| ckk1106 wrote:|
I am looking to purchase a new scope for my 338 win. The VX I 1-4X20, that is on the rifle now, is not the clearest of scopes that I have looked through. I am looking for a low powered scope, with maybe a little more power on the high end than the 1-4 that's on there now. I have in mind the leupold VXIII 1.5-5X20 or the link below. I like the idea of the zeiss that I've linked below, but haven't heard much about this particular scope. I know the 3-9X40 is well liked, but wanted some feedback, if possible, on the 1.8-5.5X38. Thanks.http://www.swfa.com/pc-6713-259-zeiss-18-55x38-conquest-rifle-scope.aspx
Any other suggestions are welcomed, but 400 bucks is my max.
.........All mentioned are great choices for your rifle. You have alot of options......................With your existing VX1, you have a straight tubed as well as a lighter scope. If you honestly feel that your hunting shots will be at 200 yards or less on big game, which is what I gather from one of your other comments, the 1.5-5x20 VX3 would be an excellent pic. If the only reason why you`re changing scopes, is to get a clearer site pic, but the VX1`s magnification is fine, then if it ain`t broke don`t fix it??............
Even out to 300 and 400 yards, a scope set on 5x is enough for big game. And going to a 6x on the high end with a larger obj. bell, will really not make too much of a difference, but will add some weight and a higher profile.
If you like the lower profile, lighter weight and smaller OAL that the VX1 gives you now, then upgrade the glass and some other tid bits, but not too much of anything else.
I do happen to have a 1.5-5x20 VX3 w/ a German #4 (9.5 oz.) sitting in my office drawer, just waiting to be mounted on my new arrival coming I HOPE, in the fall.
Although I`m not a diehard Leupy fanatic (that gold ring will always remain on the objective bell and off my finger), they do make a great variety which include the straight tube scopes.
The lower powered variable Zeiss to me, is a heavier and longer scope for only being a 1.8-5.5x38 and if memory serves me correctly, about 13 to 18 oz??
It all depends on what you want!