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i see leupold ugraded its vx line again

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Lloyd Smale, Nov 13, 2012.

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  1. Lloyd Smale

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    I see leupold updated its vx2 vx1 line again. Occording to what i read the new vx1 has the glass and now even the click ajust turrents that the vx2 line had and the vx2 is supposed to be upgraded with even better glass. Anyone use any of these yet and what do you think of them.
     
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    I have a Vx3, and if the new Vx2 is anything like that, it will be a great scope.
     
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    I have a 1-4X VX-1. It is click adjstable. A good scope for $199. I also bought one of the new VX-2's. I went with the 3-9X40 with long range dots for $330. The VX-2 is amazing for the price. It is clearer and sharper than a 5 year old VX-3 I'm using on another rifle. The new upgrades are the real deal. If I were looking at one of the budget $200 scopes right now I'd put the VX-1 head and shoulders above the comparable Burris, Redfield, Nikon, Vortex, Bushnell or any other $200 scope.

    There are lots of features I like on Leupold and they are generally my go to choice. But I have to admit the Zeiss Conquests are slightly better optically. I wish they had Leupolds eye relief and lighter weight. They are also generally more expensive, which pushes me toward Leupold. But if someone is looking for a deal on a 3-9X40 scope Cabelas has the Zeiss Conquest on sale for $299. If you order before midnight tonight you can get another $20 off along with free shiping. I don't really need it, but I placed an order last night. $279 shipped to my door for a Zeiss is too good to pass on.
     
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    When Leupold updates their top-end stuff, it seems as if that which was top-end in the prior generation becomes the 'update' to the next line down. So the new VXII should be the last generation VXIII, and the new VXI should be the last generation VXII, and eventually the Rifleman will be the last generation VXI.
     
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    they do tend to upgrade like that, but i don't think it's consistent. i mean, leupold is up to VX6 or something now and their vx1 are definitely not where vx3 used to be.
     
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    True, but the new VXI is likely the equal of the VariX III, and the trickle-down theory would pretty well support that notion.
     
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    i guess i'm not understanding what you're saying. the vx1 has rimfire parallax, different size tube, no target turrets, etc.

    do you just mean they're putting the multicoat 4 on the lens type stuff?
     
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    I would have to see that to believe it. The old Vari X I & II were not even close to the Vari X III. Terrible in fact.

    I have not looked through a VX I or VX II, so you could be right, and they seriously needed to upgrade the Vari X I & II, because they were quite poor.

    I have not "shopped" scopes in person in a while. I've bought some, but have not gone around looking through various scopes in some time.
     
  9. Lloyd Smale

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    I have to agree there.

    ill agree that the older vari x 1s and 2s werent much opticaly. the next generation vx2 is a great scope. Far superior to the old one. If this is the new vx1 and the new vx2 is even close to the improvement the first change gave us Leupold will be selling lots of these scopes.
     
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    As far as glass and coatings go, the VariX-III became the VX-II became the VX-1.
    With improvements in manufacturing, it seems entirely likely that a new $200 dollar VX-1 is better optically than a new $400 VariX-III was twelve years ago.
     
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    This is about it in a nutshell. As newer generations of scopes are developed they get better. Todays VX-3 is better than todays VX-1. But todays VX-1 is in many ways better than an older VX-III. I have seveal of the older VX-III's to compare. To me the current VX-2 is about as good as I will ever need, I'll take a current VX-2 over a 5 year old VX-3. The VX-3's are darn good scopes, but not enough better than the VX-2's to justify the extra expense in my opinion, or for my needs.

    The VX-1 is offered in rimfire versions and centerfire versions with parallax set accordingly. While the VX-1 is not offered with some of the options that the higher end scopes have Leupold's custom shop will add anything to a VX-1 that is available on the others. If you want a VX-1 with turrets, you can have it. VX-1's are multicoated with click adjustments now and still sells in the $200 range. All things considered I'd rate it as the best buy in the price range.

    The Rifleman still has friction adjustments, is not multicoated and with no custom features available. The custom shop won't upgrade the Rifleman for you. Not that much cheaper than the VX-1 and I cannot see buying one over a VX-1 at current prices.
     
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    Leupold upgrades

    I have VX I,II,III and 3. The 3 is a VX 3, 3.5-10X. It is a terrific scope...the best I have, but all my Leupolds are very good.
     
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    I've got two VX-III's and two VX-3's. The older ones are really good, but the VX-3's are astounding.
     
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    Now I must find some to check out.
     
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