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Old 04-20-2013, 2:43 PM
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Default VX III vs Mark 4

Is there that big of a difference to justify the price distance. I am looking for hunting but also shooting at distance 500-700 yards to improve my 300 yard shoot. But is it really that much diff?
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Old 04-22-2013, 8:47 AM
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Is there that big of a difference to justify the price distance. I am looking for hunting but also shooting at distance 500-700 yards to improve my 300 yard shoot. But is it really that much diff?
I have no idea, and am also interested in finding out- my usage is going to be similar to urs. Have you looked into a 1X4 or 2X7 scope?

Burris vs vortex ve leopold

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Old 04-22-2013, 9:30 AM
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I have the 8.5-25s in the VX3s and the Mark 4s.I struggled with the extra cost of the Mark 4s as well.The mark 4s have a stronger/tougher chassis.If you are going to be in combat,throwing your gun down,or possibly dropping it,buy the Mark 4.The VX3 is very good for the normal person.Keep in mind they have a great warranty,but I have had to buy a couple of tubes in my lifetime.They do not warranty them when they break your fall in a rocky stream bed or tumbling down a hill,falling of the 4 wheeler,well you get the idea.They did fix them though.I use a few of the VX3 3.5-10s on my hunting guns.I get along well with Zeiss Conquest,Nikon Monarchs,Bushnell Elites,Burris Euro or Black Diamonds,as well.Recently got into the Weaver Super Slams as well.Not knocking Leupold,I own over 30 of them,but look around a little.For hunting I actually prefer the Zeiss.
I see a few Leupolds and higher end Schmidt Benders on long range guns,but it seems the Bushnell Elites are taking over.Cost per value is the reason I suppose.
I switch scopes on a AR I have in 6.8SPC.Weaver Super Slam 2-10 with EBX reticle is great for the range and longer shots hunting.I switch it with a Leupold AR 1-4 for coyotes and PDW.I like 1-4 for close and to 3-400 yards.2-7s I won't waist the money on when a 3-9 is not much larger or heavier.I do not even want them on my 22s.
Something to understand is warranty and repair after the sale.I rate Leupold and Burris the finest.Usually around 2-3 week turnaround.Nikon,BushnellWeaver good with 3-5 weeks .Zeiss,I do not know yet.Swarovski 9-13 MONTHS/I won't do them again.
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Old 04-22-2013, 9:47 AM
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Like Coyoterunner, I prefer the Zeiss also.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:40 AM
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It would really help if you said how much you'd like to spend, what rifle it's going on, and what scope features you are looking for.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:40 PM
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The mark 4 I was looking at was 1500. I will more than likely be putting it on top on an AR-10 and also a Thompson Center Encore in 7mm mag
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Old 04-22-2013, 8:41 PM
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Il sell you a vx-3 3.5-10x50 had it mounted on a 700 but got rid of it cause it never left the house so now I'm sellin the scope I paid 560ish for it il sell it for 450
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Old 05-12-2013, 3:39 PM
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The VXIII or VX-3 are great scopes. Look for the Long Range model with 30mm tube and side focus.

I found a used 4.5-14x40 LR with dented eyepiece. Sent it to Leupold for
TMR reticle,M1 turret install and eyepiece repair. Total investment including purchase around $725.

A cheap man's Mark4 with 100 MOA of elevation travel.

As far as durability, well thus far it's survived 88 rounds of 50 BMG from a Barrett M99.
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