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Tracking/reliability/durability- Leupold fixed vs. variable

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Unread 05-12-2007, 10:59 PM
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Tracking/reliability/durability- Leupold fixed vs. variable

I need a new scope for a light(er) weight medium range rifle, and have decided on a Leupold fixed 6x or 3-9x. That choice is mainly because of size/weight and the availability of the M1 turrets. Everybody says my- (insert scope here), tracks/works great. Nice so does mine. What I'm looking for is technical, proven information whether a Leupold FXII, or FXIII 6x, will have better consistency in tracking and durability then a VX2, or VX3, both with M1 turrets.

What I really want is a "real" Mark4 6x. But alas no cookie. I have/do use the ULTRA/MK4 10x and 16x, and the MK4 3.5-10M3, and know they work. I would prefer a varible... slightly, however absolute dependability and reliability is paramount on this rifle.

What say ye? catshooter?????



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Charles
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    Re: Tracking/reliability/durability- Leupold fixed vs. variable

    I don't have any experence with the little 6x.

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    Understood thanks.


    Anybody else?
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    Re: Tracking/reliability/durability- Leupold fixed vs. variable

    Me neither, but i do like the fact that the std. Duplex is 4.5 inch per hundred yds. to the lower post tip from center x-hair with the FX-III. Would make for a great intermediate range ballistic/rangefinding reticle.
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    Re: Tracking/reliability/durability- Leupold fixed vs. variable

    I have a ton of variable Leupold MK4s, VX3 targets. they all run without fail.
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    Re: Tracking/reliability/durability- Leupold fixed vs. variable

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    I have a ton of variable Leupold MK4s, VX3 targets. they all run without fail.

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    Same experience with my pair of Mk4 4.5-14x50mm MilDot IR
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    Charles

    http://www.valdada.com/vn/ior/03c

    The IOR line has a proven track record and they have a 6x42 with target turrets and MP 8 reticle.

    Not a leupold, but certainly proven and IMO as good if not better than the MK4 and similar characteristics.

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