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Leupold 6.5-20x50mm Vari-X III LRT upgrades?

 
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:42 PM
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Re: Leupold 6.5-20x50mm Vari-X III LRT upgrades?

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my recommendation would be to not sink any money into that scope. if it's the older vx-111 model it's not worth putting money into. if it were one of the newer vx-3 scopes, then i would say go for it. those older models have a bad reputation for function. most specifically the turrets and repeating.
You are right but the older 30mm scopes like he has are just as good as the new ones. they too have double erector springs so the repeatability problems dont apply to the scope he has.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:04 PM
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Re: Leupold 6.5-20x50mm Vari-X III LRT upgrades?

I've had two MK4's with the TMR reticle (which is fantastic), I just traded my 8.5-25.50 M1 for this simple fact:

I don't mind using MILS or MOA but mixing the two is a pain in the ass, if holding for wind & elevation, the TMR rocks. If you dial like i'm used to, you're dialing in MOA, any shot corrections (target shooting or otherwise) is spotted in MILS. I was awaiting the day I would be pulling data in MILS (my MK4 M5-A is MIL/MIL) & dial that on an MOA turret or visa versa. It is more of a nuisance than anything really, but one I could not get over.

I would have to advise to go either MIL/MIL or MOA/MOA, learn the system & kick some butt. Maybe Leupy can put some M5 turrets on there for ya? IDK, but it wouldn't hurt to ask.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:25 PM
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Re: Leupold 6.5-20x50mm Vari-X III LRT upgrades?

Shew sounds like I do have a good scope model afterall, had me worried! Allright guys I think were finally figuring this out, thanks again for the help. I just got off the phone with Leupold and they told me that the 1/4 MOA M1 knobs are an option for my older model and can be installed for $129.00. He also told me that the Mil / M5 knobs are not currently an option for my older model but that they may be in the future but that he wasn't certain on that. (Hmm...)

As it stands right now it will be going in for a Mil TMR reticle and the 1/4 Moa M1 turret dials. I know this mixes mil /moa but given my options what do you think.

Only other option would be to sell this off and save for something in mil / mil or moa / moa, bearing in mind this scope is probably only worth five to six hundred dollars with the 4" sunshade and lens covers.

Opinions please, thanks
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:54 PM
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Re: Leupold 6.5-20x50mm Vari-X III LRT upgrades?

I have the same scope as you. Last year I had M1 turrets and a standard Plex reticle installed by Leupold. Thus far it has worked very well.

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Old 02-07-2012, 09:01 PM
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Re: Leupold 6.5-20x50mm Vari-X III LRT upgrades?

Your turrets now operate the same as the m1, YOURS ARE COVERED,which can be a bonus, I just ran no cover hunting.Tmr will give you a defined aiming point.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:55 PM
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Re: Leupold 6.5-20x50mm Vari-X III LRT upgrades?

At the expense of asking a stupid question, this model of scope referenced is a first or front focal plane (ffp) scope correct? If I understand correctly this means it can be used on any magnification without reticle distortion, correct?

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Old 02-08-2012, 05:00 PM
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Re: Leupold 6.5-20x50mm Vari-X III LRT upgrades?

you can calibrate the TMR to be a MOA reticle, a MIL is bigger than a MOAso all you have to do is make an MOA grid and set it out at 100 yards, or even further, the further out you go the more precise it will be. anyway just turn the power down untill the lines in the scope match up with your grid. the each line will be a however many moa that coveres, more than likely 2 MOA then just mark that power on your scope and just hunt with it on that power it will end up being like 18 powerish more than likely. then you have your MOA/MOA scope. that in my opinion would be the best use of your money
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