Originally Posted by J300UM
I would like to hear some opinions from guys that have had experience with these. I'm looking at a scope to put on my 264 when I get it back from the smith. I have a VX3 on my rum and it has been a great scope so far. I've yet to get my hands on a Vortex or Sightron and was wondering how they stack up to the VX3. I like the looks of the new 4-16 HS from Vortex and the 4-16 SIIB from Sightron but pictures can be deceiving. Hell, even the Big Mac looks good in the picture...! The price on both is very appealing but I'm not sure if it will be a case of "you get what you pay for" or not. If I can pick up a similar quality scope to the VX3 for a couple hundred less then I would surely be game... Any opinions?
While I think Leupold are perfectly GREAT scopes I also think IMO that they have used their name/reputation to induce higher prices then the scope warrants. I think you will find Vortex, Sightron and Minox’s (stay away from the 3-15x42…no parallax adj.) new scopes a better bang for the $$ I would even look into the Bushnell 4200 line. Nikon also has good glass but the fact you can find them all over the web as “refurbished” scares me a bit about their product quality. Again, this is my 2 cents worth for scopes priced around $500-700+ for Lupey.
I have Leupold, Vortex, Ziess and Sigthtron scopes.... I have a Minox 3-15X50 on its way...Wholesale pricing, I gotta try one! Although they have received good reviews.