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Rifle question on the pistol forum

Post by Multiracer on 10/8/2018, 5:51 pm

My son is looking for new or used Leupold VariX2 6x20x50 scope.
Recommendations from the gallery ?
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Post by PhotoEscape on 10/8/2018, 5:54 pm

What is the application?
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Post by Multiracer on 10/8/2018, 6:02 pm

Remmington model 700

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Post by PhotoEscape on 10/8/2018, 6:17 pm

Caliber, and what is desired distance to the target?  Also, is it for hunting, target work, or else? Budget?
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Post by Multiracer on 10/8/2018, 6:22 pm

He is looking for a specific model Leupold as stated in my first post. I did not ask his intentions...sorry.
I can find out some specifics Tuesday.


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Post by Multiracer on 10/8/2018, 6:36 pm

OK, his answers....22-250, hunting, 300 yards, and not a new 900.00 scope !

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Post by PhotoEscape on 10/8/2018, 6:51 pm

Ron,
I don't know any of the models with parameters you mentioned in Leupold VX2 line.  For that matter most scopes I know are rather 6.5-20 x 50, and there is none in VX2 family, TMBK.  The closest I can think would be VX-3i family, and these are a phenomenal scopes for money.  I personally have two of the Leupold VX-3i LRP 6.5-20x50 FFP.  If this is what your son is after, he would not make a mistake, IMO.  Rest would be a personal preference, i.e. reticle, focus plane, etc.
Sorry, I could not be a better help.
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Post by PhotoEscape on 10/8/2018, 7:03 pm

For 300 yards 3-9x is pretty sufficient.  New Leupold line VX-Freedom probably is all he needs. 
https://www.leupold.com/scopes/rifle-scopes/vx-freedom-3-9x50
Alternatively, he can look into Vortex PST family, for a little bit more $ - Vortex is currently heavily discounting some of the Gen I models with SFP focus.  Advantage is 30mm tube on latter versus 1" on former, so better light gathering, and higher magnification.
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Post by PMcfall on 10/8/2018, 7:31 pm

I would watch both Amazon and Ebay closely.  Those sellers play all kinds of games with their pricing.  If you are on the site at the right time, you can get some really good deals.
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Post by dronning on 10/8/2018, 8:21 pm

PMcfall wrote:I would watch both Amazon and Ebay closely.  Those sellers play all kinds of games with their pricing.  If you are on the site at the right time, you can get some really good deals.
Phil
+1, same with Optics Planet.  I got a smoking deal on 2 Aimpoints earlier this year, when I realized just how good it was I bought 2 more.  Deal was over right after my 2nd order.  Yes I tried to place a 3rd order, it was that good.
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Post by Multiracer on 10/9/2018, 5:31 am

This info has been passed on. Thank you gents.
And yes he was mistaken...6.5 not 6.

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Post by jglenn21 on 10/9/2018, 8:55 am

Check Swfa's sample list. They have a vx3i 3.5 x 10x50 for 369

I've had great luck with their sample list and this one is classed as an A demo so it will be like new.

10x is plenty for 300yds
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Re: Rifle question on the pistol forum

Post by lyman1903 on 10/15/2018, 8:34 am

if he is looking for used, ebay is about the best place to look, 

unless he want to walk thru a bunch of Gunshows (not that there is any thing wrong with that)

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