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Leupold VX-II or Leupold VX-3

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Forum Description: Centerfire long gun scopes
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Topic: Leupold VX-II or Leupold VX-3
Posted By: bogie_AF
Subject: Leupold VX-II or Leupold VX-3
Date Posted: December/30/2011 at 03:17
I am looking for a scope that is 4-12x50mm.  The Leupold Vx-3 has a 4.5-14x50mm and the VX-II has a 4-12x50.  I really like the 50mm it is just smarter and looks better on the rifle.  I think I want the Boone and Crockett Reticle as well, I wish they offered Mil-dot as a standard reticle but they don't so I might custom order a scope from leupold.   Just didn't know what route I wanted to go.  I own a Leupold 4-12x50mm in a VX-II but never really looked at the VX-3 very much or put rounds down range with one.  I like my Vx-II just didn't know if the VX-3 has that much more to offer.  $$ isn't the issue, tax return will be used well.  I also like Leupold as well so if you just want me to look at different brands No thanks my mind is set on that.   The scope will be going on a .17 hmr by Savage Arms, might be a bit over kill, let me know if I should switch down to the 3-9x50mm.  I do like the higher powered scopes tho.   If someone could help me out that would be great.   

Thanks,
A1C Bogie



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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: December/30/2011 at 04:32
Welcome to The OT, Airman! 




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Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: December/30/2011 at 06:23
Welcome! Given the choice, I'd always opt for the VX3. Whether it's worth the extra cash is solely your decision.

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Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: December/30/2011 at 09:26
If money isn't an object, I too would go with thw VX-3. I don't understand the Boone and Crocket reticle on a .17HMR though. I will say that with Leupold, it seems that yesterdays VX-III is todays VX-II. As Leupold comes out with new features and glass the current VX-III become the second teir scopes while the new scopes become the firs tier VX-IIIs. Just an observation a friend of mine made, and he is a Leupold fan. 

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Posted By: rustic
Date Posted: December/30/2011 at 12:16
I recently purchased a VX-3 CDS and could not be happier.
reasonable price -
the light weight -
CS/warranty -
simple no frills design -
good glass - 
Leupold scope covers along with other options -
reputation/resale -
Makes for a great pure hunting scope.

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Posted By: Sparky
Date Posted: December/30/2011 at 22:56
Since you are using a 17 HMR. How close are you intending to shoot? Most VX3 scopes are parallax set at 100yds and if they are an AO or side focus most start at 75yds. I have a Leupold VXII 3-9x33 EFR on my 17HMR. And I never feel the need for more magnification.


Posted By: R H Clark
Date Posted: December/31/2011 at 10:15
I have a VX II 4-12X40AO on a .22 Annie and couldn't be happier with it. I would choose an adjustable objective scope for extreme accuracy and close focus with the rimfire.I like to shoot a hole at 50 yards and then put 4 more rounds through that same hole.I wouldn't want anything less than 12X for that trick.
 
You might also take a look at the Weaver V16 and Muller(SP) scopes.Also if extreme long range is in the picture the internal adjustment will need to be considered.



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