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    Leupold VXR

    Any one got any views or experience with the VXR scope ? thinking about changing the vx2 for one, red dot, larger tube supposedly better optics and light gathering properties?

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    Definitely better than a VX2, only criticism I have of the VXR was the crosshairs intersection was too thick for effective LR use, but they are not made for LR.
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Ok thanks for that. Apart from the slight increase in size and weight they appear to be quite a good choice for the bush

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    Definitely better than a VX2, only criticism I have of the VXR was the crosshairs intersection was too thick for effective LR use, but they are not made for LR.
    Yes agree with this, have a VXR-Patrol 3-9 x 40. Not a precision cross hair due to allowance of fibre optic that can be a bit annoying trying to shoot precision groups at rifle range. For practical hunting this is not a factor and almost the opposite on an animal, they are actually great. You get on target very quick in the bush in dark backgrounds much quicker than a fine black cross hair or if animal is running shot you can get on target.
    Have on a Ar at the moment and was popping off claybirds at 200m today 4 out 5 shots in the rain

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    Fitted the VXR and sighted it in at Taupo yesterday. Very pleased with the results with some good grouping with the 243 @100m
    for long range shooting i can see that a more powerful scope would give better results but for short to medium in the bush its looking good

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJM View Post
    Fitted the VXR and sighted it in at Taupo yesterday. Very pleased with the results with some good grouping with the 243 @100m
    for long range shooting i can see that a more powerful scope would give better results but for short to medium in the bush its looking good
    What reticle did you get?
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    I put a VXR Patrol with illuminated TMR reticule on my 30-06. The red dot can be turned off, or set to 8 different intensity brightness levels. The dot is about half moa -- 0.2 milrads so depending on your target bull shape you can hold pretty well central for group tests. Turrets feel a little exposed with no caps but in general I really like the scope and the millradian adjustments. Mine is a 3-9 and I am giving some thought to quitting a ffp 3-12 scope to buy another VXR Patrol or similar for one of my other rifles. The red dot is great in dull conditions or shadowed bush.

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    Firedot duplex

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    I have one and it has served me well. The laws where I deer hunt allow for harvesting deer 30 minutes before sunrise and 30 minutes after. The firedot gives me extra hunting time and I killed two deer and one wild hog that I otherwise would not have taken last season.

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    TJM if you don't mind me asking where did you purchase from. Used one of these a while ago and thought it was great.

 

 

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