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I need one, with a std plex or post and duplex reticle, both of which Leupold doesn't offer in a matte finish FX3 6x.  Anybody have a lead on one?  thanks. 
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Call the custom shop at Leupold. I had one in the heavy duplex that was really useful in low light.
I highly recommend it it was plenty accurate at 200 & 300 yds.
Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope Heavy Duplex Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope
Stock # - LEU66810
  • Matte
  • Heavy Duplex
  • 1"
  • Xtended Twilight Lens System
$399.95
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I talked to the custom shop about it already.  They said a wait time of 6-8 weeks having a matte loaded with a std plex reticle.  Not sure I want to wait that long.  I have hogs to kill in about a month.  
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I expect the Leupy Custom Shop is rather busy "gearing up" for the upcoming hunting seasons. Why not pop a Trijicon on that hog rifle?
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http://www.samplelist.com/Kahles-6x42-Helia-C-Rifle-Scope-DEMO-B-P2989.aspx

 

Kahles 6x42 Helia C Rifle Scope DEMO-B
   

Manufacture Part#: 51403
Reticle: 4A
Finish: Matte
Tube Diameter: 1"

$549.95

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Those Kahles scopes are nice, but since they have no clue who will service their scopes from year to year I'd probably pass on this one, sorry to say.  Great glass though.
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Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

I expect the Leupy Custom Shop is rather busy "gearing up" for the upcoming hunting seasons. Why not pop a Trijicon on that hog rifle?


It's not really a hog rifle.  It's my deer rifle that I was going to give a new scope a real workout, prior to deer season, a confidence building thing, you know?
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Originally posted by JGRaider JGRaider wrote:

Those Kahles scopes are nice, but since they have no clue who will service their scopes from year to year I'd probably pass on this one, sorry to say.  Great glass though.


I felt the same way but just bought my first Kahles, 2-7x36 CL with 4a, the glass is stunning and the reticle very impressive.



As far as I know it's always been Kahles in Austria who services their scopes. Currently the procedure is much like a few years ago, send Kahles optics to SONA (Swarovski N.A.) who in turn sends it across the pond to Kahles for service/repair. 

http://www.gamooutdoorusa.com/Announcement.html




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That Kahles shown above would be an excellent choice. I have several Kahles scopes and I consider repair work a non-issue unless you need a quick turnaround.
Kahles on a worldwide basis is not going under. Hopefully someone like SWFA can remedy the present situation here.
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I guess what I am missing is if you want matte and you are OK with a Post or a standard Duplex.  Why do you not think that the Heavy Duplex would do what you want ?    I thought mine was able to make shots a lot more precisely than what I had first thought it would do.  I think it is probably a very good solution to your needs particularly in low light.
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I doubt your missing anything, It's probably just my over analyzation of the situation.  I've always used the regular plex in whatever brand scope I'm using.  I've never laid eyes on the heavy duplex.  It may be just the ticket.  I'd like to find out how the reticle subrtends also, as shots out to 400 are very possible, but 200 is more likely.  It is open country hunting for sure.  My Tikka is a sub moa shooter and has been since day one.  I just don't want the scope to hinder this.  
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I like Leupy's heavy-D.

I might get flamed for saying this, but he FX3 scopes I have seen are optically superb.  I couldn't see the Euro stuff improving on it all that much, especially low magnifications.

They look good on a rifle, too.
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  I had the Hvy Plex in a VXIII 1.75-6x32 and still have an M8 2.5x20 with it.  Although I've never took a shot much past 150yds sighting with that reticle I've sighted on objects at 300+ with it.  Wouldn't see where there would be a problem out to 400yds at all on big game.  It's definitely a good low light and/or thick brush/woods reticle.  
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

I like Leupy's heavy-D.

I might get flamed for saying this, but he FX3 scopes I have seen are optically superb.  I couldn't see the Euro stuff improving on it all that much, especially low magnifications.

They look good on a rifle, too.



You're not the first experienced hunter who's told me that.  One of the others, a very prominent outdoor writer who you would recognize from another forum, told me his 6x42 FX3 tested within a nats hair of his latest Zeiss Diavari.....that's saying something. 
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I have a 6x42 Leo and several Kahles scopes that I consider to be very close to Diavari. The Kahles are a big step up.
The 6x42 with the heavy reticle would be very good in low light compared to my standard duplex, though.
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Originally posted by JGRaider JGRaider wrote:

I doubt your missing anything, It's probably just my over analyzation of the situation.  I've always used the regular plex in whatever brand scope I'm using.  I've never laid eyes on the heavy duplex.  It may be just the ticket.  I'd like to find out how the reticle subrtends also, as shots out to 400 are very possible, but 200 is more likely.  It is open country hunting for sure.  My Tikka is a sub moa shooter and has been since day one.  I just don't want the scope to hinder this.  
Well I shot one on top of a 300 WSM Tikka T3 Stainless composite for the last year until I upgraded to a Zeiss 4.5-14x44 about a month ago.  I probably should not have traded in the 6x but it made buying the other scope a bit easier on the pocket.  I think you will like the heavy duplex I found it a lot more capable of precise work than I had thought it would be initially.  There is also a Long range duplex version with some hold over dots below center which would be a primo choice for longer shots once you worked with it a little and knew what distances the dots below center represent likely X200 first dot about 300 second about 400 and top of the post below about 500 but that will vary slightly by caliber still once you know what you are getting it is always the same with a fixed power scope.  When I buy another FX3 this is the one I will buy.
Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope Long Range Duplex Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope
Stock # - LEU66820
  • Matte
  • Long Range Duplex
  • 1"
  • Xtended Twilight Lens System
$429.95 
 


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