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I know this topic has been ventilated in various ways, however, please humor me.   As I understand it, the European mfgs built scopes with 30 mm tubes, because it was a handy dimension. And so they just kept it up.    In addition, there is no real optical advantage to 30 mm vs 1" tubes.   My brother bought a L VX lll 4.5-14X50 unit.  And it has a 30 mm tube.   Why did L build a scope with a 30 mm tube?  European chic, or what?
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Thank you Cheaptrick.  The scope is for deer hunting in MT, at ranges no over say 300 yards.   Sounds like old world chic to me.

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Your more than welcome, but I don't know if I answered effectively.

 

Big game dedicated hunting scopes are good to go FOR ME in a 1" tube.

30mm tubes are sure nice for long distance, but even then, canted rails cope well with the lack adjustment of the 1 inchers.

 

My hunting scopes are , or were when I had one, a "set it and forget it affair"

Enter.... The Zeiss Conquest in a 3-9x or 3.5-10 with a 44mm objective.     

 

As far as why did Leupold even MAKE the "L"??

IMO, it was a desperate marketing ploy that flopped.

 

 

 



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