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Old 05-06-2007, 06:01 AM
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leupold mk4 8.5-25

I currently have rem 700p in 300 ultra mag that has been altered to 16 lbs, mk4 rings and bases, mk4 16x scope and a vais muzzle brake. Thinking of buying a 8.5-25x50 mk4 but don't have any experience with variable scopes. I shoot from 100 to 800 metres. what are your opinions of this scope and will it serve me better than my current fixed power scope?
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Old 05-06-2007, 08:16 PM
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Re: leupold mk4 8.5-25

8.5-25 is alot of power for only shooting out to 800 metres. If it is only for the range, then fine, but if it will also be used for hunting, the low end at 8.5 is too high IMO. I would look more at 4.5-14 set-up. Mark 4 is very nice....
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:08 PM
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Re: leupold mk4 8.5-25

Just wondering, why the MK4 instead of the VX-III?
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Old 05-07-2007, 12:16 AM
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Re: leupold mk4 8.5-25

I like the external adjustments and the price between the isn't much. I know it's alot of magnification for 800m but at this point in time I'm not 100% confident in shots beyond this range but in the future it's definately in the plans. I thought about the 6.5-20x50 mk4 as I know it will be adequate but I want one I won't have to upgrade when my ranges extend. It is currently uses as a 50/50 target/hunting rifle.
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:07 AM
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Re: leupold mk4 8.5-25

You start getting a lot of mirage at the higher mags, so even if you have it that doesn't mean it will work well for you all the time. I think you will find the 6.5-20 will do very well for you, even well beyond 800 yds. If you really want higher mag, try looking at Nightforce scopes. They have a scope that goes down to 5.5 and up to 22, which covers a wide range of applications for both hunting and target shooting.
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:20 PM
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Re: leupold mk4 8.5-25

I'm Real happy with my 8.5-25x50 VX-III. I see no reason to get a lesser power scope, no reason to limit your magnification. After all its a variable power. Never know you might need it.
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:42 AM
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Re: leupold mk4 8.5-25

I'd have to agree with Flybuster there, no reason to limit the magnification because of the range. I have an 8.5-25 VX III LRT and have no complaints. I usually have it set on maximum magnification all the time, whether shooting 100yds or 1000yds, except for low light conditions.
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