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Yeah thats right.
Anyways I bought a VX-II a few years ago for a .223.  Decided to buy another for my .243 and on a whim droped by the store and got it.  Well when I get it home and play around with it the adjustment knobs for E. and W. are different.  My old VX-II has slightly raised dials on a bevel that where click 1/4 MOA and had a slot to use a coin or screw driver but you COULD use your fingers if you chose to.
 
This new one has the flat style where coin or screwdriver is the only option.  Did they make this change when they changed the optics on the VX-II line in 2004?  If so can I have the old VX-II's dials installed? 
 
I called Leupold and they were useless.  The guy told me my old scope was a VariX-II (even though I was looking right at it while talking to him) and that all VX-II's are the same since 2001.
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  • The VX-II line (2003 and older) uses a combination of Vari-X III and Vari-X II (discontinued) technology. VX-II’s also utilize ¼-MOA click adjustments, but the lens coatings are unique. The external lenses are coated with Multicoat 4 and the internal lenses are coated with magnesium fluoride.
  • Beginning in 2004, the VX-II line is fully multicoated and will perform comparably to the discontinued Vari-X III line.

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Really on a hunting scope when you get it zeroed you don't need to mess with them to much, this the whole point of making then difficult to move.  If you like to make lots of changes for shooting different distances and conditions I would recommend taking it back and getting one with target turrets that are made to be changed all the time.
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While true once you have to use a coin its much harder to shoot, then correct the point of aim to your point of impact while still looking through the scope.  The old VX-II dials were a combination of the now VX-II and the VX-III but at a lower height. 

Target turrets are much to high and the VX-III is out of my price range. (50% more than my VX-II)
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Originally posted by CaseyH CaseyH wrote:

While true once you have to use a coin its much harder to shoot, then correct the point of aim to your point of impact while still looking through the scope.


That is very true.

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While I'm not an expert on leupolds like some here are....I was not aware of a non coin slot adjustment available. That said I would not discourage one from making adjustments because they have a scope without target turrets. Makes no sense as the standard turrets are designed to be adjusted and using them will not wear them out. Leupold is the only brand that don't offer finger adjustable W&E adjustments to my knowledge. Stoney point offers knobs that fit down over the coin slots and make them finger adjustable. If leupold factory cannot help you I'm not sure anyone can.....

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 I had a set of the Stoney-Point knobs on a 2-7x Vari-xII. They fit fine, and are very nicely made and finished, but they still don't make a hunting scope into a target scope. They make those infernal coin dials easier to turn, especially with cold fingers but without the solid clicks that a target or tactical scope should have. Mine had friction dials though, you may get better results with them on a dial with click detents, not sure what the newer Leupolds are like. They don't sit up terribly high either, to catch on brush. Not cheap, but cheaper than a factory alteration, if it's even available.
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The back of a spent catridge works very well. It fits the slot at an angle and the catridge gives you the necessary leverage. You can look through the scope and adjust the dial easy as pie. Works for me.

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(time for me to be a synical ass)

 
you could fix the problem for ever and buy a real scope
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No, that would make life to simple.
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well i am a simple man
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

(time for me to be a synical ass)

 
you could fix the problem for ever and buy a real scope
That is a great idea.
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Come on guys.....he may really like the VX ll scopes. There was a time before the conquests and elites blinded me with brilliance that I had a few leupolds....in fact quite a few.....

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me too, but... well thats for another thread
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