Leupold VX-3 8.5-25x50 scope opinions?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by WEATHERBY460, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    It is $960, 30mm, is it a good scope for the moeny? I need it for my 243 to shoot 500 yards at paper.....please share opinions.
     

  2. lnelson

    lnelson New Member

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    i have one with vh crosshair. i have shot it out to 600 yds. it tracks great. i think you'll like it.
     

  3. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    You can get an S111 Sightron 8-32 for 200 less. a better scope for less money.
     
  4. dig

    dig Well-Known Member

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    This is a great scope, more than enough for your needs. It amazes me how many people whine about Leupold's. Why the hate? The glass is very good, they track very well, the parallax and focus is great, they are well made and the customer service and warranty is probably the best I have personally dealt with. You will at some point send it in for mods or repairs. I have S&B's, Zeiss high and mid end, Kahles and Burris, other than the glass quality of the S&B which is slightly better I give up nothing with my American made and serviced VXIII's and Mark 4's. Buy it use it, be happy. The company is one of the oldest makers in America for a reason!
     
  5. Damol

    Damol Well-Known Member

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    Dig- Thank you I could not have said it as well, I have put Leupolds on the last four rifles I bought, some folks thank of them as second class optics but I like em. :)
     
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    dig Well-Known Member

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    Agree, I and I think of most of the "New Brands" croping up as second class. They may have a few new Bells and Whistles but the quality of glass is just not there. We will see how long they stay in business. How many have come and gone in my 14 years hunting, many.
     
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    Gene Well-Known Member

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  8. coyotezapper

    coyotezapper Well-Known Member

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    The VX3 LR scopes are "the best" scopes for the money. I replace the elevation turret with a Kenton Industries 3 Tier MOA turret and am perfectly happy with them. And yes I do own other scopes - NF.
     
  9. LRHWAL

    LRHWAL Well-Known Member

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    I agree that the VX3 is just OK - I have a 3.5-10x40. I have other scopes too and older Leupolds (VXII) that had better glass.

    Dig, the VXIII and VX3 are not the same, although the one replaced the other. I had better glass in the older model that I have.

    Not knocking them as I own five Leupolds, just saying. My VX3 is very much at home on a lightweight 308 and tracking seems good. It's light and trim for the magnification, but clarity is lacking.

    Leupold has awesome customer service - that I will second.
     
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  10. LRHWAL

    LRHWAL Well-Known Member

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    doulbe post.
     
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