Leupold VX3 4.5x14x40


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hughie
February 26, 2014, 05:59 AM
How does Leupold get away without an AO on this scope. I thought any scope over 10x should have an AO. What gives.

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Lloyd Smale
February 26, 2014, 08:34 AM
there is no vx3 4x12. Theres the vx2 that does have an ajustable objective and the cheaper vx1 that doesnt. the vx3 is a 4.5x14 and i believe its a side dial paralex adjustment on it.

hughie
February 26, 2014, 08:45 AM
Sorry, my mistake. However Leupold does make a 4.5x14 with no AO or side focus.

HexHead
February 26, 2014, 09:00 AM
They make it that way to hit a price point. Also, I know people that don't use magnification above 8-10x to shoot, but like the extra magnification for checking/ identifying targets, so the parallax adjustment is moot.

I have a couple of VX-2 4-12x AO scopes, I found my groups really tightened up when I dial it back to about 8x when shooting. As a result, my latest scope is a VX-3 3.5-10x, no AO needed.

Outlaw Man
February 26, 2014, 09:49 AM
I'd also venture to say it's still a "hunting" scope, and a lot of people still prefer the speed of a fixed parralax scope for hunting.

Lloyd Smale
February 27, 2014, 09:30 AM
i went and looked and your sure right. they offer them both ways. Must be something new as they never did before. Im guessing its like hexhead said just a way to sell it cheaper.

Haxby
February 27, 2014, 12:22 PM
They made this scope in the VXIII line at least 7 years ago. Only $20 difference between that and the AO model then. $50 difference now.
IIRC, one of the Optics Planet guys wrote something up on this scope a while back.

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