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Leupold VX-III 4.5-14 40mm Long Range Rifle Scope # 55118

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Leupold VX-III 4.5-14 40mm Long Range Rifle Scope # 55118



Talk to me about this scope. I am starting out at the long range shooting thing and I know nothing about this scope. How do the turrets work? Do they lock in place and then return back to the sight in? Anything else I should know. This is going on my 300 RUM for know.
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    Re: Leupold VX-III 4.5-14 40mm Long Range Rifle Scope # 55118

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    Since its a vx3, the turrets should perform great. No mechanical problems should be encountered. I have a couple of the vx2, 6-18 targets, and the turrets have only let me down 1 time out of 4 years worth of using them to click up and down, up and down, up and down. The vx3's are a lot better, and they may even be on par with the MK4's turrets. I know my MK4 turrets are rock solid.
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    Does anyone know of anyone who makes turrets for this scope. The type of turrets that do not require to have the caps removed to adjust for long range.
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    I leave my caps off my vx2's. Leupold says there still waterproof etc.. I hated screwing them off and on all the time. Thats one good thing about the MK4, exposed knobs and are built solid. I wouldn't suspect any problems with the vx3's though. They are still a hell of a scope, even with the caps off.
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    Re: Leupold VX-III 4.5-14 40mm Long Range Rifle Scope # 55118

    If you don't already have the scope you might want to wait on this one. Leupold #60360. It is the VX-L 4.5-14x56mm and it has target knobs.

    I think I've got to have one!!!!!
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    Re: Leupold VX-III 4.5-14 40mm Long Range Rifle Scope # 55118

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    Leupold will convert the scope over from regular turrets to target knobs... I don't have the link handy, I got it from a search on this website for target turrets, though, previous poster had a thread with this same question and a link to Leupolds custom shop. That same thread discussed the other options you had at the time as well. Good Luck!

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    Re: Leupold VX-III 4.5-14 40mm Long Range Rifle Scope # 55118

    What about these????

    http://www.kentonindustries.com/

    worth it? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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