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Old 05-16-2014, 11:05 AM
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Re: Vortex or leupold?

We've replaced all our Leupold optics with Vortex, a co worker replaced a couple MK 4's with Vortex and is much happier!
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:05 PM
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Re: Vortex or leupold?

Right on for the info I guess now I'm just wondering if the eye relief will be enough with the vortex cuz it will be going on a weatherby 30-378.
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:29 PM
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Re: Vortex or leupold?

I used to only buy Leupold. I decided to try a Conquest that I was able to get for around the same price as a VX-3. I was amazed at how much better the glass compared to my VX-3.
After that incident, I decided to look at other optics. My next purchase will be a Vortex.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:18 PM
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Re: Vortex or leupold?

Not sure what member Tikkamike is talking about with eye relief. I have never had that issue with any Vortex. Maybe his eyes are different or something is set up wrong?

Anyone else have issues with Vortex eye relief? Cuz hearing that is a first for me...
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:47 PM
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Re: Vortex or leupold?

The Vortex eye box is definitely touchier IMO, I don't feel like I'm short on eye relief but I tend to shoot at lower powers so maybe say a 6-24 at the top end it may be shorter than I'm using now.
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:26 AM
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Re: Vortex or leupold?

I suppose the Vortex eye box is a little more fussy, but I think there's plenty of distance for relief to accommodate any large Magnum rifle.

If a person's head is moving 3.5"-4" to get smacked by the rear ocular, then they are not holding the rifle correctly for heavy recoil.

I will admit that my favorite eye box for a mid priced scope is probably the Nikon Monarch. Great low light glass too.

Got a new Zeiss HD5 5-25x50, but haven't shot with it or checked it in low light yet. I'm sure it will be outstanding.
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:08 AM
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Re: Vortex or leupold?

IIRC, some of the Vortex models only have 3.1"-3.3" of eye relief.
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