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Old 02-05-2011, 01:50 AM
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Re: leupold scope question??

wow ok that is good to know. thanks for the in depth explanation. So I think I am set then on the 4.5 14x40mm a/o with cds dials, and then its range time.

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Old 02-05-2011, 07:28 AM
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Re: leupold scope question??

one more thing to consider when looking at the scopes
is the internal adjustnent range
the VX7 only has 60 moa of travel
the VX3 has 125 moa
if you want a A/O scope get the 4.5x14x50 long range version and have a cds turret installed you will not regreet it.
with only 60 moa if you are zerod perfectly in the middle you only have 30 moa up to go
even wth the full 60 moa(which you wont have) you will run out around 700 depending on your load
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:48 AM
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wow ok that is good to know. thanks for the in depth explanation. So I think I am set then on the 4.5 14x40mm a/o with cds dials, and then its range time.

Thanks for all the info!!

Unless you are setting up an ultra-light rifle for mountain climbing, I would suggest the 50mm objective lens instead of the 40 mm you are looking at. The 50 mm objective lens will allow LOTS more light into the scope, allowing you to see clearly in dim morning or evening light. Although this only adds 40 minutes of hunting in most situations, these are often the most productive minutes of the day. Compare teh Leupold 4.5-14x50mm a/o with cds dials & I'll bet you agree.
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:54 AM
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Re: leupold scope question??

You will be very happy with the Leupy VXII 4.5x14x40 or 50. I have use two for years and just purchased a new one in mm. Plenty of adjustment, use a 10 or 15 MOA base if you want it a bit more centred at distance. I prefer to be able to dial down to 4X when approaching game, walking in or in the stand.

Not to steal your thread but why do the VX7s have so little adjustment in comparison? Anyone.
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Re: leupold scope question??

I'm not sure why the VX7 has so little adjustment, but am assuming it's due to the speed dial feature. The 34mm tube models of the VX7 have more adjustment range, but I didn't want that extra weight on this particular gun. Weight was also one of the reasons I didn't just use a NF to begin with.

I'll have to compensate for lack of adjustment on the long stuff by using the reticle for shots out to 500 or 600 yds, and then only dial a few more minutes for the futher stuff (using the bottom crosshair for aiming).

Adjustment range shouldn't be of any concern for 600 and under IMO, provided the scope is basically close to center when it's mounted. I had no problems dialing for 500-700 yd prarie dogs with a 220 Swift and an old VariX III 6.5-20X40 with 1" tube. I suppose others may have had issues, but I sure didn't.
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:30 PM
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Re: leupold scope question??

Thanks guys, ok so I am now looking at the 50mm instead of the 40. I was curious though with the cds will I be able to be good to go up to 300 yards without adjustment and then adjust up to 600 yards? I have a 300 win mag shooting 180 grain hornady ssts and dont plan on shooting big game that far unless I need to. I am real excited to practice at 500 and 600 yards though. Anyways is the 50mm the way to go instead of the 40? I will be hiking with this gun for deer and elk but dont mind the weight.

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Thanks guys, ok so I am now looking at the 50mm instead of the 40. I was curious though with the cds will I be able to be good to go up to 300 yards without adjustment and then adjust up to 600 yards? I have a 300 win mag shooting 180 grain hornady ssts and dont plan on shooting big game that far unless I need to. I am real excited to practice at 500 and 600 yards though. Anyways is the 50mm the way to go instead of the 40? I will be hiking with this gun for deer and elk but dont mind the weight.

Thanks
Absolutely, you can shoot out to 300 without dialing anything. I've shot out to 400/500 without dialing anything for many years now. Trick is, don't sight in dead on at 100. Instead, sight in to be a few inches high at 100 (or a couple inches high at 200) and therefore you'll usually be a few inches low at 300. For big game, you're holding on hair out to 400 that way even with a standard duplex crosshair.

If you're not concerned with weight and don't mind spending a little extra money, the LR 50mm with 30 mm tube will do everything you want and more for a long long time. No need to go VX7 unless you just really want to.
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