did counter sniper optics go out of business

I have long forgot where I got it from but a clever googler I’m sure could turn it up. As of 2002 it still exists as a division of Contraves Co. Hand fit parts meticulously assembled by true artisans. AS one forum “expert” even made the idiotic claim that the Unertls were made in a barn.. “Gentlemen, Let me clear up some inaccurate or most likely a lot of bogus information out there regarding the Unertl Optical Company and make clear some facts about the rifle scopes themselves. While it’s not the same as honoring the original Redfield warranty, it is better than nothing. Unfortunately my first-shot hit percentage fell off fairly sharply with this substitution. When Leupold first purchased the brand in 2008, they re-introduced the brand to the market, and then started expanding the Redfield line of scopes each year. Has the Vortex Copperhead Scope Been Discontinued? In my experience, you’ve got two options for that: (1)  You can keep your eyes open on a site like Ebay to see if someone posts any for sale. It doesn’t budge at all. But even the perception of quality is warped and gone; American gun buyers have been completely dumbed-down by gun rags and marketing hucksters to the point where they think piece-of-crap guns are worth their money (as long as they’re black and tacti-kewl) and quality’s price is “outrageous.”. As I understand it, I need to rotate this objective to focus…and also to help in correcting Parallax? Our product experts are available from 7am to 3:30pm Pacific Standard Time to answer your questions. 1-877-798-9686; MAILING ADDRESS We made the money with the high end optics, not making scopes. About 4 months after Redfield went under, a sporting goods conglomerate called Blount International bought all of the Redfield equipment, patents, trademarks they could find out of bankruptcy. Another common question that I was asked about customers who were just being introduced to…, When the outdoor company I use to work for first started carrying the Meopta line…, If you haven't heard of the Meopta brand of rifle scopes, they are a European…. When the US Optics scopes were announced and then delayed for years (I still have the original sheets and order forms) and then the Unertl company appeared to be resurrecting and bringing lawsuits I didn’t know if I’d ever get a scope. Since they went out of business, that warranty and warranty service has somewhat died. Several companies (including Tasco, B&L and Leupold) submitted scopes specially built to the contract specifications. was a better gun. Posted by. He will be missed. While the questions about Redfield scopes are varied, one of the more popular questions I’m asked is: were or have Redfield scopes discontinued? Sorry, didn’t work that way. 1st Generation, original Redfield scopes – These were manufactured in the Denver Colorado Redfield facility, and were discontinued when Redfield went out of business is 1998. So I like the stock on my rifle to be extended. From the early 1960’s to the 1980’s, Redfield and Leupold were the two dominant American made rifle scope brands. The USMC sniper 10X was a fixed power scope but it had some pretty trick features, especially for its time. Finger a Wincheshter Model 12 (preferable pre 1960 model) verse the 870 as example of quality verse crap. I had a chunk of deployment money set aside in the hopes of finding one of the few (legal) Unertl 10x’s floating around the market to set atop a TBA M40A1 build. My heart strings pulled, but the realities of the situation were compelling. But the objective on the end of the scope does not rotate. Same thing with a lot of the pure crap “M1911” makers out there. Now I’ve indirectly heard it about optics. Again, your best bet for Redfield replacement scope parts is probably going to be Ironsight as they have more original Redfield parts in inventory than anywhere else, I’m currently aware of. Like I said, I've been through a lot. I saved his comments as they were a peak into the history of a legendary firearms industry company. Its some sad times we live in when masses only demand more throw away junk. I bought a 30% ? The scopes had the benefit of this financing. I'm 6' 4" tall and have long arms. No need anyway. Or is it best to get new scope blocks and leave the Unertl mounts alone? The objective lens does not rotate when focusing. All of the personalities involved here were strong personalities in their own right. 