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

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Unread 05-02-2009, 10:52 PM
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Re: Need to make quick decision re: VX-III or Mark 4

The M1 style turrets getting adjusted accidently isn't a big issue. They are there for folks who dial and keeping track of them being zeroed becomes second nature. It's rare that they get bumped.

I only dial for elevation and I currently have the regular Leupold target turret with a custom dial. It wears a cap when in the truck or mule scabbord, but It's exposed 90% of the time while I'm in the field. You get used to checking that it's zeroed and if your going to dial for a shot it doesn't matter anyway. I haven't messed with NF enough to know if they would be open to accidental adjustment.

Thats a great deal on a Mark 4.
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    Unread 05-03-2009, 11:24 PM
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    Re: Need to make quick decision re: VX-III or Mark 4

    You can change a VXIII to a MARK V for 120$ just send it in and ask for M1 turrets thats it
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    Unread 05-04-2009, 08:13 AM
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    Re: Need to make quick decision re: VX-III or Mark 4

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    You can change a VXIII to a MARK V for 120$ just send it in and ask for M1 turrets thats it
    Or I can just buy the Mark 4 for $75 more than a VX-III with target turrets. If I feel the need for the M1 turrets I can always buy them at a later date.
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    Re: Need to make quick decision re: VX-III or Mark 4

    The best turrets are those you can reach up and adjust as needed in the field.
    This is not a problem, as every tactical scope demonstrates.

    I'd go Mk4
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    Unread 05-04-2009, 12:00 PM
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    Re: Need to make quick decision re: VX-III or Mark 4

    Are the target turrets not field adjustable?
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    Re: Need to make quick decision re: VX-III or Mark 4

    They are field adjustable, you just have to mess with a cap, which can be a pain if you need to make a quick shot. With the M1, you get a range and dial up.

    I wouldn't worry about accidental adjustments with the exposed turret because you can always return it to zero within a matter of seconds.

    There is no doubt that you should get into some sort of turret. They can increase your long range capability immensely when you figure out how to use them effectively with your rifle.
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    Re: Need to make quick decision re: VX-III or Mark 4

    I don't consider capped adjustments field adjustable. Nor do I trust that they are field sealed(without the o-ringed cap).
    I don't see a use for such a scope beyond fixed range shooting(BR).
    I also will not tolerate an adjustable objective. And again, I picture their use only for fixed shooting.

    Strong opinions, I know. I'll just bringing some contrast to this.
    I'm a woodchuck hunter. I use only Mk4s and NXSs. I range,, solve,, dial,, focus,, level,, and if I can take it with a single shot, I will.
    No reason to piss around with a scope not designed for this.

    Many people here walk shots into targets. Or they shoot fixed ranges from benches. This is not hunting, and typically their scopes are not suited well for hunting.
    If you're a hunter, a real hunter, you'll be content with a Mk4.
    It's a great scope -overall.
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