As usual the OP lists two scopes to compare and here come the other brand recommendations. Claiming you’re going to drag your rifle behind a truck for half a mile and still hold zero is a bold claim. I have three NXS and with as good as they are dare I say nothing is surviving a drag down the road as they have lost zero when the rifle came loose in the trunk of my patrol car. So there goes that idea.
Several of my friends are due hard Zeiss fans and due to my occupation I have been steering more towards leupolds as of late. I can tell you for a purely long range shooting optic there are probably better options out there than the Vx6. But between the Vx6 and v4 I don’t see much of a comparison. Price wise if you wanted to level then playing field it would be Vx5 vs v5 and in that case I still lean towards the vx5. Glass that’s out of its price range, very light weight design, and the tracking has never been a problem for me in (5) vx5 and (3) vx6 respectably. I’ve killed deer with them between 3 and 1118 yards and shot steel further than that. For a hunting optic to my taste the vx6 hd is just about perfect.
The Zeiss reticles are much thicker than the leupy’s. I’m not knocking them as I run vx6’s and V6’s and shoot them the same amount.Glad you asked. I’ve always been a Leupold fan but theyve changed their standard reticle and it’s MUCH too thick. I like the glass but, at this point I’d do Zeiss or, as my first choice, Nightforce.
And I won’t buy Leupold again either. They think they’re in the same class as Zeus and Nightforce by allowing only certain people to sell them. Needless to say, they aren’t even close! In your budget I’d have to look really hard at the Nightforce SHV series.I’ve had 3 of the zeiss. Great glass but only one of the 3 had turrets that worked correctly. I’ve had 4 leupolds. A vx3, VX6HD, and a current fii 4x28 on a 454 Casull, and a vxfreedom I put on a grandsons rifle. It was the best and only reliable one. I must have a leupold curse or something. I’ll not be using leupold again. Of the two brands I would go with the zeiss. If it were me I would go with a used Nightforce or one of their SHV line in keeping with your budget.
What do you mean only certain people can sell them?And I won’t buy Leupold again either. They think they’re in the same class as Zeus and Nightforce by allowing only certain people to sell them. Needless to say, they aren’t even close! In your budget I’d have to look really hard at the Nightforce SHV series.
The V4 does have a zero stop...one of the bestI have both scopes. I have the Leupold on 6.5 Creed and the Zeiss on 6.5 Grendel (AR). I like them both I think the glass on the Leupold is clearer to me I prefer the turret on the zeiss. I dont think you would be horribly wrong going either way. My suggestion go somewhere where you can compare them side by side and chose.
I wish Zeiss had larger turrets and a zero stop. I was buying nothing but zeiss scopes for years then on a whim I bought the leupold and i am happy with it.
Whoops you are correct. I have 13 Zeiss scopes all the way back to a early 80's 3X9. I was mistaken, I must of been thinking of my older scopes. I saw your post and went and grabbed my AR with the 4-16 on it to confirm. I do wish the turrets were larger diameter tho.The V4 does have a zero stop...one of the best