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Old 08-27-2012, 04:09 PM
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Leupold VX-3 6.5-20

I am interested in one of these scopes for long range hunting only, no competitive stuff. I have patroled Leupold's non-user friendly website(in my opinion anyways), and done some searches here but haven't been finding any of the exact answer I wanted.

So here are some of my questions. How many MOA/rotation does a guy get on the elevation? Does it have any sort of zero stop capabilities?

I like the target dot a lot, one of my buddies hunts with one, but he doesn't take a ton of long shots with it. If anybody has any experience, is it too fine, not fine enough, any thoughts on it?

Those are reallly my main questions. I think it would be good for what I want, but the zero stop and MOA/rotation are my main questions. Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:37 PM
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Re: Leupold VX-3 6.5-20

I think I have finally found most of my answers.

It doesn't not have a zero stop from what I can tell, but has some micrometer feature to make sure you are on the proper revolution.

It appears to have 94MOA total elevation adjustment, plenty for my purposes.

The one question that I haven't got an answer to yet is how many MOA/revolution does it get? If anybody can tell me that, it would be greatly appreciated. I think in one place it said something about 12 and one it said 18, with two conflicting answers, I am not sure which, if either of them is correct. Thanks again.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:03 PM
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Re: Leupold VX-3 6.5-20

Have you looked at the 30mm version?
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:50 PM
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Re: Leupold VX-3 6.5-20

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Have you looked at the 30mm version?
I have, and that is what I want to buy.

I got the chance to handle one just like I would like to buy yesterday, with exception of the reticle I would like. Really liked the scope, and figured out it get's 15MOA/rotation on the turrets. I have also heard that you can get some plastic washers or something from Leupold to create a zero stop on it. Needless to say, when I get a thousand saved up, I think this scoop will meet my needs perfectly.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:56 PM
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Re: Leupold VX-3 6.5-20

I checked mine...you are correct 15 MOA per complete revolution of the turret.

Also, I have the target dot in my 6.5-20 and 8.5-25. I really like them from long range shots. The only downfall to it is in low light conditions. It can be tricky to find the dot in the scope in these situations.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:11 AM
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Re: Leupold VX-3 6.5-20

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I checked mine...you are correct 15 MOA per complete revolution of the turret.

Also, I have the target dot in my 6.5-20 and 8.5-25. I really like them from long range shots. The only downfall to it is in low light conditions. It can be tricky to find the dot in the scope in these situations.
I kinda wondered that about the dot. If I didn't get the dot, I would get some pretty thin crosshairs anyways so their visibility would be tougher either way I am guessing.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:04 PM
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Re: Leupold VX-3 6.5-20

The 50mm has 94, the 40mm has 90 in the 30mm side focus. I am not a real big fan of the target turrets on my hunting rigs, I really like the CDS dials. You can custom order different turrets, been told that they are working on the CDS system for that scope. Might be in 2013 lineup.
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