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Old 02-22-2004, 08:15 PM
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Leupold VX III Question

I was recently looking through the new Midway master catalog and reference guide #2. They have the new VX III long range listed in there. They say the one pictured is a 4.5x14x40, it has no gold ring and what appears to be exposed target turrets (no caps). However when I go to Leupolds web site or various online optics dealers I can't find one that matches the picture in Midway's cat.. So what I'm wondering is, has Midway pictured the wrong scope, if so what is the one in the picture or are they so new that noone else has a picture of them yet?
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Old 02-22-2004, 10:52 PM
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Re: Leupold VX III Question

My guess is its one of there Tactical models.Its the only ones that I have seen without the gold rings anyway.


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Old 02-23-2004, 07:02 AM
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Re: Leupold VX III Question

2003 black ring LR M1 tactical models were called vari X III but were listed on the tactical part of the website. For 2004 all tactical black ring models have been renamed mark IV. There is only 1 or 2 minor improvements on the tactical scopes for 2004. The 2003 vari X III's will have the same part numbers at the new 2004 mark IVs. Basically its the same scope.
For 2004 VX III only has the gold ring LR Target with covered target turrets.
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Old 02-23-2004, 07:39 AM
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Re: Leupold VX III Question

.. Confused yet.? [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
.. Leupold is playing a "shell game" with their product line to justify some hefty price increases.. And it's not setting well with many.. Two weeks ago I sent them an e-letter asking about this and they didn't bother to respond.. [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]
.. I personally am looking for another source for good scopes.. d:^) JiNC
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Old 02-23-2004, 07:54 AM
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Re: Leupold VX III Question

Yeah I would have to agree with jake. Personally I think the bushnell 4200s have better optics than ANY of the leupolds. If I wasn't hell bent on getting a R2 type reticle and having turrets like nightforce or leupold tactical m1. I would buy a bushnell 4200 4x16x50. $389 at natchez.com
But instead I am willing to pay 1100 for a nightforce! LOL
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Old 02-23-2004, 08:34 AM
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Re: Leupold VX III Question

Trader & OH the tactical M1 was my first thought also, but the turrets aren't the same the tactical models are much taller.

Jake, Yeah I'm confused alright, that might even be an understatment.

If I can't find some place that actually has one I can put my hands on I'll probably go with another Conquest in 6.5x20. More magnification than I really need but I guess it's better to have it and not need it than the other way around.
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Old 02-23-2004, 10:40 AM
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Re: Leupold VX III Question

Leupold turrets:

m1 - found only on the the pure tactical scopes. Each click .25MOA. Can be zeroed after sighting in. No dust covers.

m3 - same as above except each click is 1MOA.

Target turrets - sit up high like m1,m3 but do not have the grips like m1 m3. Each click is .25moa. Not sure if they come with dust covers. Pretty sure they can not be zeroed after sighting in.

standard - sit low to the scope have dust covers. Each click .25moa. Can not be zeroed after sighting in.

It all depends on what you want to do.

Repeatable accuracy: If you click up 5 inches at 100 yards and click back down are you exactly at where you were? The people I have talked to say you need US optics, nightforce, or leupold m1.

Durability - USO, nightforce, and leupold m1...from what I've heard you can beat the living hell out of each.

Reticle - Mildot is good but nightforce and USO offer much better reticle options which are faster and easier to use then mildot. (leupold only offers mildot)

European scopes - way more expensive. Why? European workers ...especially in manufacturing are the highest paid labor in the world.

Again bushnell 4200s are by far the best value for the $. ...if you just want to hunt. They offer some longer range that many use for PD shooting.

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