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    Mid range Leupolds

    Could some one tell me just where the VX.R and VX3i sit in the line up of the leupy range

    The VX.R has a higher price point {manufactures spec} but it sits below the VX3! on the site.

    I'm not sure I totally understand the function of the VX.R
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    VXR - illuminated reticule.
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    Thanks Shearer, is that the only difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Thanks Shearer, is that the only difference?
    No 100% sure. I have heard the VX R is not as good optically but don't really know. The Leupold web site might be helpfull?
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    Cheers Shearer just been looking there, and the custom shop
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    I've come to the conclusion after a heap of research and looking through plenty of leupold's that a VXR = VX2 with a 30mm tube and Illumination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmay View Post
    I've come to the conclusion after a heap of research and looking through plenty of leupold's that a VXR = VX2 with a 30mm tube and Illumination.
    Yep, this is my understanding also

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    Ta. I'm actually comparing the VX3i 2-8x36 and the VX.R 3-9x40.
    Am keen for another VX3 2-8x36 but come across the VX.R and thought I'd ask you fellows about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Ta. I'm actually comparing the VX3i 2-8x36 and the VX.R 3-9x40.
    Am keen for another VX3 2-8x36 but come across the VX.R and thought I'd ask you fellows about them.
    If it's for a dedicated bush rifle the illumination is a great feature in my opinion. A mate of mine has the 3-9 VX R and prefers it to his Swarovski for the bush. Very quick target acquisition.
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    Nah, looking to lighten the 30 06 a bit , has a fairly hefty Leica Er on it at the moment and I bought one of the leupy 2-8's for the 9.3 a year or more back and am liking it a fair bit.
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    I've got a 2.5-8 VX3 on a Kimber and find it next to useless in low light. Might be my eyes! I got a 4-12 VX-R that im going to try when I get some 30mm rings.

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    How much do you want for it? was considering the VX3i with CDs adjustments.
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    The VX3? Let me get the 30mm rings sorted and I'll flick you a PM.
    The VX3 also has a S.O.D on it in MOA so that might be up you alley!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireflite View Post
    The VX3? Let me get the 30mm rings sorted and I'll flick you a PM.
    The VX3 also has a S.O.D on it in MOA so that might be up you alley!
    is it a vx3 or a vxIII ? the older vxIII was not so good in low light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    is it a vx3 or a vxIII ? the older vxIII was not so good in low light.
    VX3
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