Re: Huskemaw vs. Leupold?
I own both, but my Huskemaws are 5x20. I dont think you would go wrong with either scope but I personally prefer the Huskemaw. The glass is equal or a little better, the turret tracking is totally accurate, reliable, and true to measurement. The parallax adjustment on both my Huskemaw scopes are range calibrated in yardages that actually work. They pay a lot of attention to details like this. The two I have used for a few years, have had a lot of use and abuse with no issues. I'm not so confident of the VX 111 turret tracking, and they usually need to be factored if you are going for the longer ranges. My only advice, while your budget is limited, would be give careful though to a 5x20 since you plan on ultimately increasing your shooting range and you have an accurate rifle capable of long range work.
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