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Leupold VX-3i 2.5 x 8 x 36

Posted By: DQ Kid

Leupold VX-3i 2.5 x 8 x 36 - 02/10/21 02:20 PM

I have one of these on a Model 70 Featherweight XTR, .30-.06 my Dad got me for my 12th B-Day back in 1982. Have always liked the optics with this scope for a smaller one and especially like the raised block button on the magnification adjustment for easy adjustment manipulation. Think the scope Model # could be slightly different back in the early 1980s from now as I don't have the scope in front of me now. What would something like this have run pricewise back in those days, $300ish?
Posted By: snake oil

Re: Leupold VX-3i 2.5 x 8 x 36 - 02/10/21 04:11 PM

I have one also DQ and I think that's about what I paid but that was many moons ago. LOL
Posted By: freerange

Re: Leupold VX-3i 2.5 x 8 x 36 - 02/12/21 01:04 AM

Thats what I have on my 06 M70 as well as another rifle. I dont like a bulky scope and it serves my purpose. I have no idea about the costs but I would assume youre close.
Posted By: DQ Kid

Re: Leupold VX-3i 2.5 x 8 x 36 - 02/12/21 02:33 PM

Pull the gun from the case last night and it's the Vari I-X-III, 2.5x8
Posted By: DQ Kid

Re: Leupold VX-3i 2.5 x 8 x 36 - 02/12/21 02:34 PM

Think he may have bought that gun on a slightly used trade-in; was that scope on their as a package deal originally or was that simply a popular Leupold model back in early 80s?
Posted By: freerange

Re: Leupold VX-3i 2.5 x 8 x 36 - 02/12/21 06:15 PM

My Dad originally bought the M70 new in the 60s and I dont know if it came with a scope but he had a Weaver 6x on it when i inherited it in 72 and at some point I put the Leupold on it.
Posted By: Nogalus Prairie

Re: Leupold VX-3i 2.5 x 8 x 36 - 02/14/21 03:32 AM

It was about a $300-350 scope back in the day. Probably would sell for about $100 less than that now. I used to have them on several mountain rifles but I have moved up to the 4.5 - 14x because they are just about as lightweight these days.
Posted By: Mike Honcho

Re: Leupold VX-3i 2.5 x 8 x 36 - 02/14/21 03:42 AM

Originally Posted by Nogalus Prairie
It was about a $300-350 scope back in the day. Probably would sell for about $100 less than that now. I used to have them on several mountain rifles but I have moved up to the 4.5 - 14x because they are just about as lightweight these days.


NP nailed it. I have seen them broach the $425 mark depending on reticle.
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