New VX-6 Thoughts???

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by rtsj, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. rtsj

    rtsj Well-Known Member

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    Curious what you fellas thought of the new VX-6 3-18x44 and 50mm? Anyone get to look at one yet?


    Thanks Roy
     
  2. mbundy

    mbundy Well-Known Member

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    Saw them at the SCI show last week. Nice scope. It's a Leupold. No parallax adjustment which, I believe, makes it unsuitable for long range work unless your gun handling and sight picture skills are exceptional. I preferred the new Zeiss 5-25, but it also lacks parallax adjustment...

    Mike
     

  3. mike adams

    mike adams Member

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    I'll let you know; ordered one Saturday. I am putting it on my .300 Win Mag A-bolt.
     
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    42769vette Well-Known Member

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    I think somone wasnt using their head when they made a 18x scope with no parralax adjustment
     
  5. rtsj

    rtsj Well-Known Member

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    According to SWFA's website the 3-18' s have a side focus.


    Roy
     
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    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Franklin Well-Known Member

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    Here's a little info.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3KZ0BbhtNM]SHOT Show 2013: Leupold VX6 - YouTube[/ame]
     
  8. rtsj

    rtsj Well-Known Member

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    Outlaw. U are wrong about the VX-6. The 3-18x44 and 50 mm models DO have a side focus knob. The 2-12 does not. Spoke with tech support a couple weeks ago and just now to confirm that there is indeed a parallax adjustment.


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  9. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    rtsj,

    You're right, I had to search pretty hard but I did find the 3-18 VX-6. They do have a side focus (all that and more for only $1200). My original post was based on the information posted on Leupolds website where the 2-12 was the highest magnification listed.

    my mistake,


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  10. rtsj

    rtsj Well-Known Member

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    Outlaw... no problem fella. It looks like a pretty sweet scope. I plan on running the CDS dials on both windage as well as elevation. The windage is set up in 10 mph increments with i believe 8 moa both ways.


    Roy
     
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    8andbait Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure the zeiss 5-25 has parallex adjustment. Were you perhaps looking for Adjustable Objective?
    Didn't want you to count it out thinking there was no parallex.

    Gary
     
  12. Byrnesy

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    Gidday fellas.

    My brother has the VX6 in 2-12 and it is very nice to look through. The only opportunity I have had to compare it with anything is side by side with a Vortex Mountain Recon 20X spotter and I could clearly make out more fine detail with the VX6 on 12 than than the Recon on 20.
     
  13. ArizonaWildernessHunter

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    Wonder if they will make an illuminated varmint hunters FFP reticle for this scope along with CDS dials? A 3-18 would be perfect for hunting coyotes almost anywhere.
     
  14. mike adams

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    The one I ordered has an illuminated red dot in the duplex. It shipped today:D!