Leupold CDS

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by PaLuke, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. PaLuke

    PaLuke Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking of getting a Leupold VX3 4.5-14 CDS. My question is why don't they have a AO. I hope I looked at it right but I didn't see a adjustment. What are your opinions on this scope. Thank you for your replies. PaLuke
     
  2. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    you are correct it is not AO.
    I dont know anything about this scope but i have the the none CDS version and dont feel you need the AO
    I use the B&C reticle in my 300wsm and it works great out to 500 yards
    how far are you looking to shot with this scope?
    I believe the cds is limited to one turn of the dail.
     
  3. PaLuke

    PaLuke Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to put it on a Accumark in .300 weatherby. Do you have problems with it being blurry at say 100 yards on 14 power? I'll practice on groundhogs this summer and 1 turn should get me 650 to 700 yards with a 210 VLD. We're going for elk this fall if we get drawn for a controlled hunt in Idaho. I have a 4-16 Elite 4200 and I need to adjust the AO to keep it clear at different ranges. I was wonderind if it's the same with the VX3. Thanks for the reply. PaLuke
     
  4. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    Paluke
    I have no problem with it
    I have the 40mm scope I used this one to keep things compact I wanted this gun small compact and light to carry all day
    If I had to do it over again I would get the 50mm
    If you are really wooried about it get the longrange model and have the custom shop install the cds turret would cost about $60 more and you would have exactly what you want.lightbulb
    I really like leupold stuff.:)
    just my 2 cents
     
  5. DocGlenn

    DocGlenn Well-Known Member

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    retiredcpo,

    From what you said, Leupold can install the CDS turret on any VX3?

    It would be nice to get a VX3 with the B&C reticle and have them put a CDS turret on it. Would give you the best of both worlds! Thanks!
     
  6. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    yep you are correct if you are wondering what the leupold custom shop can do to scope visit the custom shops web page
    They did not have the cds when i did my 300 wsm
    Here is a pic of a VX3 i just got from them6.5x20x50 with the target turrets installed on it.
    this scope hase the varnit reticle in it
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  7. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    That is exactly what I HAVE ON ONE OF MY GUNS.Another is a 4-14x40 mildot,AO,CDS. cds is $90 installed, on B&C RETICLE I use the 200 zero and the last small hash mark is my aiming reverence for dial up