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    Vx6 or March Tactical

    Hey I'm thinking of one of these scopes for my lightweight build that abes doing for me at the moment and the last bit is the scope, either the vx6 3-18x50 or March Tactical 2.5x25x42 any thoughts or input from people that own or have had first hand experience with either of these scopes would be appreciated.

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    Which ones the lightest? light weight build after all.

    Im happy with my vx6 but haven't had a march to compare it to.
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    The vx6 50 is 590 grams give or take and the march is 620 grams from memory so 30 grams is not a deal breaker there

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    I have the VX6 3-18x44 on my 7.5 pound 7/375, probably not the lightest scope, but it does everything very well and is not the heaviest either.

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    Get the Leupold.
    The 44mm should be lighter than the the 50.
    The VX6 has fantastic glass & the warantee is second to none.
    If you are building a super light weight rig the lighter the better.
    Even look at the 4.5-14 x 40 VX3 CDS lighter still & plenty of guys have already said they don't use the March over 16-18 power what is the point of the extra mag ?
    Lets not even talk about $$$

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    Yep the march is a 18x scope at best. But the physical size of the VX6 is alot bigger than the march and the turrets are shit.
    If its not for a serious long range gun where you will be dialing for wind go the vx6, if it is for a long range rifle and you can live with mushy turrets go the vx6, if you have to have nice turrets and can live with the march being hard to use over 18x get the march.

    Both scopes are a compromise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Get the Leupold.
    The 44mm should be lighter than the the 50.
    The VX6 has fantastic glass & the warantee is second to none.
    If you are building a super light weight rig the lighter the better.
    Even look at the 4.5-14 x 40 VX3 CDS lighter still & plenty of guys have already said they don't use the March over 16-18 power what is the point of the extra mag ?

    Lets not even talk about $$$
    The 44 is only 40 grams lighter than the 50 I have considered both and would you go with the 50 objective for better light gathering ability for the extra 40 grams? I'm not interested in the vx3 as I'm after a lower power for in the bush and something with the versatility of the extra mag for the longrange stuff

    Thanks for the input re the march not being able to be used above 16-18 power as having never had or looked through one myself I wouldn't have known until it turned up, not hugely worried about price difference as I have found out the hard way the more you change things the more it costs in the end so better to buy what your after the first time up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.R View Post
    Yep the march is a 18x scope at best. But the physical size of the VX6 is alot bigger than the march and the turrets are shit.
    If its not for a serious long range gun where you will be dialing for wind go the vx6, if it is for a long range rifle and you can live with mushy turrets go the vx6, if you have to have nice turrets and can live with the march being hard to use over 18x get the march.

    Both scopes are a compromise.
    Considering the above and you having had or have both of them what do you prefer and consider the better of the two scopes without considering the price? As with everything there is always a compromise and if you have any ideas on other scopes that may suit what I'm trying to achieve then I'm open to ideas

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    I can't handle the mushy turrets of the VX6 and the capped windage turret for a serious long range rifle, for up to 500-600 yards its fine but any further than that and I want in capped good feeling turrets. Also the VX6 is a physically large scope, about the same size as a Premier LT so that needs to be considered. How ever the VX6 eats the march for light gathering.

    You would need to be more specific whith what you want to do with your rifle for me to make the call either way.
    You are on the right track tho, I think they are the best two options for a lightweight long range rifle.
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    I suppose anything is lighter than a night force,

    I have to weigh in for the 4.5-14x40 vx3. (428grams) cds works well enough for hunting
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.R View Post
    I can't handle the mushy turrets of the VX6 and the capped windage turret for a serious long range rifle, for up to 500-600 yards its fine but any further than that and I want in capped good feeling turrets. Also the VX6 is a physically large scope, about the same size as a Premier LT so that needs to be considered. How ever the VX6 eats the march for light gathering.

    You would need to be more specific whith what you want to do with your rifle for me to make the call either way.
    You are on the right track tho, I think they are the best two options for a lightweight long range rifle.
    That sums it all up well
    I don't mind the turrets each there own
    I Spose, don't find the windage turret being capped an issue.
    Cam if your trying to go light that 30-40 grams is a big issue.
    I'd take 44mm over 50mm for that reason alone.

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    The VX3 4.5-14x40 CDS is a good lightweight scope, but for shots over about 500m, I find the inability to dial for wind and lack of decent reticule for wind estimation a problem.
    I have looked closely at and played with the VX6 3-18x44 CDS and really like the more useful magnification range, superb optics and ability to dial windage.
    Can't comment on the mushy turrets as I haven't used one in the field.

    I'm also trying to choose a new scope for a lightweight, long range rifle so this is an interesting thread to watch!

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    If you don't want (need) more than 15 power, I would look seriously at a Premier LT 3-15x50. I have one on my light (ish) LR rifle and really like it. It's FFP though, so if you are thinking of bush hunting with it, definitely get an illuminated reticle version. Physically its about the same size and weight as a VX6 50mm. I'm putting a VX6 3-18x50 on my next build, but it will eventually be replaced I think if something with better turrets becomes available. I'm still holding out hope for a 5-25 version of the Premier LT...
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.R View Post
    I can't handle the mushy turrets of the VX6 and the capped windage turret for a serious long range rifle, for up to 500-600 yards its fine but any further than that and I want in capped good feeling turrets. Also the VX6 is a physically large scope, about the same size as a Premier LT so that needs to be considered. How ever the VX6 eats the march for light gathering.

    You would need to be more specific whith what you want to do with your rifle for me to make the call either way.
    You are on the right track tho, I think they are the best two options for a lightweight long range rifle.
    Ohk the rifle is a 22 inch barell 7mm Saum with a McMillan hunters edge on it, fluted barell and bolt will be used as my main hunting rifle so not specifically for bush or longrange but capable of both, leaning towards the longer stuff eg kaimanawas river flats etc and hunting slips in the ureweras and ruahines, BRADS I respect your comment about the 30 or 40 grams but to me if one scope is noticeably better for that small weight disadvantage then I will happily deal with it
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    I've got almost exactly the same rifle, I put a Bushnell 6500 2.5 -16 x 42 scope on it. It has the mildot reticle. On 16x the mildots are 2 MOA apart (the mildot is set for 10x). Turrets seem to work fine., although clicks are not .25, more like .263. Dials fine. Picked it up second hand for $800. The scope is supposed to be 17oz , but is more like 19oz.

 

 

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