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Need to make quick decision re: VX-III or Mark 4

 
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:33 PM
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Need to make quick decision re: VX-III or Mark 4

I was just about to pull the trigger (no pun intended) on a VX-III 4.5-14X40mm AO with VH recticle ($500) when I found out that a friend of a friend is cash strapped and selling a brand new Mark 4 LR/T 4.5-14X40mm with mil dot for $575. I know they are pretty much the same glass, the VX-III is lighter but the Mark 4 for has more adjustment (30 mm tube) and target turrets (don't yet understand the benefit of them). I will be putting them on a Rem 700 in 300 wsm, shooting a 180gr Accubond for big game out to 600, maybe 750, yards.

Any input? How hard is it to learn to use mil dots correctly? Do those huge turrets snag on things easily?
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:27 AM
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Re: Need to make quick decision re: VX-III or Mark 4

I love the varmint retical for "varmints"... but the Mark 4 with the mildot might be preferable on big game...

Mark 4 is a more expensive scope... sounds like a good price, if in good condition...
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:40 AM
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Re: Need to make quick decision re: VX-III or Mark 4

The new VX3 (vs old VXIII) may have better glass (ssshhhh!) due to a different coating, but the mark 4 would have side focus/parallax. Does the Mark 4 have target turrets (tall but standard diameter with a cap that covers them) or M1 turrets (big, uncovered with finger knurls). The M1s can catch on stuff and move but that wouldn't be a deal breaker in my view as its a nice scope.

If it has standard target turrets, you can keep them covered so they don't get accidently adjusted.

Never used mil dots so I'm no help with that. I use a yardage marked turret and do wind with a MOA reticle.
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:33 AM
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Re: Need to make quick decision re: VX-III or Mark 4

The scope is brand new in box, never mounted. It has the tall target turrets. They bought it brand new at Christmas, so I'm told it's the same model as featured on the website.

Mark 4 4.5-14x40mm LR/T Target
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Re: Need to make quick decision re: VX-III or Mark 4

Go with Mark 4!

Quickly!

Hurry up!

Now!

What are you waiting for?

Go!

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Old 05-02-2009, 08:11 PM
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Re: Need to make quick decision re: VX-III or Mark 4

. The M1s can catch on stuff and move but that wouldn't be a deal breaker in my view as its a nice scope.

If it has standard target turrets, you can keep them covered so they don't get accidently adjusted.

Would you think this would be an issue with a nightforce scope?
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:56 PM
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Re: Need to make quick decision re: VX-III or Mark 4

It does have the target turrets. As far as if it's an issue with the NF scopes I don't know as they are out of my weight budget.
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