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#6079216 - 12/11/15 07:36 PM What brand scope is next up from Leupold?
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And also is the VX3 brighter and clearer than the VX2, or does it just have extra bells and whistles?
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#6079341 - 12/11/15 09:00 PM Re: What brand scope is next up from Leupold? [Re: postoak]
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The glass in the VX-3 is much better than the VX-1. The VX-1 is about the same as the old Vari-X II, and it was a pretty damned good scope.
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#6079440 - 12/11/15 09:57 PM Re: What brand scope is next up from Leupold? [Re: postoak]
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Sorry, I meant the VX2 NOT the VX1. I paid $275 for my VX2 3-9x40 and was wondering if I go with a VX3 3.5-10x40 ($500) or a VX3 4.5-14x40 ($545) if I'm getting a scope with more clarity and/or brightness, and also what would be a step up from them.
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#6079585 - 12/12/15 05:07 AM Re: What brand scope is next up from Leupold? [Re: postoak]
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Trijicon and Meopta would be worth a look.

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#6079735 - 12/12/15 08:42 AM Re: What brand scope is next up from Leupold? [Re: postoak]
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I have a VX2 and several VX3's. I was never impressed with the VX2 glass, but think the VX3 glass is excellent. Also, I rate the VX3 glass above the Vortex Viper PST glass, which is better than the VX2 glass.

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#6079760 - 12/12/15 09:16 AM Re: What brand scope is next up from Leupold? [Re: 603Country]
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Originally Posted By: 603Country
I have a VX2 and several VX3's. I was never impressed with the VX2 glass, but think the VX3 glass is excellent. Also, I rate the VX3 glass above the Vortex Viper PST glass, which is better than the VX2 glass.


This is good to hear, as I really want to go with the VX3.
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#6079922 - 12/12/15 11:44 AM Re: What brand scope is next up from Leupold? [Re: postoak]
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Originally Posted By: postoak
Sorry, I meant the VX2 NOT the VX1. I paid $275 for my VX2 3-9x40 and was wondering if I go with a VX3 3.5-10x40 ($500) or a VX3 4.5-14x40 ($545) if I'm getting a scope with more clarity and/or brightness, and also what would be a step up from them.


I think there is a $100 rebate on the VX3 right now, and next Saturday Camera Land is having a 15% off sale and no sales tax. Just FYI
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#6081081 - 12/13/15 09:19 AM Re: What brand scope is next up from Leupold? [Re: postoak]
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Thanks, I saw that $100 rebate while trolling Optics Planet -- but I am not ready to buy anything yet.
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#6083813 - 12/14/15 04:39 PM Re: What brand scope is next up from Leupold? [Re: postoak]
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There is a big step up from the VX-1 to the VX-2 in glass quality, not a huge amount when going from a VX-2 to a VX-3. Then there is a large jump from the VX-3 to the VX-6. The VX-R glass is between the VX-2 and VX-3.

I have a VX-2, VX-R and VX-3. Can't tell much of a difference under normal light but can under low light and very bright light. My view comes from owning them, selling them where I work and speaking by phone with Leupold every couple of months. YMMV.

In the price range I can afford I prefer Meopta over the VX-3.
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#6083843 - 12/14/15 04:51 PM Re: What brand scope is next up from Leupold? [Re: postoak]
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Which Meopta is equivalent?
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#6084180 - 12/14/15 07:47 PM Re: What brand scope is next up from Leupold? [Re: postoak]
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Meopro - VX-3
Meostar - VX-6
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