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Identify the scope in the photo.

#1 Post by atxgunguy » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:38 pm

It's a Leupold, yes we know that...but what year and model? Photo featured has it mounted on a 1980s Sako 30-06.

Rifle is in great condition but my friend is wondering what the scope is before he might buy it from the pawn shop it currently resides.

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Re: Identify the scope in the photo.

#2 Post by Marlene » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:58 pm

There will be model numbers and magnification engraved on either the rim closest to the eyepiece or sometimes the other end. My first guess from here: 6x fixed?
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#3 Post by Mohead » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:47 pm

Looks like possibly the M8. I second Marlene on looking carefully for a model number though.
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#4 Post by Marlene » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:06 pm

:roflmao: I was on my phone. Obviously not fixed. I must be saving my eyesight for shooting by not looking closely at anything else.
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#5 Post by Mohead » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:29 pm

Ah, that may make it one of the vari-x series. Possibly the vari-x ii?
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Re: Identify the scope in the photo.

#6 Post by DwnRange » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:34 am

Every Leupold scope produced since 1974 will have a letter included in the serial number acting as a date-code. Scopes using a letter as a prefix (the beginning of the serial number) were produced between 1974 and 1992. Scopes using a letter as a suffix (the end of the serial number) have been produced after 1992.


Prefix: Suffix:
E = 1974 A = 1993
F = 1975 B = 1994
G = 1976 C = 1995
H = 1977 D = 1996
J = 1978 E = 1997
K =1979 F = 1998
L = 1980 G = 1999
M = 1981 H = 2000
N = 1982 J = 2001
P = 1983 K = 2002
R = 1984 L = 2003
S = 1985 M = 2004
T = 1986 N = 2005
U = 1987 P = 2006
V = 1988 R = 2007
W = 1989 S = 2008
X = 1990 T = 2009
Y = 1991
Z = 1992

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#7 Post by atxgunguy » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:10 pm

Belated thanks for the info. :thumbup:
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Re: Identify the scope in the photo.

#8 Post by drigeba » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:00 pm

Can't go wrong with a 1980's vintage Leupold. My guess is that it's a 40MM 3x-9x Vari-x 2

A very common scope and also an excellent one.

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Re: Identify the scope in the photo.

#9 Post by eelj » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:43 pm

With only one skinny ring I'm guessing it is a vari-xI series scope. Not as good as a Vari-x III but still better than most of its competitors. https://www.leupold.com/hunting-shootin ... flescopes/

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