Meopta Optika6 3-18x50 SFP vs vx3 I 4.5x14x50mm

parkj5

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Looking for some comparisons to these two scopes. Trying to decide between the Meopta Optika6 3-18x50 SFP vs vx3 I 4.5x14x50mm 30.. Both with duplex retical covered turrets.
 

BEEMAN

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Tagging in. Looking for a scope to put on my 25-284. Interested in the Optica6.
 

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I looked thru an Optica6 and was very impressed with the glass, way better than anything at that price point for sure. I would have bought it but for the clunky BDC type reticle. If I find a thinner, non BDC reticle I will get one in the 3-18x
 

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Meopta, no contest. Check out the dichro reticle, pretty close to a duplex. Only down side is weight at close to 2lb
 

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I just bought the Meopta Optica6 4.5-27-50. The glass is very clear the clicks are audible. I needed a scope for my Christensen Ridgeline 280 Ackley. The glass is better than my old Leupold VXiii 4.5-14x40 mm 30mm tube with side parallax. The Meopta scope is a lead weight. Light weight hunting rifle and a brick of a scope, not a good lightweight scope. The scope weight is 2 pounds. The rifle weighs 9.8 pounds with Hawkins one piece rings base. Camera land, Amazon, and EuroOptic all have great prices.
Good luck
Jason
 

ripnbst

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Optika6 is probably the best glass at that price point currently on the market when you're talking new optics.
 

parkj5

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I just picked up a 3-18-56 SFP duplex on sport optics for 570 bucks man hard to beat that deal.
 

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Agree that if weight is not a consideration, the Optika6 is a great option.

The advertised weight is 30oz vs. the VX3i is 14.7oz ... that extra pound was a deal breaker for me.

The 4-20x50 Optika5 is advertised to be 23.3oz. I've been wondering how the glass compares between the O-6 and O-5 myself.
 

nksmfamjp

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Weight in an optic comes in 2 different ways....good glass and doodads. A fair amount of the Optika6’s weight is in glass, I believe...
 

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you can make a light weight scope with light weight glass and it still be good --that is unless you feel march scopes dont have good glass
 

nksmfamjp

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you can make a light weight scope with light weight glass and it still be good --that is unless you feel march scopes dont have good glass
March and Leupold are certainly interesting outliers in the riflescope weight race. Would love to know why...
 
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