Originally Posted by etisll40
I have a vx-ll downstairs that's an older 4x14x50, it's my 2nd favorite in the house to my 4.5x14x50 vx-3. The older vx-ll models are cheaper if you find one used somewhere, on Gunbroker or ebay, and the glass is superb. As always, they carry a lifetime guarantee, not sure if you need the original box? But Leupold is pretty good. I think you need to go to 6x18 after 500 yards to really get detail. Keep that in mind.
I would have to disagree. All the magnification in the world doesn't make up for super clear resolution and light gathering.
Had the VXII 6-18x40 for years and loved it till I picked up my first VXII 3.5-10x50. I've been stuck on large objectives and great glass since over any other factor.
Give me a choice between a great 10x with a 50mm obj over more power and a smaller obj and not equal quality of glass and coatings and I'll take the former every time.
I've got kills out past 1,000yds on bobcats and coyotes with my IOR Tactical 4-14x50mm and with 3 different Leupold's in the 4.514x50mm VXIII and Tactical models and while more would be nice on smaller critters they are more than adequate.
One none of us have mentioned yet either as a great alternative is the Zeiss Conquest Series which I dearly love.