Leupold Mark 4

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Hicks, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Hicks

    Hicks Well-Known Member

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    For those who have one, what do you like about it, what don't you like? I'm considering that as an option, 6.5 -20 with the M1 turrets, for a buil.. I also am considering a Zeiss 6.5 - 20. I have both brands, but not those particular models. For me, growing up, Leupold was what I always dreamed about. I have two 6.5 - 20 vari-x III and love them. Thoughts?

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  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I have nothing but praise for the Mark 4 .It has all the features I like at a price I can afford

    And they appear to be very tough. (I have a 4,5x14x50 on my 50 BMG, a 6,5x20x50 on my
    338 and a 8x25x50 on a 7mm Ultra Mag and they all perform flawlessly.

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  3. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

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    +1 I also have the leupold mark 4 6.5-20 50mm on a 300 win mag and I feel that for the money that is the best scope. I is clear, bright optics, it has the TMR reticle illuminated. I have compared it side by side to a Zeiss conquest and prefer the leupold.
     
  4. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    The Zeiss clearly has better glass.I would also trust the adjustments more so on the Zeiss. I would get the zeiss 6.5-20x50.
     
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  5. 270 lefty

    270 lefty Well-Known Member

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    I have the VXIII with the M1 turret mainly liked the fine duplex retical for my long shots I have been told the VXIII has more adjustment not sure.
    I know it is a cheaper scope in the leapold line but it has been flawless for me.
     
  6. dieselgeek

    dieselgeek Well-Known Member

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    I have a Mark 4 LR/T w/ M3 turrets, I really like the reticle , the crosshairs seen very fine, and the glass is very clear. I've had NO problems w/ returning to zero. Last time out I shot at 100 for a while, them moved over to 400, then back to 100. I noticed no change in my zero.
     
  7. WV Sendero

    WV Sendero Well-Known Member

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    I actually have both scopes, the Conquest is a 6.5-20x50 and the Mark 4 a 8.5-25x50. I am very happy with both and I don't think you could go wrong with either. I like the looks, turrets, and the TMR reticle of the M4 better than the Zeiss. The Ziess is a mil-dot reticle. The Zeiss may be brighter but only slightly, not as much difference in my opinion as others have indicated. Don't take this as I don't like the Zeiss because I love it too, there are just a few features I like on the Leupold better. The M4 does seem to feel a little tougher, whether it is or not I don't know. I highly doubt you would ever have a problem with either or would you make a shot with one you wouldn't with the other. So basically get the one you get the best deal on and you'll be happy.
     
  8. The Duke007

    The Duke007 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone ever come across with tracking problems with the mark 4?
     
  9. Toomanytracks

    Toomanytracks Well-Known Member

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    No problems with the mark 4. I think the dials for ziess are the opposite directions.
     
  10. The Duke007

    The Duke007 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
     
  11. jlamb

    jlamb Well-Known Member

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    I just put a 6.5-20 with M1 turrets on my .338 Lapua. I wouldn't condider anything but a Leupold now. I am going to buy an 8.5-25 on my .308 tacticle setup next.
     
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    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Mark 4 4.5-14X50mm M1 Turrets. I really like the scope. I think that the glass is great, the adjustments have been good to me out to 1k and they are tough. I dont have any experience with the Ziess. I think the only other thing i would get over the Mark 4 is the nightforce but it is more $$$.
     
  13. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    My mil/mil version, ffp, was as much as a NF. I bought it because it was 10 oz. lighter, if weight was closer probably went NF. I really like the small space at cross hair, I can aim at bullet holes
     
  14. Matt27

    Matt27 Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up an 8.5-25 and not to fond of the eye relief. Might be getting rid of it. Maybe just more time behind it. Only Mounted it and got 10 shots threw it.