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Old 11-14-2013, 01:11 AM
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John, sorry bout that, congrats to your son as well. A 15 year old taking an elk is fairly rare. Taking one at that range is even more rare. I would be just as proud. That's a heck of a shot.

Regarding the scopes. How do you like the reticles? I hadn't seen the LRV option. I'll have to check it out. Any chance you live in CO? I've yet to find a store that has them and I'd love to get a look at one. Thanks again
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:33 PM
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That's great to hear John. Congrats on the deer and elk. What reticles are you running? How do you like the vx6 cds dial? Can you compare it to the vx3? What do you think of the glass?
Boman & OP (Troymn),

Great questions! Hopefully, my VX-6 Review below might have some answers!

Leupold VX-6 3-18X50 questions

Safe & Happy Hunting!

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Old 11-14-2013, 07:49 PM
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Wow that was a great review. Very well done. Thanks for posting the link.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:35 PM
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Re: Leupold VX6 4-24x52

Well, i think its the LRV it doesn't call it that on Planet Optics (PO) but when i cross reference the reticles on PO to Leupold's website that's what I'd call it.
Unfortunately, I live in WA and the reason I say unfortunately, is this state is getting to soft politically, different subject. I haven't found a store that has them in stock either, I took a shot 3 months ago, ordered one and i know own 3 of them. I will tell you this I sold my Swarovski Z3 and i'm happier than a pig in _ _ _ _ with my decision. The CDS system is idiot proof. Once you get it set right.
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:22 PM
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Re: Leupold VX6 4-24x52

I think making the scope with a 34mm tube is dumb, its not needed unless you are going to be shooting to a mile or more. there are not many people who need that much elevation.
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:43 PM
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Re: Leupold VX6 4-24x52

John, I think you're talking about the varmint hunters reticle? Does it have hash marks on main crosshair and wind hashes below? Either way, thank you for all your insight.

Cumminscowboy, I understand what you're saying but I think it's a purpose built scope and for long range it makes good sense. Most guys can use the 2-12 or 3-18 and never need anything more. For our application I think its smart.
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:58 PM
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They are awesome. period. They are the best scope for all around hunting. My 15 Y/O son dropped an elk where it stood at 712 yds. I ranged it (cow), my son dialed the scope to 4 clicks pass the 700 yd mark on the CDS, squeezed the trigger, it fell straight down (Heart Shot).
As Boman said, Congrats to your Son on the accurate LR shot...WOW!

At 60, I am a "Newbie" deer hunter and for all of the reasons you stated, I outfitted my new custom .30-06 hunting rifle with the VX-6 3-18X50 optics. In doing re-load workup activities, I achieved successful .25 MOA 100 yd. groups, then went out and shot exact dopes from 200 through 600yds and gave Leupold my ballistic data. My CDS dial arrived (100-775yd markings), installed on the VX-6, then re-shot at the 600yd range...POI was DOA (Dead On Accurate)!

My first deer hunt is Thanksgiving weekend...hoping "I" too can hold solid enough to make a first successful LR kill!

p.s. Appreciate your kind comments Boman!
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