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Thread: Leupold 3.5 - 10 x40 is firedot worth it?

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    Leupold 3.5 - 10 x40 is firedot worth it?

    The Leupold 3.5 - 10 x 40 vx3 firedot, is it worth the extra dosh over the standard duplex reticle? I think there is approximately $300 difference between them? Iím looking at this scope for my all round, one centrefire rifle. Bush and tops setup.
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    dark bush,dim light,late evening,early morning...think youve answered your own question......

    coming from fella who doesnt spend more than $300 on a scope......... but to whom being able to pick up target quickly is very important.
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    I liked the firedot in the VX5 I had, I think it was only $150 difference when I bought it.
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    For the extra $300 its not worth it.
    Its the last thing i think about when shooting a animal, also if its that dim or dark and you need a firedot to shoot its time to go home. For me its not a game changer.

    Price would be getting up there to a very tidy second hand vx5.

    Just googled a vx3 for the $1400 i would be looking at a second hand vx5 off here for a few hundred more and good chance it might have firedot
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    Yeah 100% worth it
    They are all I want to use these days and it takes the thinking out of shooting moving animals just put the dot where you want the bullet to go


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    I donít think I can stress enough how good they are on black pigs the normal recticle disappears and is a fudge at best under tree cover

    With the firedot itís like childís play plus the duplex guides your eye in far better than a stand alone red dot, I use subs and need to basically place my shot where it needs to be and itís just super fast with it


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    @Matt308 you can see why i brought a scope with firedot i think i asked the same question
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    @bigbear Haha yeah I think Iíll spend the extra $, I read someone on hear say ďbuy once, cry onceĒÖ.. itíd be the most money Iíve spent on a scope lol
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    Fire dot is great IMHO. Just helps me to concentrate on my aim a lot better.
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