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Leupold scope?

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I put a Leupold VX-I 4-12X40 on my Sako 223 Ackley and on my CZ 204. I like them. They have the same FOV as the 3-9X40 and as my eyes are a little older I enjoy the added power but there's nothing wrong with the 3-9. VX-II has a little better light gathering quality but, of course, costs a bit more. I have a VX-II 4-12 on my Kimber 22-250 and like it a lot.

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I think you can't go wrong with Leupold. Get down to 2nd Amendment or Valley and try to look through the VXi and the VXii. Look inside and see if they will let you take them outside. I think what Moe said is true about the difference between the two. Better light and positive clicks (audible) in adjustments. I don't think I have spent more than $130 on a scope, but then I am a cheap son of a ________. :rolleyes:

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... but then I am a cheap son of a ________.
oooh, New Contest?? :rolleyes:

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For the 243 I would recommend the 4x12 also. You'll want the extra magnification if you shoot past 200 yards or so at small targets.

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I just bought my Leupold Vari XI 4x12x40 last week for my243 and I will let you know what I think once I go to the rangeto site it in. So far can see the clarity in this scope comparedto others I have looked through. With my old eyesite I can useall the help I can get.

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I put a leupy 3-9x40 VXII on my tika lite 22-250. If it's going to be a deer/coyote rifle the 3-9 is all the power you'll ever need. If you're going to regularly shoot ground squirrels I'd get the 4-12 though. I've made honest 500+ yard shots with mine, but at 9 power I can't really spot motionless squirrels that far out. I have to wait for them to move, then I can pick them out and cross 'em up. At 400 and closer it's no problem spotting them.For some reason the 4-12 VXI on my 270wsm has a thinner duplex than my 3-9 VXII. The box said that it is a standard duplex but I think it's really a fine duplex. It's great for precision shooting but it can get hard to see in low light.

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VXI's are really good scopes.VXII's are better but cost more.I like the click adjustments on the VXII VXIII but I believe a VXI will serve you well.Not quite as good in low light however............

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I think you can't go wrong with Leupold. Get down to 2nd Amendment or Valley and try to look through the VXi and the VXii. Look inside and see if they will let you take them outside. I think what Moe said is true about the difference between the two. Better light and positive clicks (audible) in adjustments. I don't think I have spent more than $130 on a scope, but then I am a cheap son of a ________. :signs1242cn:
130??? Dang I didint think they made em that cheap LOL..

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I was going to say, I paid more than that for the bases and rings for my Model 70. :signs1242cn:

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Leupold makes great scopes , no doubt, but I think the Burris Fullfield II is a better scope than the VX-I, for about the same money, I have both brands, but I really like the Ballistic plex reticle that Burris offers in the 3-9x40, it does work. My :roflmao3[1]: ,,,300wsm

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