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Posted: 6/15/2011 7:28:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/15/2011 7:29:10 PM EDT by Rocksarge]
I pulled the trigger on one.  I liked the Hog Plex and the lighted reticle.  Got if for about $440 shipped from SWFA and bought the same mount they used in the Gunblast test.  It is replacing my Aimpoint as I wanted a tad more magnification without breaking the bank for an aimpoint magnifier.  





Lemme know if you have one and what you think.  Hope to shoot my 308 ORC with it a week from tomorrow after I have some loads I've worked up.



It's going on this:




 
Link Posted: 6/15/2011 8:04:39 PM EDT
Tag for review
Link Posted: 6/15/2011 8:25:19 PM EDT



Originally Posted By NorthPolar:


Tag for review
I've got ammo ready to go and get this thing sighted in.  Ordered everything on Tuesday night.  Can't wait!!!





 
Link Posted: 6/16/2011 10:37:48 AM EDT
They are one hell of a dynomite optic, you will enjoy it!












Hog dies with one 75 grain handload at 190 laser measured yards!
Link Posted: 6/16/2011 10:49:03 AM EDT
EAVERTON, Ore. - Boars beware - Leupold® has introduced the VX-R™ HOG illuminated riflescope featuring a specially designed FireDot™ Pig Plex reticle for fast target acquisition and precise shot placement.

The new VX-R HOG is a 1.25-4x20mm riflescope, well suited for the terrain and conditions typical of wild boar country. Its FireDot Pig Plex reticle is not only illuminated, but calibrated to frame up a mature hog and provide just the right amount of lead on running boars.

"As a sponsor of Brian 'Pigman' Quaca, we wanted to design a riflescope that matches his passion and commitment to hog hunting," commented Andy York, vice president of sales, marketing and technology for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. "Brian and his fellow boar hunters around the country are now rigged for pig with the VX-R HOG, which offers true daylight-capable illumination, a bright and crisp aiming point, low-profile mount and a forgiving eyebox that allows a quick and comfortable cheek weld."

The HOG and other VX-R illuminated riflescopes combine proprietary powered fiber optic technology and the exclusive FireDot reticle to provide hunters with exceptional target definition and acquisition, in the bright light of day as well as the low light of dawn or dusk.

VX-R scopes feature a single push button illumination system with Leupold's own Motion Sensor Technology (MST™). A touch of the button illuminates the dot within the reticle. By repeatedly pressing the button, the user can select between eight different intensity settings including a high-low indicator, which flashes when either the maximum or minimum intensity is reached. After five minutes of inactivity, the illumination system automatically switches to stand-by mode, but reactivates at the same intensity setting whenever the rifle is moved. This helps extend battery life and, by reducing movement, allows the hunter to maintain greater stealth in the field.

In addition, the VX-R has a fiber optic light pipe with a precisely cut, meticulously polished tip designed to deliver an illuminated dot that can be easily seen in bright light, yet is not overpowering in low-light conditions. Once activated, the dot illuminates with bright, sharp definition, while the rest of the reticle remains non-illuminated. This combination leads the eye naturally to the center aiming point and makes target acquisition quick, precise and simple.

Rig for Pig With Leupold's® New VX-R™ HOG Illuminated Riflescope





Link Posted: 6/16/2011 12:06:18 PM EDT
thanks for the info guys.  nice looking hogs!
Link Posted: 6/16/2011 5:38:24 PM EDT
I'm pissed.  SWFA didn't tell me they were backordered when I made the order.
Link Posted: 6/17/2011 3:24:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Rocksarge:
I'm pissed.  SWFA didn't tell me they were backordered when I made the order.


Yikes, I got mine at Optics Planet, got here in 48 hours, mounted and zeroed it in, and 48 hours later nailed my first hog at 190 yards with it.

