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Currently have a Vari-X 11c in 3X9X40. For anyone in the know how does this scope compare to the newer VX-111?
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Other then what the website says in repect of better coated glass, I do not think there is much of a diffrence. I have the 111, but have not compared it to the 11.
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you will see some optical improvements between the ole varixii and the new vxiii
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The new vxIII will have a better lens system. Two steps up from the old vari-xII's.

The new vxIII's have Index Matched Lens System.

The new vxII's have the lens system as the old vari-XIII's which is Multicoat 4.

The old vari-xII's had the standard Multicoat system.
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Way better windage and elevation controls as well on the newer vx-III. They're finger adjustable with resettable pointer dials.
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The following was copied from the Leupold website.

The VX-III line was new for 2004, and uses ¼-MOA, low-profile, finger-adjustable adjustments and a fast-focus eyepiece. VX-III’s are fully multicoated and Index Matched

Though the Rifleman line of scopes uses a different maintube (for aesthetic reasons), it is optically the same as the Vari-X II (discontinued for 2001). The adjustments are exactly the same as the Vari-X II (½-MOA friction) as are the lenses and coatings. All lenses, internal and external, are coated with magnesium fluoride. Basically, the Rifleman is a newer-looking matte finish version of the Vari-X II

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Originally posted by Shenko Shenko wrote:

The following was copied from the Leupold website.

The VX-III line was new for 2004, and uses ¼-MOA, low-profile, finger-adjustable adjustments and a fast-focus eyepiece. VX-III’s are fully multicoated and Index Matched

Though the Rifleman line of scopes uses a different maintube (for aesthetic reasons), it is optically the same as the Vari-X II (discontinued for 2001). The adjustments are exactly the same as the Vari-X II (½-MOA friction) as are the lenses and coatings. All lenses, internal and external, are coated with magnesium fluoride. Basically, the Rifleman is a newer-looking matte finish version of the Vari-X II



Except I'm not sure if they used magnesium fluoride coatings back then, it was standard multicoat. Could be the same with a different naming convention now?

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There are many improvements on the VX3 as mentioned above. I`ve owned a 4200 and currently have a VX3 and a Nikon Monarch.
 
In case you`re wondering, these three are very close optically, like splitting hairs. 
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http://www.leupold.com/corporate/resources/faqs/
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I hope nobody from SWFA or Leupold minds me posting that link.
 
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no issue there, if you would have said something wrong you would have heard about it
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No problem, it's good info, I was going by memory. I did call Leupold and confirmed that standard multicoat and magnesium fluoride are the same in the Leupold world.

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Originally posted by Shenko Shenko wrote:

http://www.leupold.com/corporate/resources/faqs/
Question #5
I hope nobody from SWFA or Leupold minds me posting that link.
 
 
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