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What's wrong with Leupolds VX-III CDS Scopes

 
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:02 AM
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What's wrong with Leupolds VX-III CDS Scopes

I know I'm a true long range hunter with my longest shot on a Antelope at just over 500 yds. I did fall in love with Leupolds VX-III 4.5x 14 40mm CDS on my Model 700 .223 Rem for Prairie Dog hunting works great. I liked it so much I bought another 3.5x10 40mm which is on my 300 H & H right now, which is headed to Idaho next week to go Elk hunting.
I thought about putting on the 4.5x14 40mm VX III on the 300 H & H but was afraid of less field of view.
I am surprised field of view is not a problem for some of you or is it ?
I also know I like to buy American & that's just the Redneck in me. So I try to keep Americans working when I can. This is a major reason for Leupold scopes & rifles for me or am I missing something ?
The reason I ask is I took the 3.5x 10 40mm off my .264 Win Mag so my winter project will be looking for a new scope for it. This rifle is a Model 70 XTR in H S Precision stock with factory 24 inch barrel it averages less than 2.5 inches at 300 yds With Nosler Brass CCI primers 250 IMR 4350 & Nosler 120gr. BT with I have had great success with Mule Deer & Antelope.
So if not another Leupold what & why ? Thanks & Good Hunting
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:06 AM
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Re: What's wrong with Leupolds VX-III CDS Scopes

I use Leupold Exclusively. I think you are just fine sticking with them.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:34 PM
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I have seen issues with new VX-R and VX-2 scopes that I don't like. VX-3 and higher end scopes seem fine to me. If you don't mind paying the 25% premium for the Leupold name, then I think VX-3 and higher are generally good scopes. If you find one in your budget with the features you want, then go for it.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:42 PM
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Re: What's wrong with Leupolds VX-III CDS Scopes

Nothing wrong for me...CDS is -Dead on Accurate- with my Rem 700 .30-06 custom rifle and VX-6 scope...See Here:

Leupold VX-6 3-18X50 questions
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:19 PM
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Re: What's wrong with Leupolds VX-III CDS Scopes

All I have currently is Leupold. I think the old VX-2's, and 3's were better scopes. We kind of went through a period where either we were asking more or the scopes weren't keeping up. Tracking, and shaking loose on heavier magnums issues. They fixed them but nobody warranties aggravation.

They kind of went through a period of Bipolar with us. One day send you a brand new one for something you admittedly broke, and the next would be a hassle start to finish, and not fixed the first time through.

There's been lengthy threads on that. They build, and sell a lot of scopes, on occasion ones going to get by.

I like the Mark 4's very much. I think scopes that beat it for rugged, add a lot of weight.

My next planned purchase will be the Nightforce ATACR, but yes I will continue to use and buy Leupold.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:37 AM
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Re: What's wrong with Leupolds VX-III CDS Scopes

I have 5 or 6 VX3 4.5-14x40 CDS scopes.

Haven't had any issues with them & they seem to dial out past 1000 fine for me on the 6.5wsm.

I have them on rifles from 300 AAC to to a lightweight 375/408imp.

I only use the moa turret then they can go on any rifle & I can change the load etc.
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:16 PM
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Re: What's wrong with Leupolds VX-III CDS Scopes

well i never been a leupold's fan, but a wierd combination of events like shooting a friend's rifle with a vx3 on top followed by this video, i ended digging in the middle of my house looking for my old credit card semented 3 mts. under the living room.

All this before my girl came back, finally ordered a vx3 4.5-14x40mm bone and croket ret.

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