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Old November 12, 2012, 01:43 AM   #1
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What's your opinion of the Leupold VX1 scopes?

I have two recent purchases, a Sig 716 and a Springfield M1A standard, both in 308, neither of which will see much field time.

I want a 4-12 power scope for them.

What about the VX1 line of Leupold scopes?

SWFA seems to have a reasonable price for them.

http://swfa.com/Leupold-4-12x40-VX-1...pe-P51856.aspx
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Old November 13, 2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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I am a Leupold fan and have 1 VX 1 scope out of the 40 + Leupold scopes I own at present. For a low end scope it is real good, but not as good as the VX 11`s and they are not as good as the VX 111`s. If you can swing it I would recomand you go with the at least the VX 11`s. They have click adjustment where the 1`s don`t and a lense coating that helps. If you can`t swing the 2`s the 1`s are good scopes.
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Old November 14, 2012, 12:07 AM   #3
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Thanks. That sounds like good info.
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Old November 14, 2012, 02:08 AM   #4
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This year's VX-1 (not last year's VX-I) is pretty much the same scope as last year's VX-II, clicks and all.
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Old November 15, 2012, 08:40 PM   #5
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VX-II (roman numerals) were phased out several years ago in favor of the VX-2 (arabic numbers).

There have been several upgrades in recent years. The VX-1 is an improvemnent over the older VX-I. Starting in January of this year all of Leupolds lineup was upgraded. The current production VX-1's are pretty good. I have a 2012 model VX-2 that is better than a 5 year old VX-3. I'm sure the VX-3's are improved as well.
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Old November 15, 2012, 10:50 PM   #6
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This year's VX-1 (not last year's VX-I) is pretty much the same scope as last year's VX-II, clicks and all.
Good to hear. I've got two of the older VX-I scopes without the click adjustments, they're not bad scopes, but they're a little pricey for what they are if I had paid retail.
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