| osprey wrote:|
I am looking for a lightweight all around scope. That I can put qd rings on and use on multiple rifles.
I don't know why more manufactures don't make a around a 12oz 3x9ish scopes.
I put an ultralight (10oz) 3-9x33 vx-2 with lr duplex ballistic reticle on a light tikka 7mm08 this season and have been really happy with it as a 7lb mountain rifle. I had the custom shop put a cds moa turret on for $90. It is a very versatile, compact, clear, light, and rugged scope. Eye relief is a bit tight but I am willing to put up with that in exchange all the benefits and the low price. Actually cheap enough to get 2 or 3 and forget about the QD rings...
I took a cow and a mule buck with the rig, both at dusk in low light. The elk was only at 100 yds but the mulie was at about 400 yds and the scope performance was fine. The Swarovski 3-9 tempted me when I was putting together the rig but honestly I would rather have the little leupold because of the much more versatile ballistic capabilities and weight and price that outweigh the optical superiority of the Swarovski (at least for me).