scope comparison

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by cohunt, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. cohunt

    cohunt Well-Known Member

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    trying to compare 3 scopes-- if you have one please tell me what you think of yours--if you have 2 or more please compare the differences..thanks in advance

    purpose is for hunting from close brush to 600 yards with a lighter weight 7 rem mag and target practice out to 1000

    SIG Whiskey5 3-15x44 Illuminated MOA milling hunter, has illuminated reticle, HD glass, zero stop, digital level indicator, weighs 25 ounces -

    LEUPOLD VX5-HD 3-15x44 Impact 29 non-lighted reticle, HD glass, weighs 19 oz--

    LEUPOLD VX6-HD 3-18x50, T-MOA illuminated reticle, HD glass, digital level indicator, weighs 20.4 oz--

    I like the lighter weight of the leupy's but the extra 5-6 oz of the sig wouldnt hurt me too bad if its that much better

    Like the extra magnification and objective diameter of the vx6, but is it worth the extra coin

    I think the leupys come with the alumi flip caps

    there is also the whiskey5 3-15x52 at 27 ounces, same as the 3-15x44 other than the larger objective-
     
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  2. Brightwhite

    Brightwhite Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn’t touch that Sig with a 10’ pole. I had one for one range session and then returned mine to optics planet after thinking about just throwing it away. Worst zero stop system I’ve ever fiddled with and the glass will leave you wishing for so much more.
     
  3. cohunt

    cohunt Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, lrh mag did a review of one and he (fraser winskill) liked the glass, zero stop and tracking....that's one of the reasons I was considering one.
     
  4. Brightwhite

    Brightwhite Well-Known Member

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    Yep, and I bought one based on some very positive feedback and on paper it fit what I wanted. But all I can do is speak from my experience, I wont touch one ever again.
     
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  5. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    I like the Leupold VX6's, haven't seen the VX5, also haven't seen any online for $760.
     
  6. Huntsmitherz

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    +1 for VX6’s.
     
  7. An Idahoan

    An Idahoan Well-Known Member

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    This post is exactly why there is room for something in the hunting world like what www.dpreview.com is to the photography world. More precise measuring is in order.
     
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    I have 4 of the vx-6 non hd scopes 3x18x50 sf 30mm so far I’m really happy with them . I also bought them on sale for 849.00 I feel like I got a pretty nice bargain . I’ve read the hd version s have upgraded improvements . Good luck
     
  9. cohunt

    cohunt Well-Known Member

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    You are shopping at the wrong place theno_O, all of those prices come from the same place online, I can get the vx5hd duplex for a killer deal but I don't care for the reticle.
     
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  10. TC338

    TC338 Well-Known Member

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    Would you mind sharing a link? Those are the best prices I have seen on any of those optics.
     
  11. cohunt

    cohunt Well-Known Member

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    PM sent, I think many guys here may know where I shop- I found it here on the forums.
     
  12. TC338

    TC338 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
     
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  13. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Can I also get the link please ...

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    Got it, thank you Sir!

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  14. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Not the first time, apologies if it came across as critical. Thanks for sharing it with others interested.