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Thread: Alternative 1" scope for 30mm VX5-HD

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    Alternative 1" scope for 30mm VX5-HD

    I've just carried my Brno 7x64 on a bit of a hunt for Tahr. It's got a VX- 5HD 3-15x44 on it. Its a beaut scope, with a single lockable dial that gives enough clicks for any distance I'll ever shoot, and the illuminated reticle has me sold. The optics are as good or better than anything but the top euro stuff.

    However as a person who carries their rifle a lot (saw Tahr on the trip but passed on shooting any for a variety of reasons) and doesn't shoot much I really value how my rifle feels in the hand and on the shoulder . . . . and I can't help feeling that the 30mm Leupold tube just isn't my "cup of tea" - it overpowers the rifle by the way it feels (to me) and looks.

    So what are the alternatives in a 25mm tube scope that starts at 3 or 4x and can get up to 12 or 15x and is a step up in glass from the VX3 line - there is a Khales 4-12x52 Multizero on TM but I wonder if the the x52 might make it "big"(and I'd rather do a swap if possible). I'll only be dialing to 500M max.

    Any thoughts

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    Swaro 3-10x42 with BRH reticule if its purely a hunting scope I reckon it would be the go, Don't bother wuth dialing just learn the reticule with your chosen load
    My VX6HD is fantastic for long range but way too many twiddly bits for a general purpose hunting scope in my book.

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    Zeiss HD5 3-15x42, lockable turrets. Not sure how the glass compares to a VX3 though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rwt View Post
    Zeiss HD5 3-15x42, lockable turrets. Not sure how the glass compares to a VX3 though.
    But brighter than vx3, easier eyebox too

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    What about a Schmidt&Bender Summit? Thatís a 1 inch tube.

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    https://www.tractoptics.com/products...ic-3-15x42-bdc

    Check out Tahr's review, he rates it better than his Zeiss better optics great tracking and 2 sets of turrets.
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    I would look at the z3 bt
    The z5 is really nice but its dam long

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    Z3, light and still cheapish. That or the VX3 which are light and small as well. Z5 $ Z6 are superb but more $


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    Swap you for a Zeiss HD5 5x25 mint condition

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rwt View Post
    Zeiss HD5 3-15x42, lockable turrets. Not sure how the glass compares to a VX3 though.
    Had the same thoughts as the op (30mm vx3 6.5-20 was just to much magnification when a long shot here is 300m) and went for the same suggestion here... Different turrets but happy wih the swap

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    For 500 - 600 yrds and a rifle you are going to carry a lot, up & down mountains - I'd being going for a light weight compact scope with good glass.
    A few that spring to mind VX6 2-12 x42, or Z3 4-12x50 either BT or one with ballistic reticle, or Ziess Z3 or Lieca ER5 2-10x50.
    Have a Ziess HD5 3-12x42 with Z800 reticle if that of interest for swap and some coin your way.

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    Leupold make a VX3i in 4.5-14x40
    But do check they have parallax adjustment.
    Online catalogues are ambiguous for diameter and photos.

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    If you really are certain you wont be dialing over 500M. I would look at something in the 2/3 to 10 range Leica sounds good in that size but to sit with your ideals you need to stay pretty short and well under 50 mm for the objective.

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    Thanks for the suggestions and offers guys, I need to do a bit of scheming . . . the VX-5hd is 20 oz and it would be good to shed a few but good glass isn't light glass (the Toric is 19 for example) so its not as straightforward as I was thinking it might be!

 

 

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