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Topic: 3200 or VX-3??
Posted By: cpwrestler
Subject: 3200 or VX-3??
Date Posted: April/21/2011 at 15:13
Hi all,

I'm going to be buying a used scope for my new CVA Electra, and I've got two potential options.  A Leupold VX-3 2.5x8x36 for $320 and a Bushnell 3200 3x10x50 for $225.

I've heard great things about the bushnell, particularly the rainguard, but also that it isn't quite as good as the VX-3 in terms of glass quality or warranty.

Considering I don't expecting to be taking many shots out past 175 yards, is it worth spending an extra 100 bucks for the VX-3's superior glass when that's starting to push my budget?

Thanks,
Steve



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Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: April/21/2011 at 15:26

Personally IMO you'd be better off orderign the vortex viper 2-7 and saving yourself some money. 

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Posted By: Bitterroot Bulls
Date Posted: April/21/2011 at 18:11
Easy SVT ... You are going to sell all those off before I scrounge up the change for a couple more.

cpwrestler,  SVT is absolutely right.  Both of the scopes you mentioned will work fine, but the Viper is an absolute steal at that price, and just about perfect for what you want.


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Posted By: cpwrestler
Date Posted: April/21/2011 at 23:03
argh... Just when I think I've got my decision narrowed down you guys go and throw me a curve ball with a new scope I haven't researched much!! Life is so hard!! From what I've read, the Vortex has pretty good optics, quality and warranty.  How is it at holding its zero? I'm leaning heavily in the vortex direction now.


Posted By: cpwrestler
Date Posted: April/21/2011 at 23:07
Also... What's the deal with the versa plex reticle?? Better or worse than v-plex??


Posted By: cpwrestler
Date Posted: April/22/2011 at 13:58
Tried to buy the vortex, but ran into the export controls regulations since I'm from Canada... Guess the viper is off the list unless I can find a Canadian retailer.  What a ridiculous law!!!


Posted By: JimFromTN
Date Posted: May/04/2011 at 10:05
The VX-3 glass will blow away the 3200.  The VX-3 outshines the 4200.  I would go with the VX-3 if you can afford it.  You will never feel the need to replace it with better glass.


Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: May/04/2011 at 10:39
Originally posted by JimFromTN JimFromTN wrote:

The VX-3 glass will blow away the 3200.  The VX-3 outshines the 4200.  I would go with the VX-3 if you can afford it.  You will never feel the need to replace it with better glass.


Maybe, maybe not. Don't forget, it's a ML with ranges up to 175 yds. (per poster). IMO, the Vortex is the way to go (just as SVT suggested).


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Posted By: ckk1106
Date Posted: May/04/2011 at 11:21
I'd get the VX3 over the 3200.  


Posted By: tmar04
Date Posted: May/11/2011 at 20:20
hate to show my ignorance, but what is  vx-3 scope??  I am looking for something to  use on tc contender 45-70 govt caliber. lots of recoil, but hate to invest a ton in a gun that is only shot a few times a year. any suggestions??


Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: May/12/2011 at 07:18
Leupold


Posted By: smesk403
Date Posted: September/27/2012 at 15:01
love my vx3. where'd you find it for $320?



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