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Vx2 good for long range??

 
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:58 PM
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Re: Vx2 good for long range??

So what's a good deal on an American made scope??. Most of the newer/smaller companies I see people listing are Japan , china, or philipine made. Are there no good American made scopes?? I know it's hard but I try to buy American if I can. Just not much made in America anymore
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:59 PM
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Re: Vx2 good for long range??

SM, take all the negative comments with the understanding that they are just opinion. I personally think that Zeiss glass is the best out there. Yeah the conquests are 1" tubes but the rapid reticles and turrets are excellent. I own the following scopes and they all fill a niche. And those can and do change as my hunting / shooting style evolves with time. Keep in mind that all are not "long range" applications.

Leupold VX11 - 2
Leupold VX3 LR
Leupold MK 6
Leupold MK 8
Nightforce
Vortex Razor
Vortex HS LR

I have owned Zeiss, Swarovski and Nikon and had no problems with the quality with any of them. Like I said my hunting style changes and so does my equipment and so scopes come and go.

My newest scope is a Vortex HS LR 4-16x44 w/ BDC reticle that I put on my 17 Tac coyote rifle and for the money it is a great scope. I will be trying the new XLR reticle on the 4-16x50 when budget allows it. Santa got carried away this year.

Just figure out how you will, or will want to hunt and then pick the scope that fits that style. For example, for big game I currently use VX3 LR scopes with Holland reticles and Kenton turrets installed. I use the hold and dial method and it works great. I picked the VX3's because of the size and weight first and the glass quality second even though I think the glass is very good. Turrets are repeatable on the LR VX3's also. For tac rifles, with my 308 I use holdover reticle only ( EBR-2B ) and for my 338L dial / turrets - ( NP-R1 ) only. To me there is no one size fits all scope. This is what you will need to figure out for yourself. Good luck and good shooting.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:15 PM
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Re: Vx2 good for long range??

If you like a heavy scope that lacks eye box and a spacious eye relief, and is made in China then Vortex is your scope.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:30 AM
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Re: Vx2 good for long range??

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If you like a heavy scope that lacks eye box and a spacious eye relief, and is made in China then Vortex is your scope.
Yep just like leupolds. I wouldnt cry too much about any sub $400 scope and where its made. 95% are ROC products. Vortex makes their low line stuff in ROC just like every one else.
To the OP I wouldnt worry too much about saving the US optics industry you are about 25 yrs too late.
If you didnt have a low budget there are some options but $800 doesnt get you there. Any glass you buy thats got a lot of bang for the buck is gonna be from an emerging producer and not Hank in toledo ohio or Hans in schott germany.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:34 AM
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Re: Vx2 good for long range??

Yeah, cept I can count on the Leupold being lighter, having a better eye relief and eye box.

And they are assembled in America.

Those kotex scopes are crap.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:14 AM
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Re: Vx2 good for long range??

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Yeah, cept I can count on the Leupold being lighter, having a better eye relief and eye box.

And they are assembled in America.

Those kotex scopes are crap.
Kotex? thats a new one. Cuz thy come in a tampon wrapper? Leup under about $500 are NOT ASSEMBLED in the US according to LEUP anyway.
BTW ya might wanna check what the PRS professionals are using in large amounts. Or just continue making blanket statements about things youve never seen and call it good.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:20 AM
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Re: Vx2 good for long range??

And this is a question. Why would you want a lightweight scope? I guess the optic threads where the evaluator says built like a tank is gonna switch out for trim and svelte? Hmmmm need to call Nightforce.....the TROJAN scope.
Im perty sure the PSTs are built heavy for a reason which evidently wasnt what you were looking for, I hear Countersniper is building a nice new light one for ya.LOL
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