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Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 - FireDot Duplex Illuminated #7345020 11/11/18 03:51 PM
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Looks as though I might buy one of these (probably a x-mas present) next week. I read one review where a reviewer said he had difficulty mounting it with two piece bases due to the short mounting area on front end of the scope. I have a Tikka V3X lite currently using a 2 piece picatilly bases. Has anyone else had issues mounting this scope.
This is a big purchase for me and just want to feel gooder about it.

Re: Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 - FireDot Duplex Illuminated [Re: bholt] #7345068 11/11/18 04:50 PM
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Thatís the same scope I plan to get for Christmas, so Iíll be following this.


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Re: Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 - FireDot Duplex Illuminated [Re: bholt] #7345080 11/11/18 05:00 PM
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I was looking at your post country, I just refreshed it though. I just wanted to get all the feedback i can before I take the plunge.

Re: Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 - FireDot Duplex Illuminated [Re: bholt] #7345202 11/11/18 07:59 PM
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Country I just ordered mine from Predator optics the owners name is Patrick Schmitt and is easy to talk to. He prefers not to use Credit cards to not have to pay their charges. Hope this helps. I did quite a bit of homework and could not find a better deal.


VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 SF Mat Wind-Plex 171715 $696.00 shipped.
VX-5HD 2-10x42mm CDS-ZL2 Matte Duplex 171387 $610.00 shipped
VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 SF Mat Firedot Duplex $768.00 shiped
These have been really hard to get in stock, first to pay, first to play....PM or text me for info, 262*349*2889

Re: Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 - FireDot Duplex Illuminated [Re: bholt] #7345260 11/11/18 09:51 PM
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Iím in no rush to order, but thanks for the info. I will want to hear your impressions when you have the scope mounted and in use.


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Re: Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 - FireDot Duplex Illuminated [Re: bholt] #7346304 11/12/18 09:57 PM
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I used talley rings and bases and mine mounted perfectly


I bought a VX-6 3x18x44 with a 30mm tube and its the clearest piece of glass I've ever looked thru. had I not stumbled across it I was going to get the VX-5HD.



what amazes me about this scope is the amount of light it gathers. I can see clearly to shoot long after my eyes give out to darkness

Re: Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 - FireDot Duplex Illuminated [Re: bholt] #7346795 11/13/18 07:44 AM
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I have 3 vx6hdís and I had that problem you speak of with receiver mounted 2 pc bases. Issue is adjusting your eye relief and not having to chase the scope when you naturally shoulder your rifle gives very little room to adjust the scopes eye relief. I had to get rails and picatinny rings so I could move my scopes enough to adjust for my eye relief, which was not really what I wanted due to added weight going from Talley light weight rings.

Re: Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 - FireDot Duplex Illuminated [Re: bholt] #7348201 11/14/18 02:49 PM
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If you want to feel the most gooder about it, just get a solid alloy one piece base/rings combo and be done with it. Lightweight 2-pc mounting solutions are junk. Adding a 1pc base/rings adds rigidity to the receiver and entire scope mounting system, making it a lot more robust with infinite options for setting the scope up for the proper eye relief. If you choose to be a cheap skate with your scope mounts, you will pay for it, eventually.

I use this base, it's very solid:
One Piece Base
Or this one would be a great choice:
Nightforce Tikka base

It's just stupid how nice the Seekins rings are, they're lighweight but solid, lock up great, and don't have any sharp edges. Best money you could ever spend on rings.
Seekins rings

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Re: Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 - FireDot Duplex Illuminated [Re: bholt] #7349354 11/15/18 05:28 PM
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I have two VX-6HD's and a VX-5HD, will probably get a couple more. Amazing glass and light gathering ability.

I did not have any problems mounting, but I used a one piece base with my rings.

Re: Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 - FireDot Duplex Illuminated [Re: bholt] #7355698 11/23/18 02:40 AM
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So does anyone use the Butler creek scope covers on there's and if so do you know the number. I see where Swfa says they are eye 16 and 34 for obj. I would just like convermation.

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I donít know if itís worth the money to you but the Leupold Alumina flip covers are nice.

Re: Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 - FireDot Duplex Illuminated [Re: bholt] #7356213 11/23/18 09:30 PM
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This scope is $100 off at SWFA right now.

Re: Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 - FireDot Duplex Illuminated [Re: bholt] #7357360 11/25/18 02:09 PM
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I ordered one yesterday.