BTW, this Leopold Hog is replacing a Burris Xtreme Tactical 1-4X Ballistic Scope,, which is an outstanding 1-4X scope, but the Leopold is about two inches shorter, lighter, and just as good glass and optics. Since I do allot of night hunting, the Fire-Dot reticule is NICE!!!
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 9:20:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 9:41:05 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Melvin_Johnson:


The "tactical" version looks promising.



http://swfa.com/Leupold-125x20-VX-R-Patrol-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P49444.aspx


very nice!



 
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 9:50:58 AM EDT
lol of course they come out with a tactical model . I just bought a mark 4 1x3 saturday .
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 10:33:44 AM EDT
mine hasn't shipped but i don't have the extra scratch


Originally Posted By jwb47:


lol of course they come out with a tactical model . I just bought a mark 4 1x3 saturday .






 
Link Posted: 6/26/2011 5:34:08 PM EDT
I have the tactical version on order and will post some pics as soon as I can.

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Link Posted: 6/26/2011 5:41:37 PM EDT
How would you estimate the ruggedness of this scope compares to, say, the Burris 1-4x Tac30? Thx!...
Tomac
Link Posted: 6/26/2011 5:56:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/28/2011 5:55:51 PM EDT by 9divdoc]
Originally Posted By Melvin_Johnson:
The "tactical" version looks promising.

http://swfa.com/Leupold-125x20-VX-R-Patrol-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P49444.aspx


very nice indeed!....and fairly light wt.
Link Posted: 6/26/2011 6:44:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Melvin_Johnson:
I have the tactical version on order and will post some pics as soon as I can.

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Please do so!
Link Posted: 6/27/2011 6:02:30 AM EDT
Yes, these are some very nice optics for the money, very impressed with how compact and light they are too compared to other similar scopes.
Link Posted: 6/27/2011 11:48:00 AM EDT
Spoke with Leupold today and they stated the VX-R Patrol optics will hit dealer's shelves starting in August.
Link Posted: 6/27/2011 9:04:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/27/2011 9:04:33 PM EDT by MadMackintosh]
I'm pretty much settled on the VX-R tactical.
The Firedot SPR is exactly what I've been looking for.
Only thing I don't like is it looks like it has exposed turrets.

Can't find this model on Leupold's website, wonder why.
Link Posted: 6/28/2011 5:24:45 AM EDT




Originally Posted By MadMackintosh:

I'm pretty much settled on the VX-R tactical.

The Firedot SPR is exactly what I've been looking for.

Only thing I don't like is it looks like it has exposed turrets.



Can't find this model on Leupold's website, wonder why.


Leupold's website is usually behind. It doesn't list the VX-6 series either. I would like to see Leupold incorporate the FireDot technology in the VX-6 (true 1x and 6x total magnification).

Link Posted: 6/28/2011 5:15:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/28/2011 5:16:07 PM EDT by SkyPup]
My good friend liked my Leopold VX-R 1-4X Pig Plex Hog Scope on my SIG 556 so much he got one for his Ruger Mini 30 and two days after he mounted it and zeroed it in he nailed a nice snacker with his new rig.

This scope is DA BOMB for CQ out to 225 yards!!!

Link Posted: 7/1/2011 6:18:30 PM EDT
Please see here for pics of my new Tactical:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=18&t=541046
Link Posted: 7/5/2011 4:05:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Melvin_Johnson:
Please see here for pics of my new Tactical:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=18&t=541046


Nice writeup, I love my Hog Scope, it replaced my Burris XTR 1-4X.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:29:56 PM EDT
any one got a behind the scope view of the pig plex recticle
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:16:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:00:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2011 7:01:29 PM EDT by NorthPolar]
Originally Posted By Rabbit91476:
any one got a behind the scope view of the pig plex recticle


Gimme one sec and I'll see if i can dig up the gunblast one..

Not sure if I like the SPR or Pig Plex better...

Edit:

Got it

Link Posted: 8/12/2011 9:00:46 PM EDT
not a pronounced as i would of thought. wonder what power that is
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