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#6456659 - 09/17/16 08:47 PM Leupold 3-9x40 VX-R Patrol question
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Looking for a 3-9x40 with .1 MIL turrets and lighted reticle and this scope seems to have exactly what I need. I'm just wondering if anyone else has one and what your likes and dislikes are.
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#6456853 - 09/18/16 12:56 AM Re: Leupold 3-9x40 VX-R Patrol question [Re: SapperTitan]
booradley Offline
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I've got a 2-7x33 and like it.
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#6457477 - 09/18/16 03:27 PM Re: Leupold 3-9x40 VX-R Patrol question [Re: SapperTitan]
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I think I want a vrx for my 6:8

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#6457873 - 09/18/16 08:33 PM Re: Leupold 3-9x40 VX-R Patrol question [Re: SapperTitan]
cheetah577 Offline
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I have one on my 6.8SPC. It is a good scope for the price. I have a LaRue mount to go along with the scope. What gun are you putting it on? 2-7x33 might be a better choice.
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#6457905 - 09/18/16 08:54 PM Re: Leupold 3-9x40 VX-R Patrol question [Re: cheetah577]
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: cheetah577
I have one on my 6.8SPC. It is a good scope for the price. I have a LaRue mount to go along with the scope. What gun are you putting it on? 2-7x33 might be a better choice.
16 in 6.8 SPC. 80% of my shots are at 200 yds hunting hogs from ridges in west Texas.
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#6459036 - 09/19/16 03:51 PM Re: Leupold 3-9x40 VX-R Patrol question [Re: SapperTitan]
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I've been leaning Vortex lately. Did you look at the 2.5-10 Vortex Viper PST MRAD. The PSTs are illuminated reticles though no "fire-dot". They're available in FFP or SFP. What seals the deal for me is the "quick-focus" on the Vortex scopes is easier to use than those on the Leupold. As goofy as that is, it matters for my vision. I believe prices comparable to the Leupold. 2cents

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#6459119 - 09/19/16 04:49 PM Re: Leupold 3-9x40 VX-R Patrol question [Re: swmays]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Originally Posted By: swmays
I've been leaning Vortex lately. Did you look at the 2.5-10 Vortex Viper PST MRAD. The PSTs are illuminated reticles though no "fire-dot". They're available in FFP or SFP. What seals the deal for me is the "quick-focus" on the Vortex scopes is easier to use than those on the Leupold. As goofy as that is, it matters for my vision. I believe prices comparable to the Leupold. 2cents
that is another option and I too like the side focus. I have a 4-16x50 PST MIL/MIL FFP and really like it but I'm not against diversifying either.
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#6459180 - 09/19/16 05:21 PM Re: Leupold 3-9x40 VX-R Patrol question [Re: SapperTitan]
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Registered: 11/13/09
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I have a VXR 4-12 CDS on my AR. Really like it.
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#6460460 - 09/20/16 01:32 PM Re: Leupold 3-9x40 VX-R Patrol question [Re: SapperTitan]
booradley Offline
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Registered: 01/20/11
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For my eyes the VX-R has better glass than the Viper, especially in low light. YMMV.
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