0 I want to start drinking heavily after every day behind the gun counter. Hot New Top. I had a friend that had quite a few varmint outfits with high end Unertl’s on them. PRIME did not manufacture their own ammunition. He seemed a decent enough guy and in the short non-business interactions I had with him I can’t say a bad word about him for what that’s worth. OP. Thousands of small businesses cry out for rescue Pressure is mounting on the government to step in as thousands of Victorian small businesses face the prospect of going under. All the A-list gossip and social pics. This seems to be further complicated by the brand changing hands so many times, and original records being lost or destroyed. Most people don’t know what they don’t know about CNC machines, starting with the spindle TIR. Fascinating article. In order to accurately try to answer that question, I’ll need to provide some context from the history of Redfield scopes. Most CNC machines have spindled hearings that are no better than the bearings on most manual – 0.0002″ TIR. Seeing a longer article would be welcomed. Fast forward to 2002, when a company called Meade Instruments purchased all the rifle scopes brands owned by Blount, including Redfield, Weaver, and Simmons. PRIME’s brand became very popular amongst long-range shooters because of excellent customer service, a quality product and their support of youth and female shooters. Here’s a link to the Ironsight website, and their contact info is as follows: Iron Sight Inc. 4814 S Elwood Ave. Tulsa OK 74107 scopeservice@tulsacoxmail.com (918)445-2001 (918)521-7736. I was schooled as a mechanical engineer because that was what was expected. Your choices out there are Curt Wolfe/Rock Ridge Machine, Gibbs rifle co … Show off your stealth skills, execute silent takedowns and be rewarded for a strategic play style. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Went to the factory hoping to get a tour but was quickly advised that since Unertl had mostly government contracts I was lucky to even get in the door. Minuteman . John told me I was correct in doing so. A man can only dream about what they would have made had the younger J. Unertl had taken over the company and expended it and moved into modern designs. When my father died, my mother (who did not have a clue about the technology here) asked if I was interested in coming back to run the company. AS mister Unertl said above, the last Unertl to  be developed and sold  as a new design was the USMC  10X sniper scope. While there is a fair amount of information available dealing with Redfield’s company history, not much seems to be available in terms of the history of specific Redfield scope models. There is a older Savage-Anschutz 22 that a local dealer has for sale, it is topped by a 12 power Unertl that is clear and sharp with very fine crosshairs. Apr 25, 2017 13,431 17,805. PROBLEM: I unscrewed the lock ring after allowing some time and a few drops of oil to help loosen it (it did not want to budge at first until I allowed time for the oil to do it’s work)…but I finally got it to unscrew using just my hand…no tools… which was always my objective. Note that I’m not affiliated with Ironsight in any way. RECOIL is a firearms lifestyle magazine covering not only guns but the lifestyle gun enthusiasts enjoy. Redfield filed for bankruptcy, sold off all the company assets, and officially ceased operations in the summer of 1998. The nice fellow allowed me to try several increasing eyepieces as he said sometimes folks preferred one over another but they all seemed to be the same to me. A sniper is a military/paramilitary marksman who engages targets from positions of concealment or at distances exceeding the target's detection capabilities. Sep 15, 2013 78 0 Ohio. who is in the picture. But the story of Fecker scopes will have to wait for another day. Campfire Regular. In 2009, Leupold reintroduces the Redfield line of rifle scopes to the market, with those models being manufactured in Leupold’s Beaverton Oregon facility. Around that time a few scopes trickled out. card classic compact. Mr. Redfield designed a series of dovetail based mounts that were used during WWI, which furthered the reputation of the company. The marine corps sniper scope was the last offering that my father made for Rocky Green when he was still in the service. That series is really marketed to hunters who want a good quality, US made rifle scope, without paying and arm and a leg for it. If the Meade name sounds familiar to you, it’s because they are/were a major player in the telescope business. I still use the 6x on my squirrel .22, and it is still an excellent optic. did you unscrew it all the way off? With a natural propensity for all things mechanical, in 1893, he set up shop as a gunsmith in Oregon. the next time (late 70’s early 80’s) the elderly woman went and got John ? In 1944, John Redfield passed away, and his son Wyatt, took over the Redfield business. I can only imagine the quality of the