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Im trying to decide on which scope to buy the 4.5-14x50 LR/T  or the 6.5-20x50 VX III? Are they comparable or is one better than the other?
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what are your uses?
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Long range hunting and target shooting out to 800 yrds.  
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Our friend from Denmark, Claus, has the 4.5-14x50 LR/T on a hunting rifle. I am surprised and impressed to see someone from Europe using this scope. I hope he can shed some light on the LR/T
http://www.opticstalk.com/first-trophy-on-the-farm_topic29361_page1.html
I have used the 6.5-20x40 VX-III many times. I think you would be better to get the newer VX-3 glass. The rifle I was using was a Wby Mark V in .300 Wby. It was reliable but the glass was typical of all of my older Leupolds, not the best, but serviceable in anything but the lowest of light. This scope is still on that rifle after almost twenty years and it still works great.
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Hi Sendero. 
Welcome to the forum.Howdy
As tahqua mentioned, i have a Leupold M1 Mark IV 4,5-14x50 LR/T Ill. and i must say it´s  a fantastic scope in my opinion. 
I have had it for app 5-6 years , and it have never let me down i any way. It is still very firm in the clicks and still dead on when i click it up and down. ( i am not  only using it for hunting, but a lot on the range too.)
I havent tried it out on 800 yards, but up to 5-600 i haven't had any complaints. You don't have to worry about performance when the day is beginning or ending, it works damn good in low light too. When i bought it we off course , had to test it against my friends Swaro and Zeiss, and without telling to much i have to say that we all were impressed.
Let's know what you end up with.



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have a 4.5x14 mk4 with mildot, a mk4 6.5x20 tmr an older 4.5x14 vx3 and out of them the vx is a better scope, (image,ease of use, varmit reticle, allaround utility). However the new mk4 have the newer vx3 glass which should help. Also have several older, older vx3 6.5x20 with target turrets that keep up with the mk4 6.5 pretty well. Past 700 yds the finer adjustments of the turrets on the target and mk4 make a difference and an alternativewould have leupold put mk4 turrets on the vx3.
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for 800 i'd go with the Mk4. like stated above, you may run into travel limits. and 14x is plenty for 800. they are equal in weight, but the glass should be a bit better on the Mk4
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