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Leica Magnus scope

  • 16-09-2019 12:21pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 38 Fx Royale
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    Lads anyone using one or know much about them looked through one at the weekend and seemed impressive but is it value for money???


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,555 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass
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    Any more info on them? Price, mag, specs, etc.

    never heard of them myself so hard to compare to other brands.

    It's Leica so won't be too cheap.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 38 Fx Royale
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    Cass wrote: »
    Any more info on them? Price, mag, specs, etc.

    never heard of them myself so hard to compare to other brands.

    It's Leica so won't be too cheap.

    It’s 2.4-16x56 illuminated €2500


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,555 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass
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    That is quite a price tag. Granted Leica do good glass and their rangefinders start in the €600+ region its not surprising i guess.

    I had a Sightron in 2.5-17.5. The glass was good and plenty of features. I only bring it up to compare the mag range. If its hunting it'll be as much as you need. The low power gives a great, and clear, way to scan fields without the need for bins and the higher mag for those longer shots. However depending on whether you want a hunting scope or target scope or some kind of combination of the two will determine if it's suitable.

    You're into Zeiss V8 money with almost the same mag range but with known glass quality. I wouldn't say leica are a risk to buy, but i've found with new scopes, regardless of manufacture, the early models can be problematic. Let someone else be the Guinea pig in those situations. If it were a couple of hundred Euro i'd say jump on it, but going towards three grand is a little too much money for a relatively new scope.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 764 ✭✭✭ hedzball
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    As cass said there are far more proven scopes in that price bracket.. 318i Kahles would be a nice alternative.


  • Registered Users Posts: 38 Fx Royale
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    hedzball wrote: »
    As cass said there are far more proven scopes in that price bracket.. 318i Kahles would be a nice alternative.

    I looked through the v8 and the kahles and I thought the Leica was the clearer of them all there just never heard anything about them and before spending my money on it I said I’d ask if anyone has any experience with them
    The kahles is actually a bit more expensive as well


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,555 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass
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    Fx Royale wrote: »
    I looked through the v8 and the kahles and I thought the Leica was the clearer of them all ...........
    Proves the point about each person being different.

    The Leica has the lowest light transmission level of the three meaning it reflects more light. It sits at between 90-91% which yo'd expect from any good quality scope. The Zeiss sits at just over 92%, good but not great considering the price tag, but the Kahles is at 95% iirc.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 187 ✭✭ SakoHunter75
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    I'd be checking out the Schmidt & Bender Exos 3-21x50 too. Not sure what they go for, but they're probably in a similar price bracket. Have read very good things about them on the online forums. Can't go wrong with S&B, great glass and tough as nails.


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