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Old 08-27-2016, 3:46 PM
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Any opinions on Leupold VX-II 3-940 as a basic hunting scope for 270,308 and 30-06?
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Old 08-28-2016, 6:53 PM
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Yes it is a solid choice and they have a reputation for durability and quality but you do pay for it.

Optically superior scopes are available for less, but they will not be made in the USA. The VX2 is.
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Old 08-29-2016, 6:14 PM
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Yes it is a solid choice and they have a reputation for durability and quality but you do pay for it.

Optically superior scopes are available for less, but they will not be made in the USA. The VX2 is.
Would you mind naming a few? I'd like to shop around for them. Thanks!
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Old 08-29-2016, 7:42 PM
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You stated for hunting. The one choice is Leupold. The VX2 is excellent. I have 3-4 of them and about 8-10 of the older Varri-XII in 3-9X40. I have a Varri-XII in 2-7X40. I also have a couple of VX3 and a older Varri-XIII in 3.5-10X40, 4.5-14X40 and 6.5-20X40. There are some Leupold pistol scopes for my hunting pistols.

My 30-06 and 308 wear 3-9X40 VX3 duplex reticle. I have a number of other rifles that have 3-9X40 scope also. I will not own a 270 but the 3-9X40 is a good choice for it also.

The Leupold 3-9X40 duplex reticle sighted 2.75" high at 100 yards is overall the best choice on a hunting rifle. I do have a couple of long range hunting rifles with more powerful scopes now but they all started with 3-9X40 on them.

No need to shop. The Leupold glass is fine(great) and the scope will not fail you like some of the others that "have better glass". Leupold has a great warr which you will never need and that is very important in a hunting scope. Other may also have a great warr but you are more likely to need it.
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I just put a vx2 3-9x40 with CDS on my 270. Took off a Nikon pro staff 3-9 with bdc as I like the CDS better.
It's nice, but the monarch on the 06 is a touch better I think. Wish it wasn't a BDC though.
It will get traded out eventually. Probably with vx3i 3.5-10.
The 06 is my main elk gun and the 270 my back up. But the 270 is my main deer gun and sometimes hunting deer in open areas requires more precisons than a hold over.
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Would you mind naming a few? I'd like to shop around for them. Thanks!
Burris FFII, Vortex Diamondback for two.

http://www.opticstalk.com/inexpensiv...opic21176.html

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burris or even a redfield.
diamondback not so much. viper and better yes. I just don't care for entry level vortex.
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Burris FFII, Vortex Diamondback for two.

http://www.opticstalk.com/inexpensiv...opic21176.html
I didn't see where a VX-2 was in the comparison, just a Redfield. I really like the Fullfield II and I think the Diamondback is pretty good but neither scope is as good as a VX-2.
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