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#6262054 - 04/15/16 07:23 PM Leupold VX-3i for AR (Need Input)
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Registered: 04/26/10
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Loc: Dallas / Fort Worth Area
20 Bull Barrel .223 AR
Using it for varmints.

I can get one of these for $430.00 delivered.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/1362253...al-system-matte

I like the idea of it being a Leupold, but I have also heard they are having some things manufactured in China.

I'm also interested in the 6 x 18 for a 308 AR
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/667474/...objective-matte

Care to give any Apples -to- Apples input?

Thanks.

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#6262069 - 04/15/16 07:37 PM Re: Leupold VX-3i for AR (Need Input) [Re: dredd]
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I won't buy a scope with more than 10 power, that does have a parallax adjustment. I'd either pay the extra for side focus or go with the 3.5-10×40
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#6262075 - 04/15/16 07:42 PM Re: Leupold VX-3i for AR (Need Input) [Re: dredd]
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I didn't think about the parallax.
Thanks!
That is great advise.

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#6262154 - 04/15/16 08:33 PM Re: Leupold VX-3i for AR (Need Input) [Re: dredd]
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You might consider one of these,

SWFA SS sale



SWFA is currently discounting some of their SS scopes. Prices good through the weekend.

All 3-15X42s $500 for the SFP and $560 for the FFP
3-9X42 HD model for $500
10x42 HD for $700

http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-C187.aspx
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#6262180 - 04/15/16 08:49 PM Re: Leupold VX-3i for AR (Need Input) [Re: dredd]
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Nice!

I was looking awhile back at the SWFA stuff.
I didn't know they were on sale.

I already have a couple of their optics and have NO complaints.

I appreciate the heads-up!

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#6262405 - 04/16/16 05:13 AM Re: Leupold VX-3i for AR (Need Input) [Re: dredd]
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No Leupold scopes are made in China. Blows me away the stuff you hear. I don't like that big of a scope on an AR-15. Biggest VX-3i I'd go on an AR is 2.5-8x36, but that is me.
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#6263117 - 04/16/16 07:00 PM Re: Leupold VX-3i for AR (Need Input) [Re: dredd]
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Please define varmints

Does that mean predators, prairie dogs , or night?

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#6263355 - 04/16/16 09:56 PM Re: Leupold VX-3i for AR (Need Input) [Re: dredd]
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Varmints:
Coons, Skunks & Coyotes for the most part.
80% of the shots have been at 125/yards +/-

I have been running this rig for about 10 years with a 1980 model Bushnell 3x9.(Been a great optic)
It pretty much stays at 6x

Now that I have a 'Can, I want something with an elevation knob I can twist on.
I also have an area now I can get to 500/yards with.

I do have much better hardware for killing at 500 but I would also like to tinker with the 223 at that range.

As for Chinese Leupolds, I was curious since I have seen first had that they are having Binos made there.
A buddy got a set of Binos for xmas a couple of years ago and showed me the box. Made In China.

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#6267818 - 04/20/16 01:48 AM Re: Leupold VX-3i for AR (Need Input) [Re: dredd]
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Binoculars yes, scopes no.
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