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There’s limited choices among scout scopes and most of those choices are fixed powers. SWFA through the efforts of Leupold’s custom shop has put together the Leupold 1.5-5x33 VX-R Scout Scope.

Available exclusively through SWFA

http://swfa.com/Leupold-15-5x33-VX-R-30mm-Scout-Scope-P69513.aspx

  • Matte Finish
  • FireDot Duplex Reticle
  • 30mm Tube
  • 1-Button Illumination
  • Vibration Sensor
  • Index Matched Lens Coatings
  • Lead-Free Edge-Blackened Lenses
    • Dot size @ 100 yds = 4.7in/12cm (lower power) & 0.79in/2cm (high power)

      Battery Life = 120hrs if used continuously (do not allow to go into standby mode or be turned off) on the highest illumination setting.

       
      Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2012 at 14:50
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      One of these on the ruger Gunsite Scout would be a nice handy rifle!  Might have to see about making that combo happen.............
       
      Anyone know a banker I can borrow some money from?Big Grin
      Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2012 at 17:49
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      I was thinking the same thing. 
      Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2012 at 18:46
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      nice job!

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      Does anyone know the actual low and high magnification values of this scope? I know Leupold will round these values and was wondering what they were. Also, how heavy is it?

      Also, for anyone who has this scope, is it too big for a scout setup in that it is a 30 mm tube?

      Thanx to anyone for info.
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      Welcome to Optics Talk, flinch. 

      What's the "vibration sensor" for? 

      Nice scope! 
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      Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

      Welcome to Optics Talk, flinch. 

      What's the "vibration sensor" for? 

      Nice scope! 

      If the scope has not been moving for a bit, the illumination shuts off.  When it detects movement again, it comes back on.

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      Nifty lookin' scope. The weight is listed as 6.6... that can't be correct can it? That scope may also be the ticket on Ruger 1A type rifles that are "scope-challenged" due to the limited rearward mounting abilities. 
      Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/11/2012 at 07:41
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      Thanks, Koshkin. 

      Leupold has been coming on strong lately. 
      Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/11/2012 at 09:44
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      That is why I was inquiring about the weight, because it was the same weight listed for the 1 inch model and that did not make sense. Should have been clearer in my post, sorry.
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      Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

      Nifty lookin' scope. The weight is listed as 6.6... that can't be correct can it?    

      Ya, is that right?? 
      Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/12/2012 at 16:33
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      That weight spec is wrong. I'll get a full set of accurate specs from Leupold tomorrow.
       
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      OK this thread/product turned me from a lurker into a member

      I got serious TODAY about looking for an optic for my marlin guide gun.  Been bouncing all over ever since I realized that eye relief matters and neither the SWFA 1-4 nor the TR24 was gonna cut it. 

      After spending the entire day looking I found this....are they currently available??

      This looks like exactly what I need.  What MOA is the center illuminated dot?  Battery life? Is the side turret a focus knob or illumination adjustment? 

      VERY excited about this scope...
      Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/16/2012 at 17:07
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      Paul,
       
      Welcome to the OT! After being on backorder from Leupold for several months we received a shipment in last week. They all went out to backorders but we do have more on order. Just don't have an ETA on the next shipment Sad.
       
      The dot is fairly small. Maybe around 4 MOA. I'll see if leupold has the exact spec, as well as battery life.
       
      The side turret is the illumination dial.
       
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      Looks like an ideal scope for a Marlin Guide Gun or a SOCOM M1a etc. I wouldnt mind having one. HMMM
      Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/16/2012 at 19:31
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      Originally posted by Brady Brady wrote:

      Paul,
       
      Welcome to the OT! After being on backorder from Leupold for several months we received a shipment in last week. They all went out to backorders but we do have more on order. Just don't have an ETA on the next shipment Sad.
       
      The dot is fairly small. Maybe around 4 MOA. I'll see if leupold has the exact spec, as well as battery life.
       
      The side turret is the illumination dial.
       
