Rifle scope decision 🤔

coach11569

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Going to buy a rifle scope in the next day or so and would appreciate some feedback. Have my choices narrowed down between the Leupold VX 3 HD and Meopta meopro. Anyone have both or experience with either? Light transmission is probably my biggest concern. Thanks for any advice in advance.
 

JimP

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I'll vouch for the Leopold.

As for light gathering you want a minimum 40mm objective lens, but you would never notice the difference between a 40mm and a 50mm lens.
 
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badgerbob

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I have two VX lll s from the early 80s. one had to be rebuilt in 97 but was treated like a king during the process, which only took three days. These scopes have never lost their zero....one is on a 300 win mag and other is on a 25/06. shoot a few rounds each year to check zero but have not had to adjust in all of these years. Just mounted, sight in and hunt...swear by them.
 

DH56

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Leupold- Have used them for over 35 years. Like someone said above, the bigger objective the more light gathering. I have a couple that have 50 mm objectives that have done real well in low light conditions.
 
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Rich M

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I'm gonna say Meopro.

I bought a VX3i a few years back and it was nice but did not hold a group like a VX2 does. - my 3006 is dialed and shoots an inch at 250 yards. The VX3i shot 2.5-3 inches. Swapped it off an put the VX2 back on and it shoots 1 inch again. Then the Leupold custom shop was shut down for > a year and I decided to write them off - sold it and haven't looked back. They used to be "the name".

I'd buy Meopta, Swaro, Zeiss, and a few others before I'd buy Leupold again. Of course, maybe there will be a really good sale and I'll get another Leupy. I dunno. My VX2 is an excellent scope for how I use em.

The last scope I bought was a V Diamondback and put a simple BDC on a 350 Legend bolt. Not a bad scope - works for the majority of what my hunting is.
 
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