Leupold iphy or moa?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by timeless61, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. timeless61

    timeless61 Well-Known Member

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    I have read conflicting information regarding whether Leupold scopes are iphy or moa? I have a mark 4 6-20 and a vari-x 3 6-20 are they both the same, iphy or moa? OR which is which?
     
  2. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    Leupold somewhat confuses the issue. They say on their site 1 MOA = 1" at 100 yards. So they say their scopes are 1/4 MOA, but that's technically inaccurate because they're not using real MOA. So they're actually 1/4 IPHY, but they call it 1/4 MOA.
     

  3. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't agree more that Leupold confuses their lineup. They dilute their own market with nearly infinite versions of the same lineup! Even they can no longer keep track of what's what when..

    But you cannot assume they are IPHY due to descriptive generalizations.. Nightforce also mixes inches with MOA, very similar to described:
    "Any size target can be easily ranged using a simple formula:
    (target size in inches ÷ M.O.A. x 100 = range in yards)"
    From their reticle brochure(several places);
    http://www.nightforceoptics.com/LIBRARY/Nightforce_Reticle_Manual.pdf

    I can tell you that Mk4s are definately MOA, and not IPHY. I have tested the heck out of 3 of mine.
    And given a choice, I would actually choose IPHY over anything else. It's the highest resolution.
     
  4. timeless61

    timeless61 Well-Known Member

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    okay, I have a mark 4 so that is true moa, and a vari x 3 long range, anyone know which that is? that one is actually the one thats more important for me to know, i should probably switch the scopes on the guns, but have been sort of lazy.
     
  5. CS T

    CS T Official LRH Sponsor

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    As far as I know Leupold are 1/4moa or 1.047” at 100yds.

    Mike @ CS TACTICAL.com
    CS Gunworks is now CS TACTICAL.com
     
  6. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    Had a M1 turret put on a VX111 3.5-10 and was told by a Leopold tech that the adjustment is 1/4MOA ….1.047@100yrds