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      bummer, no manual focus and not in stock Indian
      well, I'm still interested.  If I want one, should I back order it now?  (are you taking backorders for the next shipment?)
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      You really don't need a parallax adjustment with this low of a magnification. The ocular adjustment it has will be all you need.

      Yes I would advise placing an order now and getting in line. We don't charge you now and you can cancel at any time. This will insure allocation to you as we ship the backorders out in order they are placed.

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      Here's an accurate spcs list.

      Dot size @ 100 yds = 4.7in/12cm (lower power)  &  0.79in/2cm (high power)

      Battery Life = 120hrs if used continuously (do not allow to go into standby mode or be turned off) on the highest illumination setting.    

      VX•R 1.5-5 FireDot Scout
      Specifications

      Actual Magnification X

       

      4.8 (High)

      1.8 (Low)

      FOV @ 100 Yards/Meters

      feet

      16.2

      38 

      meter

      5.4

       

      Optimum Eye Relief

      inch

      6.75 (High)

      8 (Low)

      mm

      171.45

      203.2

      Unrestricted Objective Lens Diameter

      inch

      1.3

       

      mm

      33.02

       

      Unrestricted Eye Lens Diameter

       

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      Brady,

      Thanx for putting on the actual numbers, I emailed Leupold for them and they did not give them to me.

      They must have high school kids answering their emails, because every time I have asked for information from them it has been either wrong or very vague.
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      Hmm, could be a good match for my 45/70 scout rail.
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      Just spoke to a very nice guy at the Leupy custom shop.  I was curious how they were able to get the eye relief out of this tube, but not any old one I picked...learned alot about scope geometry today :)

      If this were a true 1X at the bottom it would be the ne plus ultra scout scope IMHO.

      As it stands, I'm still gonna order one and see.  I bet it's better than anything out there (Let's see, fixed 2.5x or fixed 2.5x or....uhhh.....)

      5x top end with the hornady loads?  gonna make 100 yards cake off a bench....

      Inquired about custom elevation turrets but was told the scope would have to be retrofitted with a different turret first as the finger turn doesn't support their custom knobs.

      Anyway, SWFA got everything as right as possible on this one, as usual.

      I'm gonna be putting in for one of these in the next couple weeks.
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      wait a sec looking at the spec sheet it lists CDS turrets for elevation and finger click for wind....almost like they wanted you to be able to buy a custom bullet drop turret....I tend to believe the gent I spoke with earlier though over the spec sheet, but I could be wrong

      Anyone know for sure?

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      Welcome to Optics Talk, Paul. 

      Just got my VX-R 3-9x yesterday. Still kicking tires on it, but so far so good.   
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      Here are some more specs:
       

      FOV on low power = 38ft / 11.6 meters

      Dot size @ 100 yds = 4.7in/12cm (lower power)  &  0.79in/2cm (high power)

      Battery Life = 120hrs if used continuously (do not allow to go into standby mode or be turned off) on the highest illumination setting.    

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      Hi, found this scope and forum and I am interested in getting one for my RGS rifle that I am in the process of buying along with a Thompson Machine THIRTY can. My one concern is with the eye relief. Is 6.75" of eye relief on high power enough to clear the front of the action? I can understand if the ocular is over the receiver ring, but photos of the RGS that I rind with scout scopes make me think that the eye relief will be insufficient to clear the ejection port.



      Here is one with a Burris 2.75x20. That scope is rated for 14 - 8.5" of eye relief and even that is mounted over the receiver ring. Assuming the Burris is mounted at 8.5" of eye relief, that would put this scope about halfway over the ejection port.

      Does anyone have one of these scopes mounted onto a RGS? Where does it have to sit in order to be able to use the highest power? Would I be better off with a Leupold 1.5-4x28 and give up the dot? (I'm still kinda debating between a scope or a dot sight.)

      /Figured it would be best to ask this in this thread, rather than start a new one, since I'm sure I won't be the only one asking this question.
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