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What is the difference between the two Leupold 6x42?  What features does the FXIII have that the older M8 doesn't?  Also, how does it compare to the new FX3?
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I've 6x42's of all ilks and all kill with aplomb.

 

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Hey, Mike.
 
The FX-3 has improved over the FXIII the same way the VX-3 has over the VXIII.  FX-3/VX-3 have better optics and now share dual erector springs.
 
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How would you tell the difference between the FXIII and M8?

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The FX-III has click adjustments. The M8 has friction adjustments.
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    I'm no Leupold historian but I've owned a bunch of these 6X42 Leupolds.
 
   The M8's were the 'father' of all the versions that came after. Actually, M8 designated a fixed power scope no matter the magnification. I believe when they changed to the click style 1/4" w/e adjustments the desination changed. Early versions did not have the MultiCoat lens coatings. There were the M8 based 'Tactical' 6X scopes with an a.o. and 1/4" click target adjustments as well as the current FXIII 6 power a.o. Hunter Benchrest scope with 1/8" adjustments. Before the 1/8" adjustment models were in production, Allen Tucker from Leupold arranged for the retrofitting of one of my earlier 1/4" adjustment models to the prototype 1/8" adjustments and I wrung it out in competition a full year before they were commonly available.
 
  I consider 'em all M8's when you get right down to it...some have more gingerbread on 'em, is all.
 
    The older friction adjustment scopes hold their p.o.a. very, very well.  One BR shooter that I know had his 'click' w/e assys. replaced with friction adjustments and has won two national Championships with his 'back to the future' scope. Cool
 
   
 
   
  
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Yeah, my experience is also that the friction adjustments were pretty good, and rugged. And even the early versions with single-coated lenses were pleny bright for most hunting. I still have one on a .257 Weatherby, partly because it has never shifted point-of-impact since the day I sighted it in.
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