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I've had my 3.5-10X50 VX L long enough now to have formed some opinions and done some comparisons.  First, I don't have any other 50mm scopes to compare it to; I've never been able to tolerate high rings.  It is better in low light than anything else I have (Conquest 3-9X40, FX III 6X42, VX III 2.5-8X36, Conquest 4.5-14X44, Burris FFII 3-9X40).  The FX III came the closest in low light performance.  The VX L is in low rings on my Kimber 84 in .243.  I took the Conquest 3-9X40 and put it in extra high rings on my othr Kimber 84 (.260).  The difference in shootability was dramatic.  The VX L always came naturally to the eye, whereas the high mount always required adjustment.  Swinging at moving targets was easy with the VX L, but with the high mount it was uncomfortable, often resulting in losing the sight picture.  I'm sure I'd get more used to the high mount if that's all I had, but having the VX L made me not want to pick up the other one.

 

When I first read about the VX L I thought it was a gimmick.  Not any more.  I wouldn't buy one for all my rifles, but if you need a quality scope with a large objective and don't want to have to pick your head up to see through it, the VX L really works.  Of course, there aren't any other options are there?

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Good deal.

 

Thanks for the review, yates.

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Thanks for sharing that with us.

As for there not being any other options....a custom stock would be an option that some may choose.

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It would be easy to put a pad on the stock to raise your cheek, and that would be fine on some rifles.  On something like the Kimber, I'd have to have a custom stock, and that would be several hundred dollars.
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I wasn't trying to say in your case that a custom stock would be the best option. I know Kimber uses good stocks to begin with and some have very nice wood that cost a good bit of money, plus I assume they even bed the action or at least the recoil lug. But as for some other guns with below par stocks to begin with...this is where someone could plan for that large objective scope. Thanks: and I mean no offence.
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None taken.  On a target rifle, an adjustable stock would be a great option.  I wouldn't want to get rid of the figured French Walnut on my Kimber, though.
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Thanks for the info. I'm considering a VX-L for a Browning A-bolt that is used for whitetail.
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