Leupold VX-3 or Mark 4
I wanted some opinions, basically I have decided I will most likely be going with a VX-3 or Mark 4 for two of my rifles after I sell the current scopes.
the first rifle is a 300 wsm with a vari-x III 6.5-20x 50 LR scope, I want to sell that scope, and replace with a 4-14 or something in that power range.
the 2nd is a 338 edge with a mark 4 6.5-20 x 50 that I will also sell, then replace with an 8.5-25
I have been looking at a lot of scopes lately, and have decided on leupold due to cost, how the glass looks to my eyes, adjustment range and my experience with what I currently have.
would you go with the VX-3 or the Mark 4?? which one and why?
how about add cost to the decision process, take for instance a VX-3 LR 8.5-25 say its costs 1000, and a mark 4 8.5-25 lrt costs 1411, or a mark 4 8.5-25 ert ffp which costs almost double 1928
i did not bother to figure it out, but the cost factors of the 4-14 are probably roughly the same
i just used 1000 as a round figure not what i will actually be paying, but is it worth the extra 41% to go up to the mark 4 or worth the extra 92% to go to the ffp mark 4?
i know the mark 4's are built better, but optically they are the same, and the vx-3 LR scopes have had the dual part of the mechanics.
any help or comments is appreciated, thanks