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Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD

Posted By: texasproud11

Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD - 04/02/21 05:36 AM

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.
Posted By: DocHorton

Re: Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD - 04/06/21 04:54 AM

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

Re: Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD - 04/06/21 01:45 PM

My VX-3i glass is not very impressive compared to my 2.5-8x vx3 glass.
Posted By: texasproud11

Re: Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD - 04/10/21 03:28 AM

I went with the VX3HD
Posted By: onlysmith&wesson

Re: Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD - 05/05/21 10:46 AM

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.
Posted By: Texican

Re: Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD - 05/08/21 03:45 AM

Did you go with the 40 or 50?
Posted By: Fishermen0105

Re: Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD - 06/20/21 07:28 PM

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.
Posted By: thedoveshooter

Re: Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD - 07/01/21 03:23 AM

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.
Posted By: Grizz

Re: Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD - 07/01/21 11:38 AM

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.
Posted By: angus1956

Re: Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD - 07/04/21 01:07 PM

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.
Posted By: onlysmith&wesson

Re: Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD - 07/04/21 01:18 PM

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.
Posted By: Fishermen0105

Re: Leupold VX-3i vs VX3HD - 07/10/21 04:09 PM

Originally Posted by Grizz
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.


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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