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Leupold vx III vs mark 4

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Unread 02-08-2009, 09:46 PM
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Leupold vx III vs mark 4

I am looking to buy a new scope for long range shooting. I need to know if there is a differance internally with the var x 3 30mm tube vs the mark 4 tactial

thanks for the help
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    Unread 02-12-2009, 12:19 PM
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    Re: Leupold vx III vs mark 4

    I have both of these scopes i much prefer the mark 4 but thats mostly due to the turrets , most say that there is no difference in the internal just the turrets are different and i dont know if there is or not for sure but the mark 4 clicks feel more positive and they take a little more effort to turn which i like, as for the glass i am not really a fan of leupy glass i buy them for the warranty and repeatable clicks, i have elite scopes that are noticably clearer than the leupys and they happen to track as getting off topic the mark 4
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    Unread 02-17-2009, 10:25 AM
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    Re: Leupold vx III vs mark 4

    I have heard that the Mark 4 is a stronger scope but I would call Leupold and ask one of their techs. I have called them several times and it has always been fairly easy to get a hold of someone. It looks like they have made several improvements to the VX-III line.
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    Unread 02-22-2009, 03:36 AM
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    Re: Leupold vx III vs mark 4

    Internally there is a difference. The 4's have a dual spring erector system compaired to the single spring of the 3's.
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    Unread 05-01-2010, 10:07 AM
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    Re: Leupold vx III vs mark 4

    According to leupolds 2009 catalog the VX-3's in 2009 went to 2 springs as well.
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    Unread 05-01-2010, 02:35 PM
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    Re: Leupold vx III vs mark 4

    I have both and I like the Mark 4 better. Seems to be clearer then my VX3 scope's Ross
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    Unread 06-25-2010, 02:19 PM
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    Re: Leupold vx III vs mark 4

    British F t/r champ used a 8-25x VX-III to win. He also used a Choate stock.

    His rig is covered in article on http://[URL=""][/URL]
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