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Old August 29, 2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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Leupold VX6 3x18 44mm Firedot..... quick observations...

Needed to upgrade the optics on my predator rifle so I moved my Docter scope to it and upgraded the JOC rifles optics..
The JOC rifle now wears Leupold's new top of the line VX6 series in 3x18 44mm with custom CDS and Firedot. Build quality and finish is top shelf all the way. Nothing plastic on the VX6, aluminum with rubber eyepiece. It certainly sets a new high end optic bar at Leupold being their halo scope. Clarity and eye relief is ridiculous. Field of view is wide and crisp from edge to edge on any power while retaining long eye relief. I chose the fine duplex Firedot. The illuminated Firedot is very clever. It is easily adjustable in brightness and doesn't create any residual reflection of light in the scope. The dot brightness can be dimmed to almost imperceptible low light use. It also has a motion sensor in it that turns off if the scope isnt moved for 5 minutes. It instantly comes back on with the slightest movement. You can even program the order the Firedot changes in brightness. Leupold will also make you a free CDS turret for the exact load and bullet you are using figuring many ballistic factors. They then custom laser engrave the turret for your scope. Turrets are easily interchangeable. The turrets are also low profile and won't snag while stalking. It seems to be outstanding in about every thing you could ever want in a optic. My eyes give it a equal match with the Swarovski Z6 3x18 in optics but I preferred the Luepold's design and layout better. My gut thinks the Leupold will be a tougher scope. All things considered the Leupold VX6 sets a new high standard for Leupold optics, competing with and bettering scopes costing 2-3x in money.. Its a stalking scope and a bean field scope all wrapped up into one package. The 3x18 is going to be very popular. IMO.





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Low power and High power
Actual Magnification Low3.00 x High 18.00 x
Linear Field of View (ft/100 yd) Low 38.00 ft High 7.00 ft
Linear Field of View (m/100 m) Low12.60 m High 2.30 m
Eye Relief (in) Low 3.70 in High 3.80 in
Eye Relief (mm)Low94.00 mm High 97.00 mm

Weight (oz) 21.80 oz
Weight (g) 618.00 g
Objective Clear Aperture (in) 1.70 in
Objective Clear Aperture (mm) 44.00 mm
Elevation Adjustment Range 75.00 moa
Windage Adjustment Range 75.00 moa


Quantum Optical System
Xtended Twilight Lens System
DiamondCoat 2
2nd Generation Argon/Krypton Waterproofing
Lead Free
6:1 Zoom Ratio
Generous Eyebox
FireDot Illumination
Pop-Up Rezero Adjustments
Blackened Lens Edges
Twin Bias Spring Erector System
Extreme Fast-Focus Eyepiece
CDS (Custom Dial System)
BAS (Ballistic Aiming System)
MST (Motion Sensor Technology)
1/4 MOA Finger Click
Extended Battery Life
30mm Maintube
Side Focus
Custom Shop serviceable
Tactile Power Selector
6061-T6 Aircraft Quality Aluminum
Leupold Scope Cover
24K Gold Ring and Medallion
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Old August 30, 2013, 11:58 AM   #2
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Great review, I've been wanting a leupold and after reading this review I considering forgoing groceries
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Old August 30, 2013, 12:18 PM   #3
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Very nice write-up.
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Old August 30, 2013, 01:05 PM   #4
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Think of all the meat you will get with a super scope riding on your rile....

All kidding aside, this scope is a steal of a price for what you get and considering the cost of the competition. Its one of those scopes that you don't look through unless you are ready to buy, because once you look through it, you will want it. I would consider the 3x18 one of the most advanced leap in hunting optics in the last 30 years. I honestly think it is the next great thing to push ALOT of hunters into these new optics.


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Old December 18, 2013, 12:52 PM   #5
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I returned my VX-6. The power adjustment wheel is simply too tight. For $1000, it should be smooth as glass, like my cheaper scopes. It should only require 1 hand to adjust, not a channel lock pliers !!
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