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Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD #8223034 04/02/21 05:36 AM
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Curious if anyone has had both and has opinions! Looking for one for my new 6.5 Hells Canyon Speed thats in the mail. Was thinking of the 4.5-14x40 or the 50.

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If the HD glass on the VX3 is the same as the VX5/6 it will be excellent.

Re: Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD [Re: texasproud11] #8226934 04/06/21 01:45 PM
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My VX-3i glass is not very impressive compared to my 2.5-8x vx3 glass.


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Re: Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD [Re: texasproud11] #8231652 04/10/21 03:28 AM
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I went with the VX3HD

Re: Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD [Re: texasproud11] #8257375 05/05/21 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by texasproud11
I went with the VX3HD

How do you like it? I've found the best price I can on one and may go ahead and place the order.


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Re: Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD [Re: texasproud11] #8260056 05/08/21 03:45 AM
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Did you go with the 40 or 50?

Re: Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD [Re: texasproud11] #8300091 06/20/21 07:28 PM
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How is the tracking on the HD? That’s my biggest complaint on the VX 3 series of scopes. Once they are set they seem to hold zero but I get nervous about adjusting too much. My VX5 tracks much better.

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I went with a VX-3i. Mainly due to me not liking target style turrets. I'm putting together a traditional rifle and wanted a traditional style scope.



Re: Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD [Re: Fishermen0105] #8309605 07/01/21 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Fishermen0105
How is the tracking on the HD? That’s my biggest complaint on the VX 3 series of scopes. Once they are set they seem to hold zero but I get nervous about adjusting too much. My VX5 tracks much better.


I have a VX-3i and the tracking has been dead on. I really like the scope, but my biggest knock on it is they don't have zero stops.


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Originally Posted by texasproud11
Curious if anyone has had both and has opinions! Looking for one for my new 6.5 Hells Canyon Speed thats in the mail. Was thinking of the 4.5-14x40 or the 50.

Get the 4.5x14 50mm see if you can find a Mark 4 Tatactial you won't be sorry. The Mark 4 has the M1 turrets for dialing you long range shot. I think Midway has them for $700.00.

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I bought the VX3HD, 4.5-14 x 40, CDS-ZL The clarity of the glass is identical to my VX5HD. I had a VX-3i, sold it. I wanted more X, and to me it didn't have the clarity of my VX5HD 3-15 x 44, or VX6 3-18 x 50.


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Re: Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD [Re: Grizz] #8317274 07/10/21 04:09 PM
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How is the tracking on the HD? That’s my biggest complaint on the VX 3 series of scopes. Once they are set they seem to hold zero but I get nervous about adjusting too much. My VX5 tracks much better.


I have a VX-3i and the tracking has been dead on. I really like the scope, but my biggest knock on it is they don't have zero stops.


Glad you got one that tracks. I had to send my VX3i in for warranty repair. Put it back on my Kimber 3006 and the scope seems ok now but im also not trying to dial for distance either.

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