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    No all Leupolds are created equal. VX3 and above are amazing but I have had some of their cheaper models and wasn't impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pgidley View Post
    Hey, where did you find that deal? I was looking at that scope for $319, but the $50 bonus would be nice!
    It was Scheels - they have the scope for $319 but no more gift card. Might have been a cyber Monday special?


    I do feel that the VX-3 is the beginning level for a good hunting scope.
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    Damn I was at Scheels that day. Grabbed that Nikon 4-12x40 for $109 just as a backup or incase anyone needed one. Didn't even take a look at the Leupolds. I was at the register with an armload of shotgun shells, noticed the deal in the flyer and the kid ran up and grabbed one for me.

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    I ran mostly Leupolds until I started dialing elevation. I have had some issues with the CDS on a VX 3 and a couple VX-6 scopes. I found a 3-12x Huskemaw for $719 and went to that on my mountain rifle. It has had zero issues so far. I really like a scope I can dial elevation on but that has a covered turret that I never have to worry about accidentally dialing. It's always set to 200yds unless I chose to remove and dial it. The covered turret on the VX-6 was one of the big reasons I tried them.

    Leupold is a great company and makes a great scope. A guy on another forum that has a lot of experience with scopes and is respected says not to dial elevation unless you are buying a scope built specifically for dialing. Putting a turret on a standard scope is asking for trouble in his opinion. He says the VX-3, VX-5, VX-6, Swaro Z5, Zeiss V4, and many others don't have erector systems specifically built for dialing. If you shoot enough they will eventually cause problems.

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    I have the VX 3i 14X and feel comfortable shooting to 500 yards. How is the VX 5 or 6 for range? Can you pinpoint shot to 700 yds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcseal2 View Post
    Leupold is a great company and makes a great scope. A guy on another forum that has a lot of experience with scopes and is respected says not to dial elevation unless you are buying a scope built specifically for dialing. Putting a turret on a standard scope is asking for trouble in his opinion. He says the VX-3, VX-5, VX-6, Swaro Z5, Zeiss V4, and many others don't have erector systems specifically built for dialing. If you shoot enough they will eventually cause problems.
    I've heard this from a number of respected shooters and can not disagree.

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    X5 on the VX-3I! I have a VX-II, 2 VX-3i, and a VX-5HD. The 4.5-14 is a great all around magnification choice also. Im another Leupold only guy, ya know if it aint broke.....

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    I'm another Leupold only one as well. If you can spend a little more the new VX5-HD Line are real nice. The 2-10x42 is out there around $699.99-$799.99 right now at a few places. I am seriously looking at these and for some more $$$ the VX6-HD are real nice too.

    Quote Originally Posted by mcseal2 View Post
    Leupold is a great company and makes a great scope. A guy on another forum that has a lot of experience with scopes and is respected says not to dial elevation unless you are buying a scope built specifically for dialing. Putting a turret on a standard scope is asking for trouble in his opinion. He says the VX-3, VX-5, VX-6, Swaro Z5, Zeiss V4, and many others don't have erector systems specifically built for dialing. If you shoot enough they will eventually cause problems.
    This is a valid statement. I use to be on the board of a local gun club for over 30 years and this situation played out in several instances on the range when i was there. If you use this feature, you want a scope built specifically for this.
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