IF 3-4 ounces heavier isn't gonna break the deal, the VX5HD 3-15x44 model Leupold is the way to go. I own 3 with different reticles. These are without a doubt one of Leupolds best glass scopes. It's very light at 19 oz on my scale. Very close to the VX3 in magnification and only less than 4 ounces heavier. I know weight means alot but I think this optic is worth the extra few ounces.I'm building a light weight 5 1/2 pound rifle and wondering what the best scope is that weighs no more than a pound. It doesn't make any sense to me to spend more money to go light only to put a heavy scope on it. I'm looking at a Leupold
VX3i 4-14 30mm tube with a windplex but if there is something better out there that isn't over a pound I'm interested. I don't shoot over 800 yards.
I believe tbey willUp until today I would say the same thing. My old gold ring with the parallax adjustment on the objective VX3 4.5-14 crapped out on my today. Rifle and loads that normally shoot .5 or better were all over the place. The only explanation is that it’s not holding zero anymore. The mounts are all torqued to spec and it feels solid. It‘s seen some abuse, I wonder if they will fix it.
I went thru the same dilemma, I wanted to dial elevation, best I have found is the 2.5-10 Nightforce compact. Is 20 oz, not the lightest option, but I will sacrifice the 4oz for the confidence it brings. Interested in what others think on this, I am always looking for light weight options.