Leupold M1 vs M3 knobs on Mark IV

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by 500grains, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. 500grains

    500grains Guest

    I have heard some passing comment on the M3 knobs being more desirable than M1 knobs on a Leupold Mark IV tactical scope. Can someone give me an explanation why? Thanks!

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  2. Willys46

    Willys46 Well-Known Member

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    I preferr the M1 due to the adjustments. M1's are 1/4moa elevation and M3's are 1/2 moa windage and 1 moa elevation.

    I would rather have 1/4 moa personaly. take 800 yards 2 inch adjustment or 8 inches per click?
    M2's are 1/2 moa on both the wind and elevation with the low profile of the M3's

    I will say the lower profile of the M3 would be nice.

    Willys46
     

  3. 500grains

    500grains Guest

    Thanks!
     
  4. CS T

    CS T Official LRH Sponsor

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    The M3 are more desirable if you want to get from 100yds to 1k really fast, counter sniping, and in some aspect hunting. If you were not interested in getting a pinpoint accuracy but more so a hit with in MOA then the M3 would be a good way to go.

    I use an M3 on a lightweight setup.

    Mike @ CSGW