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VX3 vs Mark 4: Reliability of reticle adjustments

 
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:41 PM
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Re: VX3 vs Mark 4: Reliability of reticle adjustments

I've fully tested 4 Mk4s, and all were actually perfect. I've tested 3 NF NXS, 2 were repeatable, none adjusted in 1/4MOA as merchandised.

So far, I know of no other scope on the market that actually adjusts in true MOA(ratio of 1.047 IPHY). I'm sure there are, but have not yet read of any verified as such.
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:55 PM
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Re: VX3 vs Mark 4: Reliability of reticle adjustments

Thanks Mike... That's a big help.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:39 AM
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Re: VX3 vs Mark 4: Reliability of reticle adjustments

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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?

i have 5 vx3s

2 x 4.5-14x50 and 1 4.5-14x40

2 x 6.5-20x50 LR TARGET.......... so thats 5 vx3 scopes and no i haven't tried a box

test on a Mark 4 but it's a toss up between a mk4 and a nxs nightforce.

(i know how much we all like polls haha so no i won't run one )
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Re: VX3 vs Mark 4: Reliability of reticle adjustments

Thanks Darren....Right... No polls.... ;)

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Old 04-21-2014, 11:08 AM
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Re: VX3 vs Mark 4: Reliability of reticle adjustments

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I've fully tested 4 Mk4s, and all were actually perfect. I've tested 3 NF NXS, 2 were repeatable, none adjusted in 1/4MOA as merchandised.

So far, I know of no other scope on the market that actually adjusts in true MOA(ratio of 1.047 IPHY). I'm sure there are, but have not yet read of any verified as such.
get a copy of bryan litz applied ballistics he demonstrates how to do a tall target test. The box test most people do isn't as good as the tall target test. because no one adjusts their scope that way in actual use. Litz said he has never seen a NF have enough adjustment error to ever need to change anything in his ballistic software. He also tests a leupold side by side and finds tracking error, he shows how to figure out how much there is and he changes the value in the program to match it. I am done with leupold, I never have found their scopes that user friendly, as in easy to get behind, they also tend to lie about the actual magnifcation the scopes have and the tracking sucks. If are on a budget just buy a vortex, you get a zero stop on them, not on leupold.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:08 PM
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Re: VX3 vs Mark 4: Reliability of reticle adjustments

All click values should be entered in ballistic software by their tested & true IPHY. It is also widely known that MOA is declared loosely with most scopes.
When you actually test scopes yourself, your feelings will be hurt I can tell already.

And maybe it's my prescription, along with my son's natural vision, but we find it's Leupold that seems more accurate in magnification, and NOT NF NXS.
My 32x NXS adjusted to reticle focus exactly matches my 25x Mk4 in power. I don't know if 8.5x25 Mk4 scopes are actually 32x, but I suspect otherwise wouldn't you?

I already stated that I tested my Mk4s and they tested perfect. That includes tracking and ability to hold zero. With that, I would say good luck(bad luck) in finding one that doesn't.
Leupold is not a fly-by-night company.

The Mk4s are lighter than NXS. They hold identical attributes in glass. Leupolds mount lower, they eypiece doesn't turn with power, and they come with Alumina flip-ups(the best in existence).
NF wins in reticle selection and actual zero stop.

You might want to research that vortex travel stop a bit (not actually a zero stop).
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