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Leupold Scope VX 1 4-12x40 #7522369 05/29/19 05:24 PM
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Newbie here,
I am trying to find out the best place/way to sell a scope I have. Nothing is wrong with it. Just does not have the strength I need. Wanting to buy a Vortex Viper scope. Any help on where/how to sell my scope would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Leupold Scope VX 1 4-12x40 [Re: WillyB] #7522376 05/29/19 05:30 PM
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You want to sell it here you need to put it in the classifieds section. You probably don't have access to it due to your post count.

Personally I think you might be barking up the wrong tree looking at a vortex if the leupold isn't tuff enough to hold up to it.


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Re: Leupold Scope VX 1 4-12x40 [Re: redchevy] #7522389 05/29/19 05:51 PM
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I think I'm a long way off from being able to sell on this forum. Vortex or Athlon ???

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No experience with Athlon. My vortex has been fine, just don't believe its any tuffer or weaker than the leupold. I have had a VX 1 4-12x40 on my 300 wby for 10 years and its never faltered.


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Re: Leupold Scope VX 1 4-12x40 [Re: WillyB] #7522452 05/29/19 07:47 PM
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Am I the only one reading this as strength = magnification?

I would either sell it on Ebay, Craigslist or FB market, or you might check with SWFA about their trade-in program. Good luck and welcome to the forum!


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Re: Leupold Scope VX 1 4-12x40 [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks] #7522463 05/29/19 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by QuitShootinYoungBucks
Am I the only one reading this as strength = magnification?

I would either sell it on Ebay, Craigslist or FB market, or you might check with SWFA about their trade-in program. Good luck and welcome to the forum!


I read it the same way.

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Re: Leupold Scope VX 1 4-12x40 [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks] #7522466 05/29/19 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by QuitShootinYoungBucks
Am I the only one reading this as strength = magnification?

LOL could be, much gets lost in type over the internet. I would probably never interpret his question that way from what I read, but it is quite possible that is what he meant.


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Re: Leupold Scope VX 1 4-12x40 [Re: WillyB] #7522524 05/29/19 09:02 PM
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yes, strength = magnification. Apologies for the confusion.... hammer

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Originally Posted by WillyB
yes, strength = magnification. Apologies for the confusion.... hammer


It's OK Green Horn.
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What top end magnification are you looking for?


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Re: Leupold Scope VX 1 4-12x40 [Re: WillyB] #7522919 05/30/19 12:55 PM
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16 x 42, or 16 x 50. Any ideas ???

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Originally Posted by WillyB
16 x 42, or 16 x 50. Any ideas ???

I have a 4-16 power vortex viper and it may as well be a 12 power. When you crank it up to 16 the clarity it has disappears.


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Originally Posted by WillyB
16 x 42, or 16 x 50. Any ideas ???


As RC points out, not all 16x are created equal. Questions:

Caliber:
Platform:
MaxDistance:
Usage:
Preferred reticle type:
Budget:


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.270 Winchester
PLatform ??
300 yards
Deer
Reticle type ??
400.00-500.00

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Originally Posted by WillyB
.270 Winchester
PLatform ?? (Bolt, AR, Pump, Singleshot)
300 yards
Deer
Reticle type ?? (BDC, MIL, MOA, Regular)
400.00-500.00


Given all those items, probably something like this

https://www.natchezss.com/nikon-pro...nikoplex-reticle-2-6-27-2-fov-matte.html


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How is the Nikon going to be any better than what I already have in the Leupold 4 -12 x 40

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Originally Posted by WillyB
How is the Nikon going to be any better than what I already have in the Leupold 4 -12 x 40


I have a VX-1 on a loaner rifle and it's decent but the Nikon should have better glass and being 16X, obviously more magnification on the top end. Honestly, in the price range you gave there aren't a lot of options with 16-18-20X on the top end and the 14X options didn't seem like much of a step up.

Good luck to you.


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Thanks for the information....

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Iíve done the vortex thing. Ok for the money...

For 16x magnification Leupold VX2 would be way better than a vortex viper.
I personally like my Burris. It costs a lot more than a Vortex Viper, but itís a much better, clearer, scope.

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Originally Posted by Precision_Shooter
Iíve done the vortex thing. Ok for the money...

For 16x magnification Leupold VX2 would be way better than a vortex viper.
I personally like my Burris. It costs a lot more than a Vortex Viper, but itís a much better, clearer, scope.


That's much less likely to break.


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