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VX3 vs Mark 4: Reliability of reticle adjustments

 
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:49 PM
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VX3 vs Mark 4: Reliability of reticle adjustments

I'm about to order a 4.5-14x40 Leupold scope and am concerned about the difference between the VX3 scopes vs the Mark 4 scopes for reliability of reticle adjustments.

Anyone have any advice on either? This scope will be used for a lot of turret turning varmint types of shooting and I'm very particular on the reliability of reticle adjustments. I have one Mark 4 and it seems to be drop dead reliable for reticle adjustments.

I get frustrated when I move a reticle adjustment a few clicks up and my group moves left or right or doesn't respond correctly to the adjustment. GRRRRRRR!!!!

Please help....
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Old 04-18-2014, 04:17 PM
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Re: VX3 vs Mark 4: Reliability of reticle adjustments

LDHunter

It seems to me that the Mark IV is more suited to what you want with a lot of turret movement and you know it is dead accurate. Why would you not just get another Mark IV?
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Old 04-18-2014, 04:33 PM
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Re: VX3 vs Mark 4: Reliability of reticle adjustments

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LDHunter

It seems to me that the Mark IV is more suited to what you want with a lot of turret movement and you know it is dead accurate. Why would you not just get another Mark IV?
I'm not very well versed on the Leupold scopes but there are two reasons I don't just get another Mark 4.

1. I've never seen one with low turrets. Maybe I just haven't looked enough and the tall turrets get in the way but I admit they're really easy to use and I don't want that to have to be a deal breaker.

2. Price... Seems like the Mark 4 scopes are a good bit more money.

Thanks,
Bob
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:49 PM
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Re: VX3 vs Mark 4: Reliability of reticle adjustments

Don't get cheap on scopes, including leupold's, or you'll end up with counterfeit or obsolete model/years.
Get the latest MK4 8.5x25x50 M1

There are M3 BDC turrets from Leupold, which are lower, but their function is completely different and they are much more limited w/resp to M1.
I would never trust one of their Vari-X whatevers. If Leupold will compete with themselves, they will as likely undermine themselves..
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:15 AM
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Re: VX3 vs Mark 4: Reliability of reticle adjustments

OK... I've answered SOME of my own doubts and questions and it appears that SOME of the Mark 4 scopes DO come with turrets that aren't all that tall so I can live with that and it wasn't the most important consideration anyway.

The question of the erector system differences between the Mark 4 and the VX-3 still plagues me. On the Leupold website I looked up both the Mark 4 and the VX-3 scopes and they say that they both have the "Twin Bias Spring Erector System".

My most important question is... Are both Mark 4's and VX-3's equally reliable in erector system adjustments? Does ANYONE actually know? I guess I could call Leupold but I assumed that someone here would know.

By the way... Someone mentioned the M1 top turret and that doesn't leave room for the fine adjustments I need for varmints.

Thanks,
Bob
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Re: VX3 vs Mark 4: Reliability of reticle adjustments

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I'm about to order a 4.5-14x40 Leupold scope and am concerned about the difference between the VX3 scopes vs the Mark 4 scopes for reliability of reticle adjustments.

Anyone have any advice on either? This scope will be used for a lot of turret turning varmint types of shooting and I'm very particular on the reliability of reticle adjustments. I have one Mark 4 and it seems to be drop dead reliable for reticle adjustments.

I get frustrated when I move a reticle adjustment a few clicks up and my group moves left or right or doesn't respond correctly to the adjustment. GRRRRRRR!!!!

Please help....

i have 5 vx3 2x 4.5-14x50 and one 40 2 x 6.5-20x50 LR TARGET AND ALL FAIL A BASIC BOX TEST.

go the mark iv
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:14 PM
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Re: VX3 vs Mark 4: Reliability of reticle adjustments

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i have 5 vx3 2x 4.5-14x50 and one 40 2 x 6.5-20x50 LR TARGET AND ALL FAIL A BASIC BOX TEST.

go the mark iv
I wasn't able to decipher what scopes you have but I think you're saying they're all VX-3's and all fail the box test... Thanks... That's the kind of input I'm looking for.

Have you ever tried the box test on a Mark 4?
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