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I'm looking for a scope for my new Remington 700 LTR (will add AICS soon).

I will only need it for 100 to 500 yard shooting.

Is the Leupold Mark 4 PR 3-9x40 (Mil-dot reticle) a good scope for the money?

 

Haven't been able to find too much on these, but I think they're fairly new on the market.

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they are fairly new, and they are one awesome scope, i was eyeballing the 4.5-14, and its waht id get for your application, or a SS10x42

 

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The ' 4.5-14' would be nice. It's just out of my reach financially.

 

 



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Note that the 3-9PR is the only Mk4 scope not offering the "index matched" glass.
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Quote Note that the 3-9PR is the only Mk4 scope not offering the "index matched" glass.

Are you sure?

 

Says that it does here:

 

http://www.riflescopes.com/departments/98/rifle_scopes/leupo ld_scopes/leupold_mil-dot.htm?sb=price&so=asc&page=

 

 

 

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Index Matched Lens System on 3.5-10x40mm and 4.5-14x40mm Long Range

 

Leupoldís standard multicoat lens system on 3-9x40mm

 

http://www.leupold.com/products/tactical_products/Mark_4_3-9 x40mm_PR.htm

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I stand corrected.
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boom, i think you might be worng on this one, im pretty sure that all the MK4's use index matched, and i doubt SWFA would put that there if they didnt, after all, that would cause unsatisfied customers, becuase of a miss advertised product.

 

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I don't think that particular scope is really "new to the market"  it is a re-packaged version of a pre-exsisting model. 

They added TT's to what is now the VX-II 3-9x40mm and blacked out the gold stripe.

 

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with it, just that is was adapted to fill a nitche in the Mk4 PR line.

 

I was going by the info on the Leupold site, I was unaware of the description on this site.



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hey,

 

ive got a 700 sendaro in .308, i put leopolds vari-x3 m3 tactical scope on mine with the mil dots and its awesome, i just dont see spending the money on a mark 4 as necesary for your longest range of 500 yards.  My scope has the target knobs, the mildots, the awesome clarity that leopold gives you and i shoot out to 800 yards at groundhogs.  I have to say its the shooter that gets precision not just an expensive scope.  (make sure u use good mounts and bases too.) dont get cheap on that stuff

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It does not have the new Index Matched Lens System, only VX-III models do and of course VX-III's masquerading as Mark 4's.  Our site will be updated asap.

 

There are a few exceptions but as a rule if it starts on a half power it has Index Matched Lenses.  Most scopes that start on whole numbers do not have IMLS, again their are a few exceptions like the 10x40 and 16x40 MK4 LR/T's.

 

What Leupold is now calling a Mark 4 PR 3-9x40 has been around for a long time as the entry level Tactical scope and used to be named Tactical.  It is just as Boomholzer describes, a standard VX-II with a black ring and target style adjustments.  It has no provision for parallax adjustment and that is one of the biggest reasons many Law Enforcement officers don't use them.

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i stand corrected.

 

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Leupold has really created alot of confusion by grouping all these scopes under the Mark 4 name.  I have been keeping up with Tactical Leupolds for years.  I have it straight but it sure is hard to communicate with others about these scopes.
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Originally posted by Chris Chris wrote:

It does not have the new Index Matched Lens System, only VX-III models do and of course VX-III's masquerading as Mark 4's.  Our site will be updated asap.

 

There are a few exceptions but as a rule if it starts on a half power it has Index Matched Lenses.  Most scopes that start on whole numbers do not have IMLS, again their are a few exceptions like the 10x40 and 16x40 MK4 LR/T's.

 

What Leupold is now calling a Mark 4 PR 3-9x40 has been around for a long time as the entry level Tactical scope and used to be named Tactical.  It is just as Boomholzer describes, a standard VX-II with a black ring and target style adjustments.  It has no provision for parallax adjustment and that is one of the biggest reasons many Law Enforcement officers don't use them.

 

 

Chris, I'm considering this scope, but you're site still says it has the Index Matched Lenses. I emailed you guys, and Brady said it does have the Index Matched Lenses. Is she wrong?

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I forgot there were two 3-9's listed and only updated one of them.  The other will be done today.  Brady was just reading the info off the site.  There is no 3-9x40 Leupold that uses the Index Match Lens System.
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