Cat power wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:31 am
L. E. Carroll wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:06 pm
For those who have posted here who are unhappy with their XB 30's and would prefer a Leupold Crossbones I have a very nice one I'll trade you for that "crappy old Hawke XB30 PRO."
I live very close to the Leupold plant in Beaverton Ore . I have 2 Leupold spotting scopes, a set of Gold Ring 8x42 binos. and 8 rifles set up with VX II & lll scopes from 1.5x5 thats on my M600 350 Rem Mag. two a couple 6x24's mounted on my HB 223 and 22-250 varmint rifles.
I love them , but as I age I prefer the illumination the Hawke XB-30's provides for use on my Excals.
Why would you not get the Leupold VXR? Way better scope than the Hawke, not even close
I have nothing at all against Leupolds... In fact I own more of their products than I would guess many other forum members here do. That being said, for the wet, dark, very dense, shadowed areas I hunt Elk in on the Coast of WA.. I find the ability to allow a slight amount of illumination when sighting with my continously failing eyesight to be very helpfull.
So I would simply say it's all about choices and I have decided that after trying several scopes allowing Illumination, that the XB30 fills my needs the best.
I have in fact on more than one occassion, stood at the front dest at Leupolds main corporate office's asking their techs. and product reps. to bring out some type of illuminated crossbow specific scope based around their fine 1x4 and 1.5x5 series of scopes...
So far I'm having no luck in getting them to consider this, as they consider crossbow scopes and their owners as a very small part of their overall customer base. In talking with them I get the idea they feel producing an illuminated crossbow specific scope would not support the cost of R&D and tooling that it would take to produce one.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it !
Camo Micro 335 gen. ll " w/ XB30 SR Pro
Camo Micro 355 w/ XB30 SR Pro & TT trigger
Camo Matrix 380 W/ Crossbones scope & a Boo trigger
all w/Camo Munch mounts
Sweet 44 yr. old 73 Bronco