Why did it have to be Leupold...

Feb 17, 2010
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I'm looking for my next long range hunting scope. I have a few criteria that I'd like to have:
<29oz
3 to 5x on the low end (the more FOV the better)
15 power or more
exposed elevation turret with zero stop
capped (or locking) windage
illuminated
decent MOA or MIL hash reticle
Focal plane isn't a deal breaker
$2,000 and under

Only the VX5hd has checked all of those boxes.
The LRHS might work but the FOV is pretty small at 23' compared to 38' on the vx5

Anybody have any idea of what else fits this list?
 
Feb 17, 2010
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I have. I like the v6- the weight, and glass make it very attractive, but the turrets are either both exposed, or both capped and I don't believe the windage locks.
 
Jan 15, 2005
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The Mark 5 3.6-18 gets it done too. I have two Mark 5's Tremor 3 and a VX5HD 3-15 with the Impact 29 reticle and they're both great optics. With the SFP you don't need an illuminated reticle to pick it up in low light so I opted for the more functional reticle over one I could get illuminated.
 
Nov 10, 2009
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Vortex AMG. Love mine. It's 6 on the low end, but has a pretty good FOV for the power range. Ticks every other box of yours. The new price is higher than your budget, but I got mine used off the PX for $2000. They sell there all the time for around $2k.
 

Burdy

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Jul 10, 2013
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I'm looking for my next long range hunting scope. I have a few criteria that I'd like to have:
<29oz
3 to 5x on the low end (the more FOV the better)
15 power or more
exposed elevation turret with zero stop
capped (or locking) windage
illuminated
decent MOA or MIL hash reticle
Focal plane isn't a deal breaker
$2,000 and under

Only the VX5hd has checked all of those boxes.
The LRHS might work but the FOV is pretty small at 23' compared to 38' on the vx5

Anybody have any idea of what else fits this list?
Vudu 5-25 fits all your criteria.
 

Milo 2.5

The Admiral of Guns
Aug 7, 2014
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Miles- Do you know if the glass in the vx6 and vx5 are the same? I didn't realize the windage locked too, that's good to know!
I cannot answer that one, quite a price diff between the 2, I could only make an assumption. I had a Mark 5 i did not use and sold, or I could look.
Leupold great on answering emails if you want to try that.
 

Bender

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Feb 12, 2014
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I cannot answer that one, quite a price diff between the 2, I could only make an assumption. I had a Mark 5 i did not use and sold, or I could look.
Leupold great on answering emails if you want to try that.
Why you sell the mk5 Milo? You just bought it! Lol
 

Milo 2.5

The Admiral of Guns
Aug 7, 2014
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Why you sell the mk5 Milo? You just bought it! Lol
Crap, had a tough go getting rings, gave the kid one of my Kahles, sold the Mark 5, then bought VX3i Leupold to hunt with, Kahles was heavy. Then the kid said he did not like the Kahles, even though he was getting deadly with the .2 holds. Made a deal with him, this new leupy for the other 2 scopes, Kahles and vx3.
I just had stupid tattoo'd on my forehead today. I literally paid for 4 scopes to satisfy a 12 yr old.
 

Bender

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Feb 12, 2014
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Crap, had a tough go getting rings, gave the kid one of my Kahles, sold the Mark 5, then bought VX3i Leupold to hunt with, Kahles was heavy. Then the kid said he did not like the Kahles, even though he was getting deadly with the .2 holds. Made a deal with him, this new leupy for the other 2 scopes, Kahles and vx3.
I just had stupid tattoo'd on my forehead today. I literally paid for 4 scopes to satisfy a 12 yr old.
you are a good man milo. It’s better than video games!
 

beetroot

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Apr 10, 2018
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Miles- Do you know if the glass in the vx6 and vx5 are the same? I didn't realize the windage locked too, that's good to know!
Yes the glass is the same.
The price difference is due to all VX6hds had illumination and has the inbuilt level system, all come with alumia scope caps and a throw lever and all have exposed but locking elevation and windage.
 
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A question because I’m curious. If looking for a long range hunting scope, why is FOV at lowest power very important? What about clarity and resolution at high power?
 
Feb 17, 2017
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for my use of the rifle, it will see quite a bit of time in the mississippi woods, where low power/larger FOV is nice for picking up closer animals, especially in lower light.
This specifically is why i selected the STAC for hunting, the 2.5 power with 40ish FOV to 17 with 6ish feet FOV seems perfect and I can see through it well past legal shooting light. I did go with the covered turret model with illuminated reticle. I have one on my smokeless Muzzleloader and my rifles, I havent had issues in years.
 
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