Tell your loved ones now, that you want a better rifle scope for next season. Tell her or him you want an American Made and Engineered Leupold scope. Why? They are an investment for life of the finest, most rugged and dependable optics on the planet with a Lifetime Warranty.
If you are not a long range hunter or shooter you can perhaps get away with less expensive second class scopes in the 150.00 dollar range but remember that at some point “what you have is gonna be what you hunt big game with” spending thousands of dollars at some future point. Here is the question you should ask yourself: Do I want to risk a $7000.00 hunt on a $150.00 scope (begins with N) with average light gathering and rubber gasket nitrogen filled whatever that can lose nitrogen and produce internal moisture? Well, on a local deer hunt, I discovered that! Glad I was not on a western hunt…
I used my Leupold scopes in Africa on 2 rifles and was I so glad I did.
Optical Clarity, ability to dial your scope accurately are essential for longer ranges. But most importantly your scope will not fog in cold weather and handle the recoil. I had a lesser expensive scope that was great in summer, but out on a cold day, it fogged up and I could not see the deer. Was I upset! I guess you could say that! Lesson learned.
I am a Leupold Scope fan and advocate at least a VX-III Series Scope a world class contender in optics. You get what you pay for here Diamond Coat Glass, Argon Crypton gas.
VX-3i 3.5-10 x40mm for an MSRP of $519.00. https://www.leupold.com/scopes/compact-scopes/vx-3i-3-5-10x40mm
If you can invest more the VX-6 is my champion in 3 -18 x 44mm. From 3 to 18 magnification in just a twist of the dial. And the VX-6 7-42 56mm far below.
Below according to Leupold’s website;
“Diamond Coat 2™ – Exterior lens surfaces are treated with DiamondCoat 2™, an ion-assist lens coating, for higher light transmission and the greatest level of abrasion resistance we’ve ever offered. DiamondCoat 2™ has the additional advantage of assisting in light transmission, for greater brightness, clarity and contrast, and will prove its worth in the wildest places on earth.
Twilight Max Light Management System
“Light management means delivering usable light to your eye and forming a crisp, high contrasting image. Lens coatings are applied that maximize light transmission in blue and red, and balancing colors to develop the highest possible contrast. Glare is controlled with special mechanical structures. This means you can see antler tines in dark shadows long after the competition has gone home.”
Twin Bias Spring Erector System
“The twin bias spring exerts up to 30 percent more holding force on the erector, virtually eliminating erector system backlash and stress on the vital internal workings of the scope, for longer life.”
For heavy recoiling rifles like my 338 Winchester magnum and my 375 Ruger the twin bias erector system was just the ticket to strengthen the erector system and greatly improve field reliability giving me the utmost confidence.
For Long Range Competition or Hunting you can step up to the VX-6 all the way up to the 7 – 42 x 56mm. Its as long as my keyboard below and sports a 34mm tube.
One twist and go from 7x to 42x , Holy Mackerel! Put that on your bull at 600 yards! We shoot this in Long Range Competition and are mightily impressed and will shoot it in all our competitive shoots. It is for someone who needs the best and most power, most light gathering possible.
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