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Leupold VX-III vs Mark 4 Long Range Scopes

 
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:03 PM
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Leupold VX-III vs Mark 4 Long Range Scopes

Aside from the M1 knobs, what is the difference on the 8.5-25x50 scopes?

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Old 12-22-2008, 05:21 PM
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Re: Leupold VX-III vs Mark 4 Long Range Scopes

The main difference for me is the availability of the TMR reticle in Mark 4 but not LRT III.
The TMR offers excellent fine crosshairs along with 1/2 mildot hashs allowing fine windage hold off. I always raneg and dial for elevation but wind is so changeable I hold off for wind each shot.
This reticle allows fine repeatable results and I combine it with the Leupold Mark 4 spotter with the same reticle so my spotter can communicate in the same increments.
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Re: Leupold VX-III vs Mark 4 Long Range Scopes

VX-III verse Mark 4
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:12 PM
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Re: Leupold VX-III vs Mark 4 Long Range Scopes

The mark 4 has dual erector springs to handle heavy recoil as generated by the .50 bmg. I have 3 vx3's and a couple mark 4's and the mark 4's seem to have an edge in clarity but all are excellent imo.
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Re: Leupold VX-III vs Mark 4 Long Range Scopes

How about glass quality? Any differences between the two in that area?
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:22 AM
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Re: Leupold VX-III vs Mark 4 Long Range Scopes

Having used both in 8.5-25 x 50 configuration I would say that the Mark 4 definitely has less edge distortion than the LRT VXIII especially on the highest power setting.
My VXIII was a few years older than the current Mark 4 I have however the Mark 4 appears brighter. Both have good contrast.
The externally adjustable turrets suit my constant dialling as well.
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