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http://swfa.com/Leupold-125-4x20-VX-R-Patrol-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P49444.aspx
 
I see this for sale here but it's not even listed on Leupolds website (hunting or tactical) that i can tell.  Do any of the optics guru's (Ilya) have any insight to this new comer? CFII, any info from your end?
 
Only 11 oz and just 9.4" long is a pretty sweet combo for a low variable scope. I have to say i really like the illuminated SPR reticle as well. 4" of eye relief and .10 mil clicks.
 
The only minor "flaw" i see on paper is the 1.25 low end setting. Obviously most would prefer the true 1x but the other specs seem pretty damn good.
 
I'd be very interested to see a review in the near future between this scope and the SS 1-4x. I'd have to believe the SS glass is superior but how much more so is the interesting part. I know i'll get blasted but on paper this scope definitely has my attention.


Edited by shooter07 - June/24/2011 at 19:34
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The  1-4 power range has a lot of choices. I have Mk 4 scopes and Super Sniper HD scopes and the HD glass is better. The 1-4 SS HD offers you the choice of two types of reticles and two types of knobs covered and exposed tactial knobs. The SS was spec'ed out for DOD based on their requests.  Leupold is trying to play catch up and I suspect their new scope is a nice one and the 2.5 mil hash marks make some sense but having the mil hash marks on the SS allows for finer adjustment and rangefinding.  I doubt many will actually try to rangefind with a 4x top end however as its tough to do at 10x. The Trijicon Accupoint is another popular scope in that power range but it seems to me to be more tilted toward hunting and does not appear to be as tough.  Often scopes are listed on SWFA when they are announced and may not become available for a month or two depending on when they are shipped from the manufacturer.  Want a really cool low power variable:
US Optics 1.5-6x28 SN-4 30mm Riflescope US Optics 1.5-6x28 SN-4 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - USOSN4C
  • Matte Black Type III hard Anodizing
  • Illuminated JNG MIL Reticle
  • 30mm
  • Low Profile - Rapid Focus Eyepiece
  • 11 Pos Rheostat (Red) Illumination
  • EREK 1/10 MIL Elevation Knob
  • US#1 1/10 MIL Slimline Windage Knob
  • Fixed Parallax Control
$1,599.95 


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Want a bargain on a tough scope :

Links to KIT3 components:
SWFA SS 1-4x24 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
•First Focal Plane Illuminated T Reticle (Post/Mil-Scale)
•Exposed Turrets
BOBRO Low, Slightly Forward
SWFA SS Switchview Throwlever
Butler Creek Eye Cover
Butler Creek Objective Cover
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Links to KIT4 components:
SWFA SS 1-4x24 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
•First Focal Plane Illuminated T Reticle (Post/Mil-Scale)
•Capped Turrets
BOBRO Low, Slightly Forward
SWFA SS Switchview Throwlever
Butler Creek Eye Cover
Butler Creek Objective Cover
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

The  1-4 power range has a lot of choices. I have Mk 4 scopes and Super Sniper HD scopes and the HD glass is better. The 1-4 SS HD offers you the choice of two types of reticles and two types of knobs covered and exposed tactial knobs. The SS was spec'ed out for DOD based on their requests.  Leupold is trying to play catch up and I suspect their new scope is a nice one and the 2.5 mil hash marks make some sense but having the mil hash marks on the SS allows for finer adjustment and rangefinding.  I doubt many will actually try to rangefind with a 4x top end however as its tough to do at 10x. The Trijicon Accupoint is another popular scope in that power range but it seems to me to be more tilted toward hunting and does not appear to be as tough.  Often scopes are listed on SWFA when they are announced and may not become available for a month or two depending on when they are shipped from the manufacturer.  Want a really cool low power variable:
US Optics 1.5-6x28 SN-4 30mm Riflescope US Optics 1.5-6x28 SN-4 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - USOSN4C
  • Matte Black Type III hard Anodizing
  • Illuminated JNG MIL Reticle
  • 30mm
  • Low Profile - Rapid Focus Eyepiece
  • 11 Pos Rheostat (Red) Illumination
  • EREK 1/10 MIL Elevation Knob
  • US#1 1/10 MIL Slimline Windage Knob
  • Fixed Parallax Control
$1,599.95 
 
