Originally Posted by buckand bull
Wow guys thanks for all the fast suggestions. Ok I am a little confused here so what is the Vx7 and does it come with cds caps as well? Which one do you guys reccomend, because I know they also have the A/O. I was looking at the duplex cds 4.5 14x40 but they have so many variations that I am a bit confused. I usualy have my 300 mag shooting 180 grain hornady superformance ssts dialed to 2 inches high at 100 dead on 200 and 5 inches low at 300 but realy want to have the advantage if needed out to 600 yards. So I guess my question is if leupold suggests being dead on at 100 then do I have to use the cds dial for a 300 yard shot and further? Out of all the different models what do you guys reccomend?
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Thanks again for the help!
The VX7 is Leupolds top tier hunting scope. They are about double the price of the VX3's. The optics rival (possibly even beat) my NightForce scopes for brightness/clarity/contrast. They cost just as much as the NF does though, and they don't have a zero stop.
They utilize a speed dial type of turret, that has an integral spring loaded screw down stowable cap. It also has 30mm tube and I believe it has different newer lense coatings. It's got a super forgiving eyebox too.
Not that there's anything wrong with the VX3's or the Mark 4's, I just wanted to try the speed dial system and wanted something different from what I already had.
Here's a link, you can also check out their other scopes here.
Leupold || VX-7 3.5-14x50mm Long Range
If money is of any concern, I honestly think you'd be Good to Go
with the VX3 4.5-14X40mm. I see they make 3 models, but it looks like the AO version and the LR version can both be fitted with a cds dial through the custom shop. If you have trouble seeing in low light with 40mm, then they also offer 50mm. I use a 4-12X40 on my 25-06 and It works just fine in low light, even on 12X which is where I leave it. The LR model appears to have 30mm tube, so it should give more adjustment range in the dials............. not really a concern for 600 yds IMO.
I personally really like an AO or the newer Side Focus scopes. 10 years ago, there weren't hardly any
scopes over 9X that didn't have AO or SF, and I've really come to like them. I personally wouldn't be happy without one.