leupold vx5hd wind plx fire dot

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Sika Slayer, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. Sika Slayer

    Sika Slayer Well-Known Member

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    I know that Leupold vx5 do not come with the wind plx dot as a choice, will their custom shop fit one for you if you request it ?
     
  2. OUT4DUX

    OUT4DUX New Member

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    I was recently checking out the exact same idea, from my discussions with a local shop I was told you could do a reticle swap for around $140-$170 through Leupold.
     
  3. cohunt

    cohunt Well-Known Member

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    Is it worth it? You'll pay full retail price plus the custom shop upgrade for it through leupold for that price you can buy a vx6-hd
     
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  4. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Is this the "fire dot reticle" that's been all the rage?
    Can the fire dot be turned off, or does it always glow?
     
  5. Hand Skills

    Hand Skills Well-Known Member

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    It can be turned off. If left on it turns itself off after a period, and a motion sensor in the scope turns it on when the scope moves.

    I don't use the dot much, but it's pretty nifty - I leave it set really low, in the daylight I don't even notice it, but when it gets dark I can see an aimpoint when the crosshairs have disappeared.

    If this is the combo you need, make sure you get the firedot ret and upgrade to the windplex. Im not sure the reverse is possible.
     
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  6. TC338

    TC338 Well-Known Member

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    I saw a vx-5hd in a cabelas add today with the FireDot windplex reticle.
    3-15x44. $899
     
  7. Sika Slayer

    Sika Slayer Well-Known Member

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    Can you pleases post the link as I could not find it, but I did see they have a duplex illuminated.
     
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    TC338 Well-Known Member

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    It was in a paper add, I’ll see if I can find it again today
     
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    TC338 Well-Known Member

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    Here’s the add
     

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  10. cohunt

    cohunt Well-Known Member

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    That's a misprint in the paper add , cabelas website (and leupold) have no such "standard" stocked beast
     
  11. Hand Skills

    Hand Skills Well-Known Member

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    Love the analog links though.:D
     
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  12. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Just beginning some research on the Leupold scopes. Leupold's website states none of the VX-6HD scopes are currently available with the FireDot Wind-Plex reticle. What am I missing? I see a FireDot Duplex is available, and lots of other FireDot options... Very few with Wind-Plex.

    https://www.leupold.com/reticles/reticle-firedot-wind-plex-147
     
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  13. Hand Skills

    Hand Skills Well-Known Member

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    Thus buying a scope with the fire dot, and having Leupold add the windplex for a surcharge.

    Given the illuminated options (TMOA, Impact) on the VX6HD, I think this 'mod' only makes sense on a VX5HD
     
  14. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Now I follow...
    Gotcha!
    Thanks.
     
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