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    Clearridge Scopes

    I have been offered a 2nd hand clearidge 4-14 mildot scope to replace the weaver on my 6.5x55. It's quite a bit bigger both size and magnification wise. No mention of $ at present. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this make.

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    I have had the xp5 4.5 - 22.5
    was a heavy scope but worked great. Glass was good and it dialed really well.

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    I have one of his (Jon @ Opticzone) Clearidge 3-9x32 scopes on one of my 22s. It is an AO model. It is very good for the $s paid. VG optics. Japanese manufacture. I think the biggest issue with them is they are an unknown brand generally and if you come to sell they will not go like hot cakes. Have seen good impressions posted of them in the past.
    Interestingly, if buying new (yeh, I realise you are not) he markets them on his Clearidge site and the Opticzone site. Opticzone site always runs a discount - why would you buy off his Clearidge site?
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    With the xp5 think of it in terms of a cheaper option to the Bushnell 6500 but just as good. Comes out of the same factory (Jon at opticszone told me that).
    I had one and it was a good scope.

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    Ok now the negotiations can begin thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Ok now the negotiations can begin thanks guys
    Low ball him!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I have one of his (Jon @ Opticzone) Clearidge 3-9x32 scopes on one of my 22s. It is an AO model. It is very good for the $s paid. VG optics. Japanese manufacture. I think the biggest issue with them is they are an unknown brand generally and if you come to sell they will not go like hot cakes. Have seen good impressions posted of them in the past.
    Interestingly, if buying new (yeh, I realise you are not) he markets them on his Clearidge site and the Opticzone site. Opticzone site always runs a discount - why would you buy off his Clearidge site?
    If you read the fine print it says "exclude clearridge", unless you're looking at a different discount? But they are great scopes, I had the 4.5 to 22 and dialled out to 1000 no worries and clear glass, great value for money. Only reason I sold was a mate wanted it otherwise I would have kept it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    With the xp5 think of it in terms of a cheaper option to the Bushnell 6500 but just as good. Comes out of the same factory (Jon at opticszone told me that).
    I had one and it was a good scope.
    I have that one now, XP5 4.5-22 used it for FTR last season, now on my gong rifle. Very good dialling, glass is clear, for the money, it is much better value than VX3 in my opinion. That model is limited to 48 Moa elevation, so you might want to look at a rail or Burris insert rings for LR dialing.
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