As always, your insight is appreciated Wes. I'd love to say i had the cash for USO or even a slighly less expensive Nightforce but i know it's not realistic for me.....at this point of my life anyway. A new house, vehincle payments and God willing kids will do that to most Boo Hoo
 
I have to say i was never a fan of the reticles SS chose to go with on their latest lines. It's just personal preference but for the shorter distance shooting and CQC engagments i'd rather use something along the lines of this:
 
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Originally posted by shooter07 shooter07 wrote:

Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

The  1-4 power range has a lot of choices. I have Mk 4 scopes and Super Sniper HD scopes and the HD glass is better. The 1-4 SS HD offers you the choice of two types of reticles and two types of knobs covered and exposed tactial knobs. The SS was spec'ed out for DOD based on their requests.  Leupold is trying to play catch up and I suspect their new scope is a nice one and the 2.5 mil hash marks make some sense but having the mil hash marks on the SS allows for finer adjustment and rangefinding.  I doubt many will actually try to rangefind with a 4x top end however as its tough to do at 10x. The Trijicon Accupoint is another popular scope in that power range but it seems to me to be more tilted toward hunting and does not appear to be as tough.  Often scopes are listed on SWFA when they are announced and may not become available for a month or two depending on when they are shipped from the manufacturer.  Want a really cool low power variable:
US Optics 1.5-6x28 SN-4 30mm Riflescope US Optics 1.5-6x28 SN-4 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - USOSN4C
  • Matte Black Type III hard Anodizing
  • Illuminated JNG MIL Reticle
  • 30mm
  • Low Profile - Rapid Focus Eyepiece
  • 11 Pos Rheostat (Red) Illumination
  • EREK 1/10 MIL Elevation Knob
  • US#1 1/10 MIL Slimline Windage Knob
  • Fixed Parallax Control
$1,599.95 
 
As always, your insight is appreciated Wes. I'd love to say i had the cash for USO or even a slighly less expensive Nightforce but i know it's not realistic for me.....at this point of my life anyway. A new house, vehincle payments and God willing kids will do that to most Boo Hoo
 
I have to say i was never a fan of the reticles SS chose to go with on their latest lines. It's just personal preference but for the shorter distance shooting and CQC engagments (with the ability to range quickly further out) i'd rather use something along the lines of this:
 
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Originally posted by shooter07 shooter07 wrote:

http://swfa.com/Leupold-125-4x20-VX-R-Patrol-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P49444.aspx
 
I see this for sale here but it's not even listed on Leupolds website (hunting or tactical) that i can tell.  Do any of the optics guru's (Ilya) have any insight to this new comer? CFII, any info from your end?
 
Only 11 oz and just 9.4" long is a pretty sweet combo for a low variable scope. I have to say i really like the illuminated SPR reticle as well. 4" of eye relief and .10 mil clicks.
 
The only minor "flaw" i see on paper is the 1.25 low end setting. Obviously most would prefer the true 1x but the other specs seem pretty damn good.
 
I'd be very interested to see a review in the near future between this scope and the SS 1-4x. I'd have to believe the SS glass is superior but how much more so is the interesting part. I know i'll get blasted but on paper this scope definitely has my attention.

I do not think these scopes are shipping yet.

Best I can tell these are VX-R scopes with an SPR reticle and exposed knobs.  

I generally like VX-R scopes and expect these to be quite good as well.

ILya
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Thanks Ilya. I figured they hadn't shipped yet being as SWFA is the only place listing them right now. It'll be interesting to hear from the folks that get their hands on them early on. I think for $575 a piece they'd be hard to beat unless a major flaw pops up when they hit the shelves.
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anyone get their hands on one yet? 

seems like a good substitute for a SS 3-9x if you want illumination. i like the TMR reticle and .1 mil adjustments. might have to get me one if the reviews are good.
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I have tested a few of the VXR hunting scopes
very nice glass, comparable to the Trijicon Accupoints
similiar sized dot and illumination brightness min/max


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