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The Story Behind Redfield Scopes [VIDEO]


Redfield, the iconic name in the firearms accessory industry, has survived many ups and downs over 106 years.

John Redfield started the Redfield Gun Sight Company in 1909. The company produced iron sights, peep-sights and dozens of styles of front sights including posts, beads and blades. Early in the century, many firearms manufacturers offered the scopes as a factory option.

Eventually, Redfield expanded their product line to include rifle scopes, binoculars and spotting scopes. These products were made in Denver, Colorado until 1998 when the factory closed its doors. The Redfield name was bought and sold by numerous manufacturers after the original company went under. The brand, once again, ceased to be attached to products.

In 2008, Leupold and Stevens of Beaverton, Oregon, who manufactures Revolution scopes, purchased the Redfield name and all the intellectual property.

The flagship scope now in Redfield's line is the Revolution. It is a high quality, competitively priced scope that is made in the USA.

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Continuing the Redfield revolution rifle scopes

If you're looking to buy a Redfield scope, there are plenty of options. Here's a quick rundown of three of their offerings:

Revolution and Revolution/TAC


The Revolution and new Revolution/TAC are the culmination of Redfield's game-changing optics. The Illuminator Lens System gives exceptional light transmission in the low-light, blue wavelengths that dominate at dawn and dusk.

Stainless steel, 1/4-MOA finger click adjustments lead to quick zeroing and reliable placement. The tactical adjustments on the Revolution/TAC are taller windage and elevation adjustments. That, added to the aggressively knurled dials and tactile/audible 1/4-MOA clicks, give shooters a better grip and higher control over their adjustments.

It's totally waterproof and fog proof, and can be equipped with one of three reticle designs.



The Revenge has a nice long eye relief, the same Illuminator Lens System as the Revolution, and has been extensively impact tested for reliability and durability.

Waterproof and fog proof, naturally, the Revenge has a wide field of view for shots in woodlots, thickets, or dark timber.



The Battlezone scope from Redfield includes a Bullet Drop Compensation System (BDC), an MOA reticle, and a bright, crystal-clear image.

You'll be confident your choice of scopes was a wise one if you go with Redfield, as their reintroduction under the Leupold & Stevens umbrella will likely help push them into a new generation of useful and capable optics.

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The Story Behind Redfield Scopes [VIDEO]