I thought the VX-L had identical glass to the VX3. Just has the pooper scouper objective housing. The also use the pooper scouper housing on the 56mm VX-7's and they would be brighter.
According to this scale they are in the same catagory.
2007 Riflescope Rating Scale
10 - Swarovski Z6, Zeiss Victory
9 - Kahles C - CL & CSX, Schmidt & Bender
8 - Kahles KX, U.S. Optics, Swarovski PH & American, X.O.T.I.C., Zeiss Classic
7 - Leupold VX-7, Nightforce, IOR Valdada
6 - Bushnell Elite 4200, Nikon Monarch, Zeiss Conquest
5 - Leupold Mark 4 VX III & VX-L
4 - Burris Black Diamond Signature Select XTR & Euro Diamond, Meopta, Pentax Lightseeker, Sighton, Super Sniper, Trijicon, Weaver Grand Slam
3 - Bushnell Elite 3200, Leupold VX-II
2 - Burris Fullfield II, Leupold Rifleman & VX-I, Millet, Mueller, Nikon Buckmaster, Simmons
1 - ATN, Barska, Leatherwood, Swift, Tasco
0 - BSA, Leapers, NcStar
Edited by Roy Finn - July/09/2008 at 15:54