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Re: Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 - FireDot Duplex Illuminated [Re: bholt] #7362365 11/29/18 11:33 PM
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Got mine mounted today, need to bore sight it tomarrow then take it out to do a final sight in hard to wait. I got the butler creek cover numbers off swfa but the eye end seems a little tight, but it works, may upgrade to the alumia at some time. So far love it, but time will tell.

Re: Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 - FireDot Duplex Illuminated [Re: bholt] #7366654 12/04/18 04:56 PM
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Got the scope yesterday. Just ordered the free CDS dial for the 120 gr Ballistic Tip. Probably will also get one for the 100 gr BT after deer season. Wonder what it would cost to get a VX3 converted to CDS. I may need to find out.

Only problem now is the regret in taking my Vortex Viper PST 4-16 FFP off the Tikka. Itís Ďonlyí a gen 1, but I have gotten quite fond of it. Very nice scope and has worked great.


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Re: Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 - FireDot Duplex Illuminated [Re: 603Country] #7366932 12/04/18 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by 603Country
Got the scope yesterday. Just ordered the free CDS dial for the 120 gr Ballistic Tip. Probably will also get one for the 100 gr BT after deer season. Wonder what it would cost to get a VX3 converted to CDS. I may need to find out.

Only problem now is the regret in taking my Vortex Viper PST 4-16 FFP off the Tikka. It’s ‘only’ a gen 1, but I have gotten quite fond of it. Very nice scope and has worked great.


Are you certain of your velocity? I was, and have been very happy with my CDS dials. I have them, one on a VX5 HD, and another on a VX6. I have different barrel lengths/velocities and Leupold really delivered on the dials for both rifles. I gave them good data and I have tested both of them and they are on the money. Hope you like it.


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Originally Posted by onlysmith&wesson
Originally Posted by 603Country
Got the scope yesterday. Just ordered the free CDS dial for the 120 gr Ballistic Tip. Probably will also get one for the 100 gr BT after deer season. Wonder what it would cost to get a VX3 converted to CDS. I may need to find out.

Only problem now is the regret in taking my Vortex Viper PST 4-16 FFP off the Tikka. It’s ‘only’ a gen 1, but I have gotten quite fond of it. Very nice scope and has worked great.


Are you certain of your velocity? I was, and have been very happy with my CDS dials. I have them, one on a VX5 HD, and another on a VX6. I have different barrel lengths/velocities and Leupold really delivered on the dials for both rifles. I gave them good data and I have tested both of them and they are on the money. Hope you like it.


What data did you give them to get the CDS dials?

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I gave them the info they requested on their internet form: mv, bullet, BC, etc.


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Originally Posted by DocHorton
Originally Posted by onlysmith&wesson
Originally Posted by 603Country
Got the scope yesterday. Just ordered the free CDS dial for the 120 gr Ballistic Tip. Probably will also get one for the 100 gr BT after deer season. Wonder what it would cost to get a VX3 converted to CDS. I may need to find out.

Only problem now is the regret in taking my Vortex Viper PST 4-16 FFP off the Tikka. It’s ‘only’ a gen 1, but I have gotten quite fond of it. Very nice scope and has worked great.


Are you certain of your velocity? I was, and have been very happy with my CDS dials. I have them, one on a VX5 HD, and another on a VX6. I have different barrel lengths/velocities and Leupold really delivered on the dials for both rifles. I gave them good data and I have tested both of them and they are on the money. Hope you like it.


What data did you give them to get the CDS dials?


Originally Posted by DocHorton
Originally Posted by onlysmith&wesson
Originally Posted by 603Country
Got the scope yesterday. Just ordered the free CDS dial for the 120 gr Ballistic Tip. Probably will also get one for the 100 gr BT after deer season. Wonder what it would cost to get a VX3 converted to CDS. I may need to find out.

Only problem now is the regret in taking my Vortex Viper PST 4-16 FFP off the Tikka. It’s ‘only’ a gen 1, but I have gotten quite fond of it. Very nice scope and has worked great.


Are you certain of your velocity? I was, and have been very happy with my CDS dials. I have them, one on a VX5 HD, and another on a VX6. I have different barrel lengths/velocities and Leupold really delivered on the dials for both rifles. I gave them good data and I have tested both of them and they are on the money. Hope you like it.


What data did you give them to get the CDS dials?

As I recall, BC, velocity, temp, elevation, bullet, caliber, etc. Got the last one over a year ago. Leupold turned it around pretty quick.


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