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Leupold VX III 8.5- 25 x 50, Advice???!

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Hello, I have ordered a new Steyr Pro-Hunter which i should get on wednesday, I also need a new scope, i was going to buy one of the high-end Bushnell 4200 but my dealer had just taken in a custom Ruger with a Leupold VX III 8.5-25x 50 on it,so he said i could buy that scope if i wanted. The new price here in Scotland is 670 pounds, i can have that one for 425 pounds. It seems to be as new. I just wondered if any of you guys had any opinions or advice. Is it a great scope? Better than 4200?? I am looking for something with target turrets and also the side parallax is attractive,as is the 30mm tube.  How repeatable are they. Do you get any POI shift between power changes??  Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance!  Also, anyone know if Leupold's lifetime gaurantee still stands over here?
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check post in target under same scope
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I own a LeupoldVX1118,5-25x50and have made some lenghty posts under Target post section. Besides what you see there it is still a great scope in terms of glass, clarity and general feel good.

I can however say that a lot depends what you need the scope for, e.g. target and competive shooting or hunting. My opinion is that the scope is to powerfull for a carry type hunting rifle. I own a 3,5-10x40 Leupold as my hunting scope and bought the 8,5-25x50 for target shooting.

In South Africa, new I paid approx 625 pounds. ZAR8500

I can recommend the scope, but if you want to do serious competive shooting, it appears you will have to double your investment and go for the USO, S&B and all that nice stuff. For the same money, I would still buy as I did.

Let me know if I can answer more questions you may have.

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I live in South Africa, and we have never had hassles with Leupold lifetime guarantee. I am pretty sure you will have no hassles. Only thing is we have to send our repairs to the States. I sent a scope last Oct and got it back Mid Feb this year. Our local dealer delayed things a bit, but still a hassle to send it out of the country.
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