I had my name engraved on it, swapped the reticle to a Leupold Dot, added M1 Elevation and M1 Windage Turrets. Total Damage including shipping was $879.00. Should I upgrade to the LR version? I want your thoughts...
The new VX-3 LR has been upgraded within the last year. They now feature dual elevation springs for extra precision and strength. If it were me and I were spending this kind of money i would go with the LR Version. The LR version also has a side focus. I think that you should go with the VX-IIILR. They also have a 30mm tube.
I did go with the LR and I am not at all disappointed I did so. That being said, if you already own it, I would probably try it out for a year or two and see if you really feel it's not up to your needs.