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Are VxIII's suitible for long range?

 
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:03 AM
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Are VxIII\'s suitible for long range?

I have a vxIII 4.5=14x40 boone and crockett reticule w/ adj. objective. Do they track and return to zero well? Do they pass the box test? I'm wondering if I should sell it and get something else? I have a mark 4 on another rig and like it.
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Old 02-12-2007, 06:37 AM
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Re: Are VxIII\'s suitible for long range?

I have a vxIII 4.5x14 without the AO. I have noticed a couple times that the first shot after an adjustment was not 'settled'. Its a good scope and can be used, but I wouldn't use it for 'dialing/clicking' a drop.

Maybe mine is the only one that has this tendency, but there you have it.

Hope that helps,
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:31 AM
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Re: Are VxIII\'s suitible for long range?

Agree with the problems they have with settling. Its frustrating burning ammo and have the point of impact changing without touching the dial. I have tried to correct it by overshhoting the adjustment back and forth before settling on the spot but still its an issue. For a $600 scope, you would think that it wouldn't be a problem.

As for long range, if your long range consists of under 600 yrds, they're fine. Over that i'd look into a nightforce or another brand where you can dial it in.
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:20 AM
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Re: Are VxIII\'s suitible for long range?

I've only experienced it 1 time with my VX2, 6-18x40. I dialed up around 600 yards to shoot at a coyote. I happened to see another in a field about 100 yards away laying down none the less. I dialed back down to my 100y zero and shot. Much to my surprise he jumped up and hauled butt. I was just sitting there thinking no way did I just miss a yote at 100 yards laying prone. My uncle said I shot about 5ft over him. Had to have been my scope...Thats only happened to me 1 time in about 5 years of dialing up and down on the VX2.

I have a vx3 LR 6.5-20x50 and it seems to track really well. I've only had this scope for around 4 months, but I have yet to see tracking problems with it. Time will tell though...

On a sidenote, i have seen some people dial past the correct range a couple clicks, then go back down to the correct setting. Have also seen people tap the scope tube after dialing up or down. Any truth to any of that???
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:41 AM
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Re: Are VxIII\'s suitible for long range?

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Have also seen people tap the scope tube after dialing up or down. Any truth to any of that???

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Tapping doesn't help my scope at all. I've tried it to no avail, to the point that whenever I change the setting, I will shoot it at least once off target, then shoot it to see if I adjusted it correctly.

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Old 02-12-2007, 09:21 PM
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Re: Are VxIII\'s suitible for long range?

My answer is YES! I use Leupolds exclusively and recommend them to my students and they are the only scope minus NF that I know will dial and come to zero. If a Leup won't, they fix it and send it back in less than 10 working days for free. I have one old Leupold Vari-xIII 6.5-20x50 LRT that has literally had the elevation knob dialed around full revolutions tens of thousands of times and it is still spot on. The vxIII 6.5-25 LRT converted to 14.5-35 by Premier on the 338 Lapua improved gets dialed around 3 full revs to take some looonnngg shots and always goes back to zero when we're done shooting it. I have yet to see any other scope dial that many minutes up and come back to zero-not even NF. I'm sure NF would work, I just have not seen anyone dial one up for more than a 1500 yard shot which isn't that many revs.
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:17 PM
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Re: Are VxIII\'s suitible for long range?

Hey GG, it always seems to amaze me still at how many people have bad luck with Leupolds. A lot of times they'll even send them off and get them back and they still dont work. I dont really understand, but then again, no company is bulletproof in the QC department. I cant really justify the price difference between the NF and the Leuoplds myself. Leupolds work great for me and I'll continue to use them for dialing up and down.
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