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    Posted: December/04/2020 at 21:44
My eyes and astigmatism have me moving towards LPVO scopes.  I'm a fan of the SWFA 1-6x and Razor Gen II E but also looking at scopes in the 1-8x range.

Prefer FFP with illumination with mil turrets to be consistent with my other scopes.  Scopes would go on anything from a Marlin 1895 for a future buffalo hunt, 6.5 Grendel AR for a Florida hog hunt and my ARs that have barrel lengths ranging from 10.5 to 14.7" that currently sport Aimpoints, red dots of sorts.

I have a old USO SR8C that I like, but not impressed with their current offerings.  I recently picked up a Razor Gen III 1-10X scope that will likely go on a 6.5 Grendel but it is a little big for some of the platforms I'm looking to replace the optics on.

How does the Trijicon 1-8x28 Credo 34mm Rifle Scope stack up?  

I think the Accupower was its predecessor and had very mixed reviews but not sure if the Credo is new and improved.


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I'm not seeing a 1-8 I do see a 1-6.  My experience is with Accupoint and the down side is that tritium has a life span.  the 5-20 I had mixed results with and it had only 50moa adjustment (not much). The 1-4 with a red post triangle I really like but mine needs more tritium.  The Credo uses an LED so that should last a long time.  I thought the glass was decent.  the 2.5 to 15x42 uses a CR2032 battery and has 100 moa elevation 80 windage so big improvement.  I would say that Credo is improved but it runs on a battery. 

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Here is the link to the 1-8X Credo 


Appreciate the perspective.  Reviews I've seen/read said the glass very good but not in the range of the Vortex Gen II/III or Nightforce ATACR but also about 1/2 the price
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You might check out the Leatherwood CMR 1-8.. I have one on a 6.5 Grendel and the combination is outstanding.  Allows access to the full range of 6.5 Grendel capabilities.  Glass is very good, illumination is very good, adjustments are precise... audible and tactile.  I love the reticle.  Much lower price than the ones you mentioned.  I've not thrown it around but have some drills I do that cause me to bounce around some... no issues so far.  

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Thanks.  Looks like there are a couple on the SampleList and will give one a shot.
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Leatherwood is a good recommendation.  It is a good scope particularly given its price point.  Illumination is a little brighter than I would like but workable.  Tried it on a short barreled AR but too much scope for a 10.5" barrel.  Trijicon MRO will stay on it but Leatherwood will fit nicely on a 14.5" Grendel.

Thanks Kickboxer for the rudder.

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Originally posted by Marine24 Marine24 wrote:

Leatherwood is a good recommendation.  It is a good scope particularly given its price point.  Illumination is a little brighter than I would like but workable.  Tried it on a short barreled AR but too much scope for a 10.5" barrel.  Trijicon MRO will stay on it but Leatherwood will fit nicely on a 14.5" Grendel.

Thanks Kickboxer for the rudder.

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Most welcome.  Green or red illumination?  Mine is red and is exactly what I like/need.
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The March 1-8 is amazing, but it also has an "amazing" price.  
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Mine was green.  Thought it would play better with my astigmatism.  Definitely will wake you up in the morning.

Definitely a fan of March scopes, but amazing price is right.  Maybe when I get a 450-400 Nitro double.  

The Leatherwood is a good fit for the Grendel.
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My wife does eye exercises for astigmatism... she says it helps.  So far, my eyes are still good to me...no issues.

Glad you like the Leatherwood 1-8.  I've been very pleased with mine.  

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