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Well, with all the hoop-la these days about Leupold, I jumped on the band wagon as it rolled merrily through.  Big Grin

I just picked up a Loopy 3-9x40 VX-R with the Fire Dot Duplex reticle, w/ a 30mm tube from The Sample List. Going to go from a .308 bolt gun to an 5.56mm AR.  

As an aside, there's some crazy good deals on the SL these days! If ya ain't been by thee in awhile, check it out.    
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Look forward to hearing your thoughts on it. I have been thinking about one myself.
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Well, she'll be in tomorrow, according to UPS. 

Really excited to get my hands on this scope. Yippee
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Got it today. Looks good!  
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OK, I looked on the SampleList and will be buying one of these if they do indeed still have one.  I haven't owned a Leupold since Bush Sr's White House years (and broke that one.)  I am a non-Leupold type, time to see if they are still worthy of my scorn.

Interested in your thoughts.
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I sorta reminds me of a...Aimpoint. Love
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RC, they may still have the VXR patrol i traded in,  I liked it.
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The fire dot is gone, probably to Mark.


Such is life.

Eventually I might try another Leupold.
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I think I'll stick this scope on a .223 Remington S Tac for a while. Have some Talley rings inbound too.
No rails, Mil Dots, or any side focus.
RC:
I will be happy to send you mine to eval. Looks like Im heading to Bammers in a few weeks and I wont be doing any shooting.
Advise....
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:








Nice look'n set-up.
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Thank you.

Ah rats!
Just realized that I mounted the scope with the nuts on the ejection port side. Bucky

Oh well...It's coming off this rifle and on a .223 Remington S Tac in a few days.

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I was about to call you out on that! lol..... its kinda like open dust covers huh?
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I had a 6x42 FX3 with heavy duplex that I ran on my 300 WSM for a year then traded up to a Conquest Z800 4.5-14x44.  The fixed 6x42 scope in its different variation of reticles is in my opinion one of the best choices available for a true hunting rifle. Not really a target tactical scope but bright nice glass the heavy duplex was more accurate at 200 yds than I expected a heavy duplex to be and very visable in very low light. I have been threatening for some time to pick up one of the long range duplex versions I am convinced that is one fine choice for hunting because its a 7mm exit eye pupil low enough power to hand hold and low enough to get on target fairly close and with a balistic reticle that once you know what distances the marks represent will always be true because its a fixed power so in low light when game comes out you can use the hold over marks which you cant do with the high power variables.
Pretty sure the scope Cheaptrick just bought is the same one Bill Wilson has been using to hunt hogs with good success.  Congratulations on the new scope buddy.
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New pics are coming. Got the scope mounted to the new .223, sans the Talley mounts. I got low Badgers on a 0 MOA EGW rail. 

This scope has really good, (for the $$$), glass. 

A little finicky with head position though. You have to be lined up right, to get a good sight picture, at all powers, even 3x. Anybody out there in Radio Land considering one, pay special attention when buying rings and bases for this scope. 
A little too high or a little too low on your rings will have you moving your head around trying to get a sight picture. I'm going to try a couple of different mounting systems with this one to see what I like best.
Leupold still has "variable eye relief", which I'm not crazy about.  
Not a deal breaker though. 

I like the Dot better than I thought I would. Very user friendly and fast for target acquisition. The "dimmer switch" is on the left side. No problem for Lefties to reach over the top with off hand and punch the button to make it dimmer or brighter, while leaving their trigger finger in a ready position. Fire Dot will flash intermittently a few times when you are on the highest setting, or the lowest.             

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OK, spent some more time with this scope. Changed it over to Talley LW's.

Shot some decent groups with it the other day and these Talley LW's are really nice. Head position is really tricky still. I'm thinking of replacing the stock with a HS and call it a day. 





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That just looks right.....  Very nice Excellent
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Still got the ring nuts on the same side, but I see that you reversed the rifle.
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nice
I really like the Talley lightweights for a hunting rifle
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Thanks, Gents. 

Anybody else think this scope is a little hinky concerning head position, or is it just me??  
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Got the same scope on a Browning X-Bolt 7mm-08 and it works pretty well for me.  No complaints thus far.  Had it and been shooting targets and deer/varmit hunting the past season.  Mine is a 50mm though.
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Thanks for your comments. Glad you like it. 
I'm pretty happy with the scope overall and I think it will make a fine hunting/truck/varmint rig for me. 

The Fire Dot bleeds just a bit on mine. 
 
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Originally posted by ccoker ccoker wrote:

nice
I really like the Talley lightweights for a hunting rifle
 
So do I, they work great.
 
Great looking rig Mark.
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Shot this the other day @ 100 yards. 5 shot, with 26gr of Varget and 69gr. SMK's. 
Still a work in progress....measured .791. 



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