Originally Posted by uncleB
I have read and agree'd with most of your post's but when you say that the Mk4's are "far more robust and and repeatable than the target style turrets" you are only blowing smoke up someones anal orifice, and not mine. where did you get that INTEL ????
Call Leupolds engineering dept for full specs on the turret construction.
When visiting the plant in Beaverton years back that was how it was put to me. Smoke or not in selling Leupold for the last 30 years I have not had any turret issues with the many MK4s I have supplied to LE agencies or civilians, but have had a few VariX3s target turrets sheered off due to "accidents" involving horses and quads when the scopes were used for hunting applications. The VX111s I now sell few of as my marketplace has changed.
The Mk4s are now my entry line of optics.
There is a reason MK4s were used for military and LE applications. 1 of the reasons was that it took far more pounding and abuse in the field to bugger a Mk4 turret system and reticle fixture than the hunting/target scopes Leupold offers.
The target style turrets offered on some of the VX111s are very repeatable in a civilized environment, but will not take the same abuse a MK4 turret/tube and erector will in my experience.
Hope that clears the smoke some.