target and varmint scopes. Am 84 years old and probably will never shoot it. B. breitling Private. Here’s a break-down of the answer to that question using generations to help define the answer: That being said, modern day Redfield scope models (made by Leupold) are still very much available, and here are a few of my favorite Redfield models: Here are a couple of other commonly asked questions that I get in regard to Redfield scopes: Like most of the questions associated with Redfield scopes, the answer somewhat depends on the specific generation and maker/manufacturer of the Redfield scope in question. same with the 870. i think you posted your comment on the wrong article buddy. Serious question. CP Scott: "Comment is free, but facts are sacred" I had the impression he was pricing himself out of business. Hot New Top Rising. I see it all day with people who consider the Glock high end. It is the one that appears to work on some sort of cam-mechanism principle. I bought a lens cap the first time. Through out the entire time Dark Ops has sold these optics, it was always represented by Pyramont North America that it was the owner of Counter Sniper Optics, that it was the manufacturer, these scopes were made with the finest German glass and assembled in Rochester, New York. We used Leitz autocollimators and related equipment in our optical testing. There it is from the man himself. From my experience, there are very few American gun buyers who have any appreciation for quality in firearms any more. I had a 15X Unertl Ultra Varmint scope that sat atop my old Remington 40XB 6mm Rem. Out of 860 rockets fired onto the airport in a six month period only one hit the runway says Burt. You can see  how well they thought of Mr. Unertl’s  product. Finding optics that offer a long eye relief. Unfortunately this trend is in all sectors, take a look at furniture for instance. 1.6k. When Blount sold the brand in 2002, they stopped offering or supporting the warranty on any of the Redfield badged scopes while they owned the brand. All of the  who’s who, of the shooting world used Unertls and knew  John Sr. back in the day and John Sr. was very active in the shooting community. His site had a number of other scopes that he had sale at much higher than the going rates for used scopes. going to make it building scopes. If you mean who currently owns Redfield scopes, the answer is Leupold & Stevens (as of 2020). I never touched one but I did see a couple. You can do the math on what the equivalent to 30 dollars   in the mid 20s  would be to today. Rising. I suggested to my mother to pursue other alternatives. You should get a Unertl catalog which shows different models and gives focusing information etc. In general tho, most machines hold the precision I’ve outlined above (eg, Haas, et al). Snipers generally have specialized training and are equipped with high-precision rifles and high-magnification optics, and often also serve as scouts/observers feeding tactical information back to their units or command headquarters. They are pure art and they  are still some of the best optics ever made. I already had another business. Thank you for your great article, and giving me reason to share my fond memories of the Unertyl family, their great history and their great optics. I've had "notify me when available" on for 4 different factory loads and 30cal 180gr Nosler Accubond bullets since February and haven't received a single email for any of them yet. I fear that anybody who wasn’t involved directly with the company couldn’t know the painstaking manufacture and care that went into building them. The other Redfield series offered by Leupold, such as the Battlezone, Revenge, and Counterstrike models were produced for Leupold at facilities in the Philippines or China (depending on the specific series). Like I mentioned before, Leupold is only covering the warranty for any of the Redfield scopes that were manufactured or sold under the Leupold name. I saved Unertl’s only post on the matter and the rest of the posts were nonesense. Unertl worked there as one of Feckers most talented and skilled engineers  until leaving to start his own optics business in 1928. I doubt you can find guys like this any more with this kind of skill and dedication. The original was developed for use on the M40A1 sniper rile and was in use even through to the M40A3 and A5  models though it is now probably complete phased out. A very tough optic that was the first to use the Mil-dot crosshairs. 8 2 28. One as a liason to an initial group of buyers. Today he works for Anglo-Italian defence group Leonardo selling a counter … ” I can only assume the guys that bought the company just figured to buy some drawings, program a CNC machine, stamp it Unertl & watch the money roll in.”