Bang for your buck.

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, CA Written on May 26, 2012
This scope is very easy to install, handy, rigid and easy to use. Also very light and looks good too.
Pros: Easy to install and use. Light and handy. Looks good..
Cons: Small sight....
Would recommend: Yes
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Prismatic

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, TX Written on February 11, 2012
very cool, love the etched reticle with the ability to light reticle in low light scenerios. 3 different size height mounts. Easy to mount luminator.got here in 5 days. Reticle easy to see, if lighting conditions are not great the lumination ability makes it great, with many intensity settings, when ready to go off just hold it down.very pleased with it so far, think it might be a little pricey though. Cool idea on lueopolds part, without batt it is just a scope with reticle, with batt you can illuminate reticle and make it very bright, not sure on batt life yet, uses a small DL1/3N battery.
Pros: Compact, weighs 12 ounces,
Cons: maybe price...
Would recommend: Yes
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Tactical Prismatic

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on July 10, 2009
Over all I am really impressed with the quality and clarity of the scope. I did not want a fuzzy red dot and I also did not want to pay $800 plus for an EOTech. With both eyes open I can look through the scope and the reticle appears crystal clear with an unlimited FOV. I mounted this scope on my POF AR and so far have not been disappointed.
Pros: Quality Scope, Crystal Clear Reticle, Works with or without batteries
Cons: Battery module a little tricky to secure...
Would recommend: Yes
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