Leupold vx III vs mark 4

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by biggunfamily, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. biggunfamily

    biggunfamily New Member

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    I am looking to buy a new scope for long range shooting. I need to know if there is a differance internally with the var x 3 30mm tube vs the mark 4 tactial

    thanks for the help
     
  2. locotrician

    locotrician Banned

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    I have both of these scopes i much prefer the mark 4 but thats mostly due to the turrets , most say that there is no difference in the internal just the turrets are different and i dont know if there is or not for sure but the mark 4 clicks feel more positive and they take a little more effort to turn which i like, as for the glass i am not really a fan of leupy glass i buy them for the warranty and repeatable clicks, i have elite scopes that are noticably clearer than the leupys and they happen to track as well....im getting off topic here.......buy the mark 4
     

  3. Moman

    Moman Well-Known Member

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    I have heard that the Mark 4 is a stronger scope but I would call Leupold and ask one of their techs. I have called them several times and it has always been fairly easy to get a hold of someone. It looks like they have made several improvements to the VX-III line.
     
  4. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    Internally there is a difference. The 4's have a dual spring erector system compaired to the single spring of the 3's.
     
  5. steadyrest1

    steadyrest1 Active Member

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    According to leupolds 2009 catalog the VX-3's in 2009 went to 2 springs as well.
     
  6. rem40xb1

    rem40xb1 Well-Known Member

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    I have both and I like the Mark 4 better. Seems to be clearer then my VX3 scope's Ross
     
  7. ForneyRider

    ForneyRider Well-Known Member

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    British F t/r champ used a 8-25x VX-III to win. He also used a Choate stock.

    His rig is covered in article on http://[URL="http://www.6mmbr.com"]www.6mmbr.com[/URL]