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 Post subject: Leapers Scopes for Cheap
PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:37 am 
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Was looking around for a scope and found it on eBay. The seller has a bunch of Leapers scopes available, all with mounts.

If you don't mind waiting two or three weeks, you will save a lot of money. I got the scope I was looking for for almost half of what it would have cost ordering from a certain Canadian retailer.

Check it out.

http://shop.ebay.com/heimaoptics2010/m. ... ksid=p4340


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:23 am 
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brockb wrote:
Was looking around for a scope and found it on eBay. The seller has a bunch of Leapers scopes available, all with mounts.

If you don't mind waiting two or three weeks, you will save a lot of money. I got the scope I was looking for for almost half of what it would have cost ordering from a certain Canadian retailer.

Check it out.

http://shop.ebay.com/heimaoptics2010/m. ... ksid=p4340


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brockb wrote:
Was looking around for a scope and found it on eBay. The seller has a bunch of Leapers scopes available, all with mounts.

If you don't mind waiting two or three weeks, you will save a lot of money. I got the scope I was looking for for almost half of what it would have cost ordering from a certain Canadian retailer.

Check it out.

http://shop.ebay.com/heimaoptics2010/m. ... ksid=p4340


location :shang hai china
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Leapers are made in China originally

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:30 pm 
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Doesn't matter where Leapers are in fact made- "Leapers" is a US-registered company/US name and if anyone out of China is claiming to be "Leapers" they are basically lying. It is a copy (maybe a very good copy or a very bad copy, I would have no idea).

Try to send the scope back to Leapers in the US and see how it goes for warranty (not that their warranty program has proven to be all that wonderful anyways).

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:37 pm 
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Doesn't matter where Leapers are in fact made- "Leapers" is a US-registered company/US name and if anyone out of China is claiming to be "Leapers" they are basically lying. It is a copy (maybe a very good copy or a very bad copy, I would have no idea).

Try to send the scope back to Leapers in the US and see how it goes for warranty (not that their warranty program has proven to be all that wonderful anyways).


You must have got out the wrong side of bed this morning Eric.. :lol:
No one Outside of China is is representing Leapers or claiming to be in this case as these are shipped directly from China to the buyer. No middle man over here in N. America. Warrantty?? Whats that. :lol: Ya pays your money and ya takes your chances. :lol: Could be a copy or from the same factory as Leapers for all anyone knows. And at those prices people are sometimes willing to take that chance. I have never bought a scope from china but I have but purchased a little bit of of camera and electronics at great success directly from China. Usually free shipping if your not in a hurry and you wish to wait for the Slow Boat From China. Not sure about this seller as he doesn't have a very long record. But I have seen other sellers of optics shipping directly from china with thousands of sales and a yet have a 99% rating. In those cases there must be someone that is happy with the products. :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:27 pm 
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All I'm saying is that if it did not come from Leapers out of Livonia, Michigan, USA- then it is not a "Leapers" it is a counterfeit/copy/whatever- but it is not a "Leapers" and I always have a problem with people stealing other people's names.

If someone started representing themselves as my business- I'd pretty angry, as I'm sure would anyone else having the same occur. Counterfeiting is essentially corporate identity theft.

What if someone was selling rebuilt steering boxes and putting your name on them and they turned out to be crap? Would you want to deal with the negative publicity of such a thing?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:50 pm 
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This is not really the area to cheap out in. I went the Chinese scope route and in the end it just frustrated me and took my focus (no pun) away from shooting and more to what was wrong with my constantly shifting POI.

A scope is something that you should buy once.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:21 pm 
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AirGunEric wrote:
All I'm saying is that if it did not come from Leapers out of Livonia, Michigan, USA- then it is not a "Leapers" it is a counterfeit/copy/whatever- but it is not a "Leapers" and I always have a problem with people stealing other people's names.

If someone started representing themselves as my business- I'd pretty angry, as I'm sure would anyone else having the same occur. Counterfeiting is essentially corporate identity theft.

What if someone was selling rebuilt steering boxes and putting your name on them and they turned out to be crap? Would you want to deal with the negative publicity of such a thing?


And this all started by me saying tha Leapers are made in China? Sheesh!! They Are. :P
Lots of stuff is made in Chinese factories, identically made that goes out on the market under different brand names. Much like the Alecto and Zoraki do out of the same factory in Turkey. Take a look at toasters and coffee makers for example. A number of rebranded clones. Cars and motor cycles are another great example here and in Europe. Still the same identical car or bike mechanically. Just a different name. Why doesn't Leapers have their Chinese manufacturer go after this guy selling what he calls leaper scopes out of China. Possibly because they are Leapers? :shock: :lol:
Welders and plasmacutters a recent cloning output from China. A lot are identical but for the colour and brand name.
I could really care less about leapers or Chinese glass. I don't own or use any of the crap. (That I know of) :shock: Clones!! Ahhhhh! I shall go through them all and ferret out, The imposters. :P (On my todo list) :wink:
Steering gear remanufacturing is lousy analogy. Only a few of us in Canada and it is to small of a niche market for any cloning copycats . But then again if some did start to try to start using my name, their must be a reason why. Imitation being the sincerest form of flattery. :mrgreen:
Don't put so much store in a few words. You'll give yourself an ulcer. I should know. :lol: :wink:

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Back to the point. Real Leapers as cheap as you will find in Canada.

Other options.

http://scopesandammo.com/storefront/index.php?cPath=21


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:23 am 
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brockb wrote:
Was looking around for a scope and found it on eBay. The seller has a bunch of Leapers scopes available, all with mounts.

If you don't mind waiting two or three weeks, you will save a lot of money. I got the scope I was looking for for almost half of what it would have cost ordering from a certain Canadian retailer.

Check it out.

http://shop.ebay.com/heimaoptics2010/m. ... ksid=p4340


brockb, it looks like a nice scope. Let us know after you have used it for a while what you think of it. I'm wanting to buy a scope for my kids rifle and I really don't want to spend a lot.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:17 pm 
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95% of the things in your home are made in China or the surrounding area.

If you go to the Leaper's site (http://www.leapers.com) and read their "About Us" section, you will see that they started in 1991, but only in 2009 did they begin making parts in the USA. More specifically, mounting systems. On the left, there is a tab that says Made in USA, and if you click it all you will see are mounting rails.

I asked D&L Airgun where their scopes are made and will probably hear from them by tomorrow.

The seller on eBay is probably just someone who was able to get these scopes directly from the factory and is able to sell them at a slight mark-up while keeping the prices lower than anywhere else. As someone else mentioned, you will be waiting a few weeks, but I saved about $40 because of it.

D&L just replied and said that all their Leaper's products are made in China.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:22 pm 
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I am thinking on getting a magnum springer, a B28, well thinking on getting 2 of them, anyway will the leapers scope take the beating of a springer?

wanting to find out what would be the best choice for the B28 I am thinking on getting.

would hate to toast a new scope.


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AERO-TEC wrote:
I am thinking on getting a magnum springer, a B28, well thinking on getting 2 of them, anyway will the leapers scope take the beating of a springer?

wanting to find out what would be the best choice for the B28 I am thinking on getting.

would hate to toast a new scope.

I am just guessing and i have owned a lot of scopes and i do like my few 3 Leapers scopes but i am think the b28 will eat them .......


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:51 pm 
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so without braking the bank what would be the best choice of scopes to get for a B28?
Bob said he is using a Hawke, I find them a tad high in price, they may well be worth it, just would like to save some money if possible.

may pass on springers for the time being if scopes are going to be pricey


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