. i think the tall fellow w/ the suspenders is john nosler, pretty “certain” of it. I am not sure it was ever fielded of the M40A5. Though I would expect  that from TFB. I finally replaced it with 12X Lyman to lighten the load – my hit percentage instantly fell precipitously. The PSA business model of mass produced junk and glut the market with throw away guns is frustrating to observe. No, they are not. they dont realise either that all that junk forces good companies to keep making their stuff cheaper and cheaper to stay in business. The company was purchased for its advanced designs for missile tracking and guidance systems during the cold war. Copyright riflescope-review.com 2021 - Disclaimer: Rifle Scope Review is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and the Ebay affiliate program, which are affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com (or any related Amazon web property), and Ebay.com or any related Ebay web property. OPTIC OF THE WEEK Leupold VARI-XIII TACTICAL 3.5x-10X, RM277 Next Generation Squad Weapons from General Dynamics-OTS, Manufactured by Beretta Defense Systems. Unfortunately, I cannot. I decided to get a clone 1903a4 sniper after reading all the reviews on who actually made what for who, who uses what ect ect I went with the RockRidgeMacineWorks labeled one. Thanks for the post and keep up the great articals. So, to fully answer the original question about Redfield scopes being discontinued, the answer is really dependent on what generation of Redfield scope you are asking about. the Remington 721 et seq. That is; options that wouldn't break the bank. During my time answering rifle scope questions at my day job, hardly a week goes by without a customer asking a question pertaining to Redfield scopes. the 870 and 700 are so popular among so many and held so high and few know they exist just as a cost and corner cutting economy option. labor of love because that’s how the company started. I do agree sir in regards to Remington and PSA both. This gradually built a resentment within my father and their relationship began to fall apart. Call us Toll-free Optics: (800)423-3537 Accessories: (800) 533-5000 Explore our brands No icon name was supplied or your browser does not support SVG CALL OUR PRODUCT EXPERTS. PX Member. You’d think that if it were so damn easy, someone would have scooped up all the money in the market that could be had by making a Colt Python for less than $1K/copy. My grandparents started the company, my parents worked at the company, I worked at the company. Overview and Reviews of Different Rifle Scope Models. I promise that there will be  a longer upcoming article about it. What am I doing wrong? Enjoy your food. i noticed that most of them held their rifles w/ the bolts open, conspicuously. When Mr. Unertyl told him it was a $100k military weapon lens my dad said, I’m glad you waited to tell me until I was done otherwise I would have been too nervous. people want cheap, and they want quality but they cant have both. Last night I got thinking about Unertl again after a friend asked me something about those old beauties and remembered some years ago there was a forum discussion some where or other about what happened. Most CNC machines can repeat positioning to no better than 0.0002″. There are some machines that will do better, eg, the Kitamura’s MyCenter mills. He tried to give shooters what they wanted and offered nearly anything the heart desired. The scopes were that At that point our old guys started dying off, and with them closed a page in the anals of the shooting industry. Well, in 1926 when a Winchester Model52 rifle cost $36 yankee greenbacks, a Fecker optic would cost from $30 to $50 yankee dollars. I’m not sure if any of you out there were aware we made very sophisticated optical/mechanical instrumentation, optics for military jet gunsights, fire control optics (military stuff, not firemen) and wind tunnel instrumentation. But the truth is, the company most responsible for this depressing state of affairs is Remington. Thanks for posting it. I’ve dealt with Ironsight on a number of occasions for customers who needed a Redfield scope repaired, and Ironsight does excellent work at what I consider very reasonable prices. Both times I was greeted by an elderly woman and treated like an old friend. My father John Unertl Jr., was a brilliant engineer, but frankly didn’t care much at all about ‘marketing’, relegating this to mostly bullshit. I really cant advise you without seeing the scope. I do agree with Mister Unertl. At the time this post was published (2/20), Leupold still owns and was making Redfield scopes. And what they’re trying to sell as