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    LEUPOLD VXi 3.5-10

    Leupold VXi 3.5-10, slight ring marks, couple of small marks on front bell, plus a scrape on one turret cap.
    Came with a rifle, not required. $500 including Courier, non rural.
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    Includes a new turret cap.

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    Awesome buying

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    No offense meant, but I have to ask - are you sure this is a legit Leupold and not a copy? I've never seen a VX-3i where they put "X" after every number on the magnification ring. Also in the text on the objective ring, I thought it was normally a small "x" in the 3.5-10x40, not capital.

    EDIT: Also, the magnification numbers are normally on the side of the mag ring facing the eyepiece, not facing the objective?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulNZ View Post
    No offense meant, but I have to ask - are you sure this is a legit Leupold and not a copy? I've never seen a VX-3i where they put "X" after every number on the magnification ring. Also in the text on the objective ring, I thought it was normally a small "x" in the 3.5-10x40, not capital.

    EDIT: Also, the magnification numbers are normally on the side of the mag ring facing the eyepiece, not facing the objective?
    I was going to say something along those lines as well. The writing on the box also looks different to the one I had I am sure and I bought that new from a shop. Once again no offence intended

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    Itís a knock off
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    The engraving along the golden ring at the front appears to be not straight. And the writing is white/silver not black like all the photos on Leupold's website.

    The magnification markings on the wrong part of the zoom ring.

    The box being printed with Matt-lin instead of Matt-1in shows it's a counterfeit too.
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    Yeap knock off, the old famous "Mat-Lin" box...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Yeap knock off, the old famous "Mat-Lin" box...
    Matt Lin shoots a Shadow 2 in production at Howick pistol club doesn't he?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameronjackwhite View Post
    Awesome buying
    Maybe not...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameronjackwhite View Post
    Maybe not...
    LOL. I didn't twig at first glance either and thought the same as a scope for the new BLR.

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    Anyone checked the serial number.... I haven't (too lazy) but shouldn't that verify if a knock off or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Anyone checked the serial number.... I haven't (too lazy) but shouldn't that verify if a knock off or not
    Can't check serial number online, have to contact Leupold or national supplier if bought locally. Can use suffix to verify age though. As far as I know anyway

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    Its a knockoff, a very good knockoff.
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    OK, have checked with the previous owner who states he purchased it at H&F Te Rapa, STILL waiting for him to supply proof of purchase. Went in there with it, they couldn't be 100% sure so are in contact with Leupold. When we lined it up next to one of there's there was a few discrepancies'. Will tell you all when I hear back. H&F said the Knock offs are getting better by the day.

 

 

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