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Offline xwizard50

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Need a scope
« on: December 25, 2017, 06:12:24 PM »
Got a browning xbolt hells canyon LR 7mm for a gift. Now need to get a scope for it. Between Vortex HST 6x25 or leupold vx3i 6.5 x 20. Price wise about the same. Never had neither brand so any opinions will be helpful.

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2017, 06:46:52 PM »
You are going to get people on here that love Vortex and people that hate it. Everyone seems to be good with Leupold. That being said, I have both and don't think you can go wrong either way. Go check them out and buy what you like best

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2017, 07:04:00 PM »
You are going to get people on here that love Vortex and people that hate it. Everyone seems to be good with Leupold. That being said, I have both and don't think you can go wrong either way. Go check them out and buy what you like best

Best thing you can do, a side by side comparison.  Things about one that some may like others will hate, so look them over, make your decision based on what you see and get what you like.

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2017, 07:26:45 PM »
Easy answer.  Leupold is made in USA,  Vortex is made in China. 

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2017, 07:29:54 PM »
I have both brands and feel that both are solid scopes and companies. My  :twocents:, stay with the Viper and VX3 lines or higher in both companies. I don't know if you're a turret twister or not, but get a hands-on look at both and twist the turrets etc., and then enjoy whichever you choose.
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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2017, 10:15:47 PM »
I have Vortex Viper HS 6-24x50mm scope. Sent it back to Votex for repair. The scope does not hold zero in-between the last three trips to the field and range. Recently I have ordered a new scope by ATN https://www.atncorp.com/smart-hd-weapon-sight. Works fine for me!

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2017, 10:33:16 PM »
Vortex wouldn't be in my top 5 scopes to own.   For that kind of money you should be comparing Leupold to nightforce to zeis, etc.  Vortex IMO isnt in the same league as the scopes mentioned above......and yes I have owned two vortex.  Sold them both. 

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2017, 07:06:18 AM »
Leupold scopes can take a beaten and still stay true. 
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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2017, 07:09:41 AM »
leupold or nightforce.
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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2017, 07:13:54 AM »
Leupold scopes can take a beaten and still stay true. 

Yes and no.  I had one fail after a year and that thing had never even been bumped.  It looked brand new, but failed internally.  It was replaced by Leupold.

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2017, 05:55:10 PM »
Thanks for information. Right now I'm thinking leupold VX 3i 6.5-20x50 cds. Again thanks for the feed back.

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2017, 06:55:12 PM »
Leupold scopes can take a beaten and still stay true.

I fell hard right on top of my Vx3 this year TWICE on the last day of deer season. Full on legs out from under me and wham scope first onto rocks. I was absolutely amazed when I went to the range the next weekend and she was still dead on as could be.

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2017, 07:02:53 AM »
The best warranty is one you don't have to use!!! This is a easy choice LEUPOLD!!!

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2018, 10:41:52 AM »
I'll be putting a Leupold VX31 4.5-14x50 on my Hells Canyon 300 win mag. I liked it better than the Vortex. I also fell twice this year, once hitting my scope first on VX2 and zero didn't moved, pretty impressed

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2018, 11:26:46 AM »
Thanks for information. Right now I'm thinking leupold VX 3i 6.5-20x50 cds. Again thanks for the feed back.

That’s what I would do. I looked at the Hells Canyon in 7mm or 300wm and couldn’t find a left handed one. I went with the new tikka in 300wm left handed and put a leupold vx3i 4.5 x 14 x 40 cds with the 1 inch tube. Absolutely love this scope and setup. I have a couple of vortex scopes and I feel the leupold is clearer and more crisp. I have a vortex 6x24x50 on a 300 rum and I will be switching this scope out for a leupold. Vortex is good, but Leupold is better.

Best part is Leupold made the CDS so easy to use. Once you get your load developed and the custom dial ordered, you are set.


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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2018, 12:53:20 PM »
Easy answer.  Leupold is made in USA,  Vortex is made in China.


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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2018, 01:16:00 PM »
I have used a Leupy VX3 4.5-14 for the last 12 years on my .204.  I can't imagine ever dialing a hunting rifle past 14 power, but then again, I would never consider the long-range shots that are popular these days.  I forgot to say that I love Leupold.  All my rifles carry Leupold scopes and I have never had a single issue with any of them.
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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2018, 03:13:34 PM »
Really like my 7-42 leupy wide view for load development.    Plenty wide at 100 yards and can spot tines and target holes out past 600-1000......

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2018, 03:31:10 PM »
Easy answer.  Leupold is made in USA,  Vortex is made in China.

Leupold is not totally made in US, the glass is imported from Asia. But Leupold is definitely a little more reliable than Vortex.

@xwizard50 Have you looked at any Japanese scopes at that price range or any "entry level" German glass like Steiner?

Any specific reason you want to go with 6.5x ? Might not be the best idea if you decide to hunt with that gun in thick woods.
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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2018, 03:05:35 PM »
Easy answer.  Leupold is made in USA,  Vortex is made in China.


Apple computer is made in China. Apple iPhone is made in China.

so?  :dunno: we're talkin' scopes, not phones.

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2018, 12:43:05 PM »
Tiger1358, most all of my shoots are 400+ yards so I'm wanting scope in the higher end such as 20 to 24 magnification. I would like the lower end less then 6.5 but not much luck finding them. Not even sure where to start with Japanese or German models.

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2018, 11:36:39 PM »
Save up for leupold 4-24 VX6hd or non hd if you can find one.   You will be happy.
$1500/$1100 unfortunately. 

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2018, 11:55:24 PM »
Easy answer.  Leupold is made in USA,  Vortex is made in China.


Apple computer is made in China. Apple iPhone is made in China.
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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2018, 07:00:41 PM »
Every piece of Vortex glass I have is Japanese made(Viper models), not Chinese. The diamondbacks and lower end models are Chinese made, but even then, I have looked through them and know guys using them that have never had a problem. I love every product I have from Vortex, including both my Viper rifle scopes. One is the HS-T in 4-16x44, the otehr the PS-T in 4-16x50, both hold a clear, crisp image even at 16 power, never had any problems! :tup:

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Re: Need a scope
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2018, 09:09:05 PM »
Easy answer.  Leupold is made in USA,  Vortex is made in China.


Apple computer is made in China. Apple iPhone is made in China.

so?  :dunno: we're talkin' scopes, not phones.


What I mean is, Apple makes some of the very best phones/computers in the world and they're made in China.  :tup:
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