Leapers Rifle scopes - Reviews and the Best Place to Buy them
todayLeapers are an American company specializing in a wide range of rifle scopes and related products
such as mounts, bases, handles, grips, tactical torches, lasers, bipods, tac clothing - lots. See www.leapers.com for the full load, a very good website it is too.
Most of the products are made in China but to exacting USA quality standards. They do however have problems with
the Chinese locals making lower grade copies and selling them as the real thing. So if buying a Leapers scope first
make sure it is the real thing and not a copy.
Chances are if you buy a "really good price one" from some guy in Hong Kong then it is not real. Sure it will
look good but after a few shots from a big recoil gun it may well fail you. Leapers have a real issue with this,
see their website where they have a warning up.
The scopes reviewed
I'll say right now that I am not unbiased. I have been selling Leapers scopes since August 2008 and think they
are great both in terms of quality at any price and, more to the point, the quality at the pruces they sell at
which is only at a level that most serious shooters would call the level above budget. How thry make them so good
and sell them so cheap I do not know but in my shop they outsell Nikko and Bushnell scopes in the same price range
at a rate of 20:1.
The models I can comment on:
The UTG Pro range - 3-9x32 "Bug Buster", 3-9x40, 3-9x50, 4-16x50 and 6-24x50.
All of them are:
- 25mm tube. 1 Piece - "Battle" tested on the most vicious recoil air rifles AND firearms so there are
no worries about them being killed by scope killer rifles.
- Have red-green-black reticle illumination adjustable by SWAT (Side Wheel Adjust Turret) wheels
- Are mil dot reticle
- Are parallax adjust by way of AO (Adjustable Objective) lens
- Have finger adjust-lock and reset windage and elevation turrets.
- Come with flip up front and rear caps and easy screw on-off sniper sunshades.
Few and far between. Literally hundreds sold and a handful of returns ever due to manufacture faults not any
product feature or in action performance reason. Some users have found the lock and reset turrets hard to get
the hang at first but Leapers do provide good guides to this and common issues are easily solved. Only one has
returned for this reason and that customer...well...not the sharpest pencil