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Posted: 12/30/2005 11:59:34 PM EDT
Leupold VX-III 4.5-14x50mm Long Range Illuminated Reticle Rifle Scope w/ German #4 Reticle


Has this reticle:




These specs:


Actual Magnification: 4.9(4.5x) 14.4(14x)
Length (in): 12.8
Eyepiece Length (in): 3.2
Objective Length (in): 3.7
Objective Diameter (in): 2.3
Eyepiece Diameter (in): 1.6
Tube Diameter: 30mm
Weight: 21.5 oz. / 609.5 grams
Eye Relief (in): 4.4(4.5x) 3.6(14x)
Eye Relief (mm): 112(4.5x) 92(14x)
Obj. Lens Diameter: 2.0in / 50mm
Max. Adjustment @ 100 yds (in): 80
Max. Adjustment @ 100 m (cm): 222
FOV @ 100 yds (ft): 19.1(4.5x) 7.4(14x)
FOV @ 100 m (m): 6.4(4.5x) 2.5(14x)


Any thoughts? Experience? Pros/Cons? Looking at getting a new variable that give me better power for 300-500yd shots with illuminated reticle.


- rem
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 4:02:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:23:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By new-arguy:


Look into the Leupold Mark IV, MR/T scope. Its a 3-9x with much shorter eye relief. Its specifically made to be mounted to an AR.




+1
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:57:34 AM EDT
Thanks, I didnt notice the eye relief... but I thought more eye relief was better if it is not too long of a scope?


- rem
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 10:27:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 10:35:06 AM EDT by Duffy]
if the eye relief is too long, you'll have a harder time finding a spot to mount it in order to get a proper cheekweld, you'll also need to be careful when choosing rings for it, you may have to go with cantilever rings set like LaRue's SPR/EER, if you can't move the scope forward enough on the upper receiver.
Now if you have a URX or MRP rail handguards that have continuous rails and are stable enough to mount optics on, that would alleviate some of the concerns, as you can move the scope back and forth as you wish. Or yo have to get a riser that extends beyond the upper receiver, like ARMS #36 or #38 extended.
But still that's a lot of scope for the AR, I'd go with NAG's advice and get a 3-9x.

See what I had to do to get this long eye relief USO SN3 to work on an AR?



This scope is now where it belongs, on a Remy 700
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:32:15 PM EDT
Yes I see what you mean, and I had planned on having a continuous rail, monolithic basically, so adjustment of the scope position shouldnt be an issue. Thanks for the advice,

- rem
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 3:59:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 4:43:25 PM EDT
More than likely an LMT MRP upper.


- rem
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 4:46:00 PM EDT
its an OK scope I have one have had another different recticle and I am not overly pleased with it, you would be better off spending a few hundred more and going with a higher level Leupold
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 5:57:33 PM EDT
Yeah I'm looking at the Leupold Mark 4 3-9x36mm MR/T M3 – Illuminated Reticle (Mil-Dot) now....

Trying to find some decent prices on it.


- rem
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 6:55:44 PM EDT
Mark 4 is a much better scope than a Vari-XIII in my opnion
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:22:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 7:25:28 PM EDT by JTinIN]
Once you get use to them, the Mil dot works well and gives you a BDC once you learn you load and point of impact.

Use to always like the 3.5 to 10 Leupold's a little better for a high power scope, as ten power was enough for a .223. However - after getting an used 4.5 to 14, I find can shoot off hand ok with the 4.5 setting and the 40% more power is nice for plinking small targets at a distance.

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