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

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  1. ADMIN

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    This is a thread for discussion of the article, Leupold VX-3 CDS Scope Vs. Quigley Ford Scope Review, By John Johnston. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.
     
  2. DocGlenn

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

    Glenn
     

  3. olsingleshot

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    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.
     
  4. tripletwoee

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    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]
    Cheers
     
  5. olsingleshot

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    Sounds like a handy little rifle.
     
  6. tripletwoee

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    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
     
  7. JDS

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    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.
     
  8. olsingleshot

    olsingleshot Well-Known Member

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    Please keep us informed about that new turret. Leupold can do a lot for the shooters with their scopes, you just have to ask.
     
  9. JDS

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    I just got off the phone with Leupold. I had failed to tell them that the Bat action I have has a 20 min. rail built into it. chuck said that will let me get out to around 1500 yds. Looks like I will need a better range finder now.
     
  10. tripletwoee

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    It just so happens I have the very scope with target turrets on a .243 heavy barreled Remington with varmint reticle in yards. I would like the ballistic turrets to be configured in meters. What is the estimated turn around time for the dials and price if you know [I know all about the estimated time though. Do they need to have your scope to do this???
    Cheers
     
  11. JDS

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    I would think they could do it in meters, They told me 2 to 3 weeks, and they dont need the scope just your balistic information.

    Im a lot closer then you are if there is anything I can help with let me know.
     
  12. tripletwoee

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    Well I would be interested depending on price. Would you be able to order it for me?
     
  13. JDS

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    My price was $65 shipped. Im not sure what it would be to your location. I would be happy to do as much as I can but I dont know how I could order it for you. Send me a PM. I will call them tomorrow and see what they say about doing it in meters and shipping to you.
     
  14. JDS

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    I just got off the phone with the fine people at Leupold. They make these in yds. and meters. Looks like it will be an extra $20 or so to get it over the pond.