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Post by 10sandxs on 2/21/2020, 7:34 pm

In the never ending quest for a better dot, I purchased a leupold FREEDOM RDS. I was pretty skeptical but had a "if you dont like it bring it back" guarentee from our local sporting goods store. I like it a lot more than I thought I would.
Pros
1) 1/4 moa clicks and LOTS of them. 80 minutes of adjustment.
2) clicks are positive and predictable and clearly marked
3) finger turn turrets, even on the non "bdc" version. No more coins, screwdrivers, or the stupid aimpoint spanner tool needed.
4) good range of brightness settings. Im shooting it at 2 indooors. Lots of headroom for outside
5) very clear glass with no negative magnification and no blue hue in glass
6) power and dot adjustment in one button. Easy on, easy off. There is a battery saver that supposedly shuts the dot off after 5 minutes of no motion, but I've never experienced it off unless I turn it off.
7) it has lived over 1500 rounds on a slide mount 45, which is beyond where most of my other dots have given up the ghost.
Cool $280 on optics planet vs $440 for a 9000

Cons
1) it's as heavy as a 9000 sc.
2) dot quality is ok, but not great. Its supposedly 1 moa but looks bigger. Similar to the 9000 I tried a few years ago
3) limited ring selection. my rings are steel and add another 5 oz. fixable, but not quickly or cheaply yet.
4) no tubes on market... yet... 3d printer, here I come...
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Post by LenV on 2/21/2020, 7:58 pm

I might have to give one a test ride. I have always had good luck with Leupold. I wonder where they are made?
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Post by 10sandxs on 2/21/2020, 8:09 pm

Here what's on the box...

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Post by zanemoseley on 2/21/2020, 8:17 pm

Is it my imagination or is the viewable objective really small for a 34mm tube? That's  one of my favorite things about the 9000sc, the objective is noticeably bigger than a 30mm Matchdot 2.

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Post by LenV on 2/21/2020, 8:25 pm

Sorry, it was more a plug then a question. They are made in Bend, Oregon. Right next to Nosler. I have been there several times. Nosler has a show floor selling all their bullets, rifles and Leupold scopes. Except for the rifles you can buy everything there cheaper in town from the "Sportsman's Warehouse". They have some stupid non compete clause at the store. I only go there for the "seconds" which can be a lot cheaper.

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Post by 10sandxs on 2/21/2020, 8:28 pm

Zanemosely... yes, this is a stupid thing... not sure why they did it...

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Post by Jack H on 2/22/2020, 12:07 pm

10sandxs wrote:Zanemosely... yes, this is a stupid thing... not sure why they did it...

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How is that different than this
https://www.bullseyeforum.net/t13450p25-photoescape-aperture-ring-kit
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Post by zanemoseley on 2/22/2020, 12:28 pm

Its one thing opting for an aperture ring but to force a smaller than average viewable while at the same time going with a 34mm tube is odd.

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