New Leupold Scope - LPS or Vari XIII

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by magnum, May 13, 2004.

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  1. magnum

    magnum Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    I am considering a new scope for my custom M98 308 Norma Magnum for long range shooting (both competition and hunting). I am a Leupold fan and have been so since I got my first high quality scope (a Leupold) more than 20 years ago. All my current scopes are Leupolds.

    I am considering the LPS series in 3.5-14X50 but the new Vari X IIIs (4.5-14X50LR) in 30mm tube look pretty good and I really like the look of the Boone & Crockett Big Game reticle for hunting, long range and wind estimation, etc.

    I'm in Australia and the LPS, I guess, is considerably more expensive than the Vari X IIIs and there would need to be a significant advantage to spend the extra money if the latter are as good as they sound.

    Any advice on the choice between to two?


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  2. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    VX-III 4.5-14X50LR B&C.

    Brunos Shooter Supply is where I'd look at them too.
  3. chris matthews

    chris matthews Well-Known Member

    May 14, 2001
    I agree with Brent- go with the VX III, too many problems with the LPS.
  4. magnum

    magnum Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    I think I need to clarify that this is not a specialist long range outfit I'm talking about here. The rifle is normal weight for the calibre about 9-10 lbs and will be used for all hunting. Thus the 3.5-14 (or 4.5-14)power range. Enough to reach out for the long shots but also small enough for the close shots that might be taken off hand.

    Advice please bteween LPS 3.5-14 and Vari XIII 4.5-14.

  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Either way, long range or not. Go with a VX-III in whatever power or range you need. Don't waste the $$ on the LPS.

    A 3.5x10 is the most popular of all their powers FWIW.

    If you want to spend go with a leupold M-1.
    I have a 3.5x10x40 and love it. You can shoot 10 yards or 500 yards.

    Good Luck