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Old 09-17-2011, 03:33 PM
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Leupold VX-3 CDS Scope Vs. Quigley Ford Scope Review

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Each year I have the pleasure to test and evaluate a lot of different rifles and scopes. The scope industry is changing every day and not always for the best. These two particular scopes caught my eye. They are not exactly alike but they do fill a need in the long range shooting/hunting world. Not everyone wants to shoot a deer at 1500 yards or partake in F Class matches. Neither is everyone a reloader. There are a lot of folks that use the same rifle and factory ammunition each year or if they reload, they use their own pet load. Fewer shooters want to have to do all the calculations and adjustments needed to make extremely long shots. They just want a good scope that they can use if or when they have a chance to shoot past their comfort zone for the old 3x9 scope.
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Re: Leupold VX-3 CDS Scope Vs. Quigley Ford Scope Review

Could you give us the specifics of the Leupold? Mag range, is it a LR model w/ side focus? Thanks for the review!

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Re: Leupold VX-3 CDS Scope Vs. Quigley Ford Scope Review

It is a VX-3 4.5-14x40 LR. It does have side focus. I plan on using it this fall for hunting. Leupold can put their CDS system on most of their models.
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Re: Leupold VX-3 CDS Scope Vs. Quigley Ford Scope Review

Hi there my two cents worth-
I have a cds on a vari 3 1-5 leupold over an 18 inch barrelled Sako L579 in .308 cal.
Could not be happier with its performance I can fault nothing so far except the time it took for Leupold to get it right! I ended up with three extra dials for free because they kept getting the details wrong- think some of those technicians are on drugs.
I have it configured in meters and have shot out to 500 so far on targets with great accuracy. Longest shot on game is 307 meters on a lone chamois buck. [I live in New Zealand]
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Re: Leupold VX-3 CDS Scope Vs. Quigley Ford Scope Review

Sounds like a handy little rifle.
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Sounds like a handy little rifle.
Yeah I have just put a picatinny rail on it and with weaver mounts it comes to 7lbs 2ozs it can be viewed on the NEWS section of www.freerangehunternz.com Cheers
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Re: Leupold VX-3 CDS Scope Vs. Quigley Ford Scope Review

Leupold can also do a balistic dial for scopes you already have if they have target turets. I just ordered one and I will let you know what I think when I get it.

Its a 6.5x20x50 LR 30mm tube and side focus.
Its on top of a custom 300 Ultra Mag

My best groups where with a light powder charge. My average Vel. was 3023 so the dial will only go out to around 800 yds.
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