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Old 05-28-2014, 09:50 AM
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Re: Vortex or leupold?

I have two vortex scopes, the Viper HS 4x16x44 and Viper 6x24x50 HS-T. The 4x16 scope is not bad and for the price I think it's a good deal. Got a smoking deal on the HS-T but at powers above 16, I can't focus it at ranges over 400 yards. The scope doesn't cloud in around the edges which is awesome compared to lower end high power scopes. Does anyone know if the VX-3's or VX-3L's have a similar issue since I hear they have about the same glass? I want a scope a I can see clearly with at the high end powers at all ranges. It's going to be hard to pick a coyote of the sage brush at 600 yards with a fuzzy scope.
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:10 PM
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Re: Vortex or leupold?

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I have two vortex scopes, the Viper HS 4x16x44 and Viper 6x24x50 HS-T. The 4x16 scope is not bad and for the price I think it's a good deal. Got a smoking deal on the HS-T but at powers above 16, I can't focus it at ranges over 400 yards. The scope doesn't cloud in around the edges which is awesome compared to lower end high power scopes. Does anyone know if the VX-3's or VX-3L's have a similar issue since I hear they have about the same glass? I want a scope a I can see clearly with at the high end powers at all ranges. It's going to be hard to pick a coyote of the sage brush at 600 yards with a fuzzy scope.
I've owned 2, Leupold VX3's in 8.5-25X50 and 1, in 6.5-20X50. There were no issues with clarity, or anything else for that matter. I only replaced them to get the zero stop feature that NightForce offers.
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:40 PM
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Re: Vortex or leupold?

+1 for Leupold, I own 2 of them a VX6 2-12x42 and a VX6 3-18x44 and would be hard pressed to trade them in on anything else.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:03 PM
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Re: Vortex or leupold?

Vortex PST, Vortex PST, Vortex PST, You simply cannot beat them for the money.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:42 PM
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Re: Vortex or leupold?

For a nice lightweight low profile hunting setup a Leupold VX-3 4.5-14x50 with the new MOA reticle would be a great option.
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