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I'm looking for some feedback on the optical quality of the VX-R scopes.  I currently have a Loopy MK4 on an LTR and think the glass is pretty good however it is the only scope i own for comparison purposes..  I'm looking to scope my new tikka hunting rifle and have a budget of ~$500 and just started research.  So far I like what ive been reading about the Minox scopes and it seems that many have good feedback on the zeiss conquest.  I want the #4 reticle..Any reccomendations and feedback will be appreciated, thanks 

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I have the VX-R patrol and its a great little scope well worth the price tag.
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Leupold makes a good product, but as many say they are pricey when compared. There are alot of other options, with the 4 reticle. Depending on where and how you hunt you may want to consider rain repelling coatings as well, such as rain guard, stormcoat, and others. It was one of my priorities, along with a bunch of other criteria. It doesn't matter what scope or reticle you get if you hunt in rainy/ sleety weather, and can't make out your target. I proved this to myself one day this year. when I had my scope on some does for over an hour in bad weather, waiting for the elusive buck to show. He didn't but if he had I would have been able to see to take a shot, where my buddy who was set up at a different angle on the same targets said he couldn't see a thing thru his scope without constant wiping.
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PS welcome to the forum. You will find a whole lot very knowlegeable people here. I don't include myself in that catigory,,,, yet.
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I have 3 VX-Rs in service. Two 3-9x50s and one 3-9x40. The 50mm scopes are very comparable to my 3-9x40 Trijicon Accupoints in low light. I think they are very good scopes for the money. As all Leu they seem bulletproof as to holding zero....................my guns bounce around on ATV/UTVs daily and it takes a good scope to stay zero'd

I'd have to say after the 3-9x40 Accupoint, the 3-9x50 VX-R is my favorite scope. BTY they are very lightweight which is a big factor for me since I do lots of long stalks on foot.
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I have the 3-9x40 VX-R with CDS, and it is in the same class as my Bushnell Elite 4200s, Burris Signature, and not far from my Conquest or Minox, all also 3-9x40s. You will not see a big difference in optical performance in this field, IMO
What sets it apart along with the Burris E-dot in my Signature, is the illumination for low light use.
And I'm starting to favor dialing up my elevation for long shots, hence the CDS.
That said, the Minox in a #4 would be a good match on a Tikka, as they are a bit smaller and lighter, and have gin clear glass.


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On the subject of the Burris, I have a Euro Diamond 3-12x50 with the illuminated reticle and the german #4.  I think its a very nice scope, but illumination on this one only useful during low light, its not one that will be visible during the day. 
 
Very happy with my Burris products, binos and scopes.
 
 
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