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  • The Xtended Twilight Lens System™ optimizes the transmission of low-light wavelengths, so you see the details of low-light scenes in greater, brighter detail than with any other riflescope available.
  • DiamondCoat 2™ lens coatings on exterior lens surfaces provide the highest level of scratch resistance Leupold has ever offered.
  • The twin bias spring exerts up to 30 percent more holding force on the erector, virtually eliminating erector system backlash and stress on the vital internal workings of the scope, for longer life.
  • Blackened lens edges reduce light diffusion, so more usable light reaches the shooter’s eye, for a brighter image with increased contrast.
  • Cryogenically treated, ¼-MOA click windage and elevation adjustments with resettable pointer dials marking the zero point.
  • Tactile power indicator also features built-in range estimation functions and graphite O-rings for easy operation.
  • Internally threaded, lockable, extreme fast-focus eyepiece with Alumina rubber eyepiece guard.
  • Available in matte black.
  • A durable Leupold Scope Cover is included to protect your valuable VX-3 riflescope during transport or when not in use.
  • Incredibly rugged, with absolute waterproof integrity using Leupold's proprietary Argon/Krypton gas blend.
  • As a final touch to the VX-3, Leupold mounts a 24k gold-plated ring and medallion to each scope.
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    Any thoughts on this? Or something like it - the price on SWFA seems like a very good value or am I missing something?
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    Its good, I like the LR w/ the 30mm tube better. the eye relief does not change as much on the LR with power changes
    I like Leupolds alot and have had a lot of good experiences. some guys think they are overpriced
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    I want to keep my options open. Are there any other brands with models of similar specs(weight,power,warranty,etc.)
    The leupold seems like it was made for DIY public land free range western hunts. I have looked(somewhat) at other brands. Leupold can't be the only one filling this niche?
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     Is this a PSA?
    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/25/2011 at 13:18
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    OK I will start over.
     
    Specs:
    Power - somewhere around 14
    weight - under 15 oz
    crosshairs - mil-dot,fine duplex(no bbc,range dots circles etc.)
    protection - some type lens covers to be available
    warranty - unlimited
    C/S - english speaking and obviously knowledgable
    range - dialing to custom ammo up to 500 - 600 yards
    price - around a grand give or take
     
    Leupold VX-3 4.5-14 x 40mm cds - fits the specs goods... but looking for others(5 or 6 to choose from would be great).
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    Any takers??
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    What is your main use for this scope, on what type of gun, etc....?
    The VX-3 is a fine scope and the 4.5-14 is something I am looking at for a 22-250 heavy barrel. The only other scope that I am looking at is the http://swfa.com/Bushnell-25-16x50-Elite-6500-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P10929.aspx It has a lot to offer including the 50mm objective. The rain suit is a nice bonus.
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    ^^Almost all hunting in the northern plains/mountain states. DIY public land most shoots realistically are going to be 300 - 600 yards give or take. I have another tikka with 3x9 on it and found out a little more would be real nice. Long distances there for lighter the better light for the hike. Weather is a another factor getting the rain/snow out the bell of the scope is a real pain. I love the leupold scope I have. Is there any real competition leupold in the above stated specs?? Competition always makes for better all around products.
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    I had one its a great hunting scope for the mtns. Low weight and very good bright optics. No parallax adjustment but not an issue or hunting big game <600 yds.
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    This is what I ended up with... could not find any other brand with the above stated specs. For a pure hunting scope it seemed very hard to beat. And I recieved the custom dial in one weeks time from leupold. BTW... still have not figured out what rings to use on this(tikka t-3 lite - lows or extra lows)?
    http://swfa.com/Leupold-45-14x40-VX-3-Riflescope-P12682.aspx
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    I went with talley extra lows. Took the rifle to the range today. Had some loads made up at Corbon(Ram shot TAC - 43 grs. barnes ttssx - 168gr - .470B.C. .308 win brass and primer = 2620fps at 32 degrees with an elevation of 3600 feet) Shot a .140 group(4 three shot groups) average at 100 yards. Not bad for a sub 7 pound rifle.
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    yeah, and with cds and a rangefinder and ttsx that is a great hunting rig you have now. I really think it is the best mountain hunting scope on the market.
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    ^Thanks^
    rifle -- $539.00
    scope -- $549.00 free cds dial to specific bullet-B.C.-altitude-temp
    Lens Covers -- $79.95 < id="ctl00_wpm_ShowProduct_ctl11_OurPrice_VS" name="ctl00$wpm$ShowProduct$ctl11$OurPrice$VS" value="h3E5zLUCUZLOiiT4cRfJOFEjWJfX8lFdoQnBBIJu977+8dxHfkI355NukjhEvo9E" ="">
    rings -- $41.95 < id="ctl00_wpm_ShowProduct_ctl11_OurPrice_VS" name="ctl00$wpm$ShowProduct$ctl11$OurPrice$VS" value="IWooh9m2xYrsWrnc8nLz3a5xMOiGkJDjIcM6rQIgaKU+J9KIf9gUUxFLMvcyAk/x" ="">
    rangefinder -- $399.95 < id="ctl00_wpm_ShowProduct_ctl11_OurPrice_VS" name="ctl00$wpm$ShowProduct$ctl11$OurPrice$VS" value="h2Z3PAcqDagjRUhzzNmOe2P4kluLQfUvVh5XryRgQn5Th4Df7jXWQSYPSv+y61Hm" ="">
    GPS -- $300.00
    sling -- $9.97
    case -- $19.97
    bore-snake -- $20.00
    600 rds cor-bon -- $1563.60 + $400.00 tested and zeroed then loaded to your rifle speces
    http://www.shopcorbon.com/DPX-Rifle/308-Win-168gr-Tip-DPX/DPX308168-20/400/Product
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    Sub 7 lbs(rifle, scope, sling) -- all weather -- .140 average group -- $3823.44 = 100% ready to use DIY public land(northern plains/mountain states) light for the hike(spot and stalk) setup that will not break the bank.
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    rustic, looks like a nice rig.  I noticed you mentioned a Leupold RX 1000i rangefinder.  What's your take on it so far ? 
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    ^I had a RXII  it worked OK --- deer say up to 600 yards give or take. The RX 1000i rangefinder can range deer 800+ the red display is easier to read and the unit altogether more user freindly. Let alone compact size and light weight with leupolds C/S and warranty I see no minus yet.
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