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Which VXIII 4.5-14?

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Unread 02-25-2007, 03:18 PM
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Re: Which VXIII 4.5-14?

Just got the VX-III 4.5 X 14 X 40 with varmint rectile wich works the same as Boone&C. If you go with that rectile, you really won't need BDC or target turrets. You'll love that rectile, trust me. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Unread 02-27-2007, 01:44 AM
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Re: Which VXIII 4.5-14?


Couldn't justify putting a portly scope on that fine and svelte a hunting rifle. 1" tube and 40mm objective for me.

Could go with a B&C (or varmint hunters) reticle, or turrets, whichever I was more comfortable with. If I were having 1 or 2 turrets installed, I would definately go with M1's.
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Unread 02-28-2007, 02:38 PM
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Re: Which VXIII 4.5-14?

40mm all the way. 50mm is too big and would look terrible on a light looking rifle like this.
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Unread 03-01-2007, 10:43 AM
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Re: Which VXIII 4.5-14?

Iv'e got one of those VX-L's on my hunting rifle. Its a 50mm objective with a half moon notched out of the bottom so you can mount it as low as a 36mm scope. I love it. There kind of ugly but I really dont care how pretty my gun is.
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Unread 03-01-2007, 12:14 PM
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Re: Which VXIII 4.5-14?

The 50mm may look big, but who cares, you will gather much more light. I would never sacrifice performance for looks. I could barely even hunt the last 15 minutes of legal hours with my 40 mm. When I stepped up to the 50 it was a world of difference.
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Unread 03-02-2007, 09:56 PM
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Re: Which VXIII 4.5-14?

Ditto the 40mm scope - less weight, less bulk, sits lower thus makes for a better cheek weld. Something else to consider - when it comes to gathering a few more minutes of shooting light with the 50mm. Do you really want to take that shot if by the time you make it to where the deer/elk was, its going to be dark anyway. Personally I don't like trying to track in the dark, or as far as that goes, start gutting and quartering an elk in the dark. Just don't think it makes good sense to shoot at a game animal with just a few minutes left of shooting light. If its right before shooting light in the morning, more than likely that elk or deer will still be there unless you spook it. I've had both, sold my 50mm and bought another 40mm scope. Just my opinion....I could be wrong...NAH.
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Unread 03-02-2007, 10:14 PM
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Re: Which VXIII 4.5-14?

Thanks for all the input!! Just ordered the 40mm with the Boone and Crocket aiming system.
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