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i presently have a Leopold 6x on my .270 win. i am thinking about putting a vortex 3x9  diamondback with bdc  http://swfa.com/Vortex-3-9x40-Diamondback-Rifle-Scope-P11237.aspx how does the glass compare and how the light at sunset and sunrise thanks
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how old of a leupold is it??
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i bought the scope new in 1993 thanks 
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is it an m8-6x or a fx-6x??
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Also, is it a 6x36 or 6x42?


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it is a m8 and think is 6x36
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Also, is it a 6x36 or 6x42?



hey, im trying to do some detective work here and you come in ask the question im trying to find the answer too.Laugh
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Also, is it a 6x36 or 6x42?



hey, im trying to do some detective work here and you come in ask the question im trying to find the answer too.Laugh

I am just trying to help, Sherlock.

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Also, is it a 6x36 or 6x42?



hey, im trying to do some detective work here and you come in ask the question im trying to find the answer too.Laugh

I am just trying to help, Sherlock.

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thanks watson
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ok all kidding aside, a 36mm and 40mm only have an exit pupil difference of .667, so really it depends on the quality of the glass and lens coatings applied to each scope as far as how well each would perform in dawn/dusk settings. ive dealt with the m8's a fair amount in the 90's everything from 6x to 24x. i ve handled the diamondback a time or two, its a nice scope for the price. id guess it would perform better at the times your interested in.
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thanks for the replies, should have known the info up front, i have heard a lot about how the quality can make a difference, never seen it for my self until i bought some binos a yard sale older Bushnell and the scope and binos, it was night and day. did not want to get the bdc for and end up with less glass thanks again

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The 6X42 had the same coatings, Multicoat 4, as the VariX-III's that year. It was also baged M-8 as I have one with target knobs.
The 6x36 M8 did not have multicoating and was the same coatings as the 4X M8. Those coatings were not too bad until they showed up in the VariX-II's. Mine were milky and are long gone. The fixed were better and might be worth keeping. I would compare that scope with the 3-9 Vortex.
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I may be the odd man out, but I am not a fan of the Vortex Diamondbacks. I have one in a 4-12x40, and it leaves little for eye relief. Of all my scopes, I rate it second to the bottom next to a Simmons I own. I would prefer a Leupold VX-1 as they are roughly the same price or even a Burris FFII if you are set on a 3-9x40 scope. 
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Eye relief sacrificed gives you a HUGE field of view. For a 3-9. Vortex Diamondback is a nice hunting optic.
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Hello dude..is it doing good work or not??i think its comfortable to the other..I loved hunting optics and i personally use this optics 3-9. Vortex Diamondback..its very comfortable for me..
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Then that carries alot of weight.  buy what you like if it works for you and you'll be much less inclided to have buyer remorse.
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Oh and the Diamondback might not like a 270 if she's a kicker...  I have one on a 223 and am quite happy, others have experienced higher failure rates on bigger kickers.

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