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 Post subject: VX-II versus the VX3i
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:19 pm 
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OK- anyone want to venture an opinion...??? Would you swap a VX-II Circa @2000 for a current VX3i. Haven't heard much good about Leupold lately and wonder if I'm better off to just stay w/ the VX-II? Cabelas has the VX3i on sale for $329. That's about $70 off and about the same price as a VX Freedom. Am I trading up or trading into a problem? No real complaints w/ my current VX-II. What do you think? CL

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 Post subject: Re: VX-II versus the VX3i
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:57 pm 
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If it were me I would stick with your current scope since it sounds like it has proven to be solid for you.

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As you already know my first law of hunting and shooting, is that if it's not broken, LEAVE IT ALONE. Does that help :P :P

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:35 am 

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I have both, and the 3i is definitely bright glass, but I don't know that I would swap if I didn't need to.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:04 am 

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I would buy it and put it on the shelf for another rifle or for when you have a problem.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:02 pm 
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Absolutely swap it out. Many of the leupy gripes are about dialing and rtz. The vx3i is a fabulous optic although probably wont dial as reliably as a nightforce
Plus as already stayed you'll have a dependable backup should the need arise.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:42 pm 
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Elkman wrote:
As you already know my first law of hunting and shooting, is that if it's not broken, LEAVE IT ALONE. Does that help :P :P


That there is probably the wisdom of the day, but also ...."buy it and put it on the shelf...", seems logical too... Ahhh- continued torment... :x Thanks guys all kidding aside, I do appreciate the thoughts. Probably wont pull the trigger, but SHOULD. CL

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:28 pm 

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I'd do it. VX3s are much nicer scope all the way around than the Vari X IIs.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:54 am 
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I just put a VX-3I 2.5-8x36mm on my 35 Whelen. It's crystal clear, great in low light and robust enough to hold up to the recoil of a 250 gr PT at 2600 fps.
Don't underestimate the VX-3I series. It's a step or two up from the VX-II.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:46 pm 
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I've got a VX3i 1.5-5 x 20 on my Henry carbine.

Very good glass in that little scope.

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 Post subject: Re: VX-II versus the VX3i
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:26 pm 
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Ridgerunner665 wrote:
I've got a VX3i 1.5-5 x 20 on my Henry carbine.

Very good glass in that little scope.

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I have the same scope on a Marlin 1894 44 Rem Mag.
Very crisp and clear and has not changed its zero.
I agree with you Lynn, great little scope.

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