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Old 08-25-2008, 03:05 PM
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scope differences

What is the difference between a Leupold Mark 4 6.5x20x50mm LR/T and a VX-III 6.5x20.50mm LR/T?

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Old 08-25-2008, 03:18 PM
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Re: scope differences

JB,

Not a whole lot of difference. Mainly the turrets.
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Old 08-25-2008, 03:35 PM
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Re: scope differences

How about the elevation adjustments. On Leupold's web page the elevation and windage adjustments are higher for the VX-III then the Mark 4. Sorry, I'm a newbie.
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Old 08-25-2008, 03:42 PM
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Re: scope differences

I probably should have clarified myself the first time. I should have stated the turrets and the adjustments. I do not know this for sure, but the Mark 4 probably has slightly larger internal glass than the VX-III allowing for more adjustment in the VX-III.
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:50 AM
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Re: scope differences

The Erecter housing is lager and more robust the, the turrets are exposed and can handle more abuse, some of the MK4 get the Diamond Coating on the outside lenses to prevent scratching, and I have been told they use higher quality glass with higher quality of coatings but again this is what I was told.

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Re: scope differences

I was kinda curios myself...so I just called and talked to a technician.
He said the differences were:

VX-III = Single Spring on the Erector Assembly
Standard Target Knobs
Index Match Lens System (he said better in low light then MK4)
ElectraForm Reticle (like wire but stronger, somehow made
by running electricity over it-those are my
words not his exactly.)
More MOA in adjustments.

MK4 = Dual Spring on the Erector Assembly (more robust)
Tactical knobs, M1-M2-M3, Except for the 4.5-14X40
Multicoat 4 Lenses (or something like that, trying to read
my own writing?!) Thy are supposed to be
more scratch resistant.
Etched Glass Reticle, More robust then wire.

When I asked if the MK4 was just a beefed up VX-III, the answer was "Yes." He asked what rifle I would put one on and I told him a large cased .338. He said that the VX-III would be fine and unless I was gonna abuse it he didn't see the need in forking out the few hundred extra for the MK4.

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Old 08-26-2008, 03:19 PM
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Re: scope differences

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Index Match Lens System (he said better in low light then MK4)
You made my day. Thank you.

People just don't have a clue what that means until they need it. When it is pack it up and go home time or reach for the V3, I'll be the one chambering a round.
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