they get pushed out the door are oil-drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR. Sep 20, 2013 #3 fdkay said: Millet contracted with a factory in China to produce the scope (before they were bought by Bushnell). Don’t do any varminting any longer and now both scopes and the old rifle now reside in my Treadlok gunsafe. I was told a story about 50 years ago by a friend that his grandfather, John Loidl, and John Unertl were close friends from the “old country”. good manners are hard to come by these days. Well that would be all fine and good except they have no ammo available and now with everything going on it would cost me 2.5 times more than when I ordered 6 months ago. In 1932, Redfield opted to rename the company the Redfield Gun Sight Company so that customers knew they were buying a Redfield product. Eventually his travels led John to start the Western Gun Sight Company in Denver in 1909. I fear the other guys missed this key ingredient. Mike Walker might be one? To provide additional context: (1)  Warranty on the original, 1st generation Redfield scopes that were produced at the Denver Colorado facility: These scopes came with a limited lifetime warranty, which Redfield serviced until they went out of business in 1998. Being an old fart I finally replaced the old Unertl with a Redfield 4-12X hunting style scope to lighten the load. Bought this one on a whim and frankly, I'm loving my decision. PX Member. test to visit and uncover it priced When you look through it and slide the scope back and forth the very high quality is seen and felt. p.s. They have no clue what goes into making a quality gun, and no desire to learn. Box included. #15494660 12/06/20: Joined: Jan 2020. Below is a Fecker advertisement and you can see the resemblance. If I remember right my 6x was the one a dealer called a junk scope on a rifle he had for sale. Leupold would later expand the line by introducing several new Redfield scope models as well. Mr. Redfield was born in 1859 in Glendale Oregon. I bought it immediately and called it my love triangle gun. Upgradeable AR Mask With the ability to scan the environment and highlight weakness or objects of interest.An arsenal of new gadgets Including drones, remote sniper turrets and gas grenades. sent out a solicitation contract for a 10x sniper scope with very specific mil-spec features. The Unertl Posa-mounts were innovative and I believe were only offered for several years toward the end of the company’s life. I regret that I have since forgot his name and lost his contact info. A Brisbane property high flyer and owner of Burleigh hot spot The Fish House has launched a surprising new business. I have a 24X Unertl Programmer 200 circa 1969 which uses cam action to quickly move the objective lens forward or backward to change distance focus (marked for 50 ft., 25, 50, 100 and 200 yd.) This resulted in Winchester doing absolutely stupid things in response, trying to out-schlock Remington. FFP Scopes versus SFP Scopes – Which is Better? 4 4 & 10 More. He gave people a high-quality product at an affordable price. CoD:BO4 CS:GO GoW 4 Overwatch League of Legends LoL Academy Content. test to go to and discover it priced we are all diminished. I was told they have been working on the process of trying to convert some of the making of the python for CNC for a few years before that point and even what they did have in the computer set up for it still wasn’t enough to be able to make them faster or as cheap as people want. However, it appears that this time the mirroring is an intentional homage to the original CS games rather than an accident from the animation process, as some of the weapons have non-mirrored markings, suggesting that they were intentionally modeled as mirrored weapons. Among current companies those shadey shysters at PSA are doing more damage to the industry and causing larger older firms to keep making cheaper and cheaper crap to compete so as to stay in business in the face of palmetto state armory churning out garbage. Unertl Optical was far from operating out of a barn. I must say it was a sad moment. It’s what I came up with. Sub Reddit … If we’re talking the Redfield branded scopes produced for Blount International, then we’re talking none as all those models were manufactured in either Japan at the LOW facility or in the Philippines. 3rd Generation Redfield scopes manufactured owned and manufactured under the Leupold brand: Leupold still owns the Redfield brand, and is still (as of 2020) offering Redfield scopes. company people. program a CNC machine, stamp it Unertl & watch the money roll in. The picture was taken in 1948 in Johnstown, PA at an important event in precision shooting history. The Unertl employees were true atrisans that made these rifle scopes. Well, the Redfield brand of scopes has a colorful history, so the answer is a complicated yes, no, and maybe, based on the convoluted timeline of the Redfield Gun Sight Company. Minuteman. funny you mention the python, while talking to colt a few months before the cobra was announced publicly and I was being told about the cobra. I had unscrewed it and dried the insides. He also had quite an abrasive side and could alienate people fairly easily. He even told of using the scope to pound a tent stake into frozen ground one day and the scope  was unfazed. 1.6k. As you may have noticed my love o vintage target/varmint weapons and optics have been on my brain recently. Who is all in the last pic? Many people did not take the scopes seriously because of the Tasco name. Posts: 374. It is the one that that has the markings of 0-9. Varminter, which accounted for countless chucks and crows on the farms of Eastern PA. Keep in mind, that the scopes produced during this time of Redfield’s history were not the same models that Redfield had been offering at their Denver CO plant. They couldn’t handle the project, so the second time around he was a principle. long as its cheap. SWFA sent examples of the QC issues to Tasko with solutions and also implemented a double inspection process. Ultimately I became a Division President for that organization. Going  into the late ’70’s several issues were at play. I am a huge fan of the USMC 10x. The marketing of these scopes was controlled by Pyramont North America and represented to Dark Ops … I have a few other hunting style Unertl’s that I bought years ago. Third-person models use different low-poly models, and may or may not mirrored, while the buy icons are lifte… A few years ago I saw a post on TFB where one of their worthies ran into a guy who had a Unertl optic and he was shocked as he had never seen nor heard of one. am i correct? I grew up very close to the Unertyl Optics factory. An outdoor conglomerate called ATK (Alliant Techsystems) purchased the Weaver and Simmons line, while Leupold & Stevens purchased the Redfield brand. For a Redfield scope made by Leupold, I’d say the chances are good that Leupold customer support might be able to help you, at least, narrow down the date of manufacture to a year or series of years. The Navy bought a large number of the Tasco product under the contract #N00164-93-C-205. Enjoy those scopes, I would have no reservation saying they are STILL probably the best scopes out there.”. Most people have never fit parts together by using a smoke lamp or marking blue, and have no idea what the resulting dimensional changes are when this is done. (2)  Any records from the original Redfield facility in Denver Colorado have been lost, misplaced, or destroyed when the company was disbanded in bankruptcy. PSA. Some models are and some aren’t. Mach3. Did ammo companies go out of business? whom I thought was John Unertl. What people weren’t aware of at that time, is that Tasco was going out of business. John Unertl Sr. pictured below, top row second from left. I only wish he would have written a book or an article about the company in some form for posterity. the python came up and how labor intense it is and how everyone thinks now Colt can just use a CNC to shit out pythons all day. Posted by 3 days ago. I canceled everything with them and hope they go out of business. Depending on the specific Redfield branded model, these scopes are produced at either the LOW (Light Optical Works) facility in Japan, or at an optical plant in the Philippines. They are truly the last of abreed. My understanding is that he had two different involvements in the company. You can see in the image below what a high grade riflescope with all the trimmings looked like. - This Scope Rail On Dangerour Game Rifle And Old West Sniper Rifle is quite very good, with a whole lot of love to come see you below advise. I recall stories my dad told me about Mr. Unertyl. 123 comments. you may have cross threaded it. J. Unertl Sr.  immigrated to the US from Germany and  worked for J. W. Fecker. I bought an A1 mount from him about the same time too. Most American men any more haven’t got the mechanical aptitude to be able to so much as change a spark plug in their lawnmower without instructions on how to do it laid out in a Youtube video. When Redfield was going through the bankruptcy process, a scope repair facility called Ironsight supposedly purchased all the remaining Redfield parts inventory and Redfield scope repair tools. What Rifle Scope Magnification Should I Get? It wasn’t until I promise that there will be a longer upcoming article about it. 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