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Old December 4, 2007, 04:59 PM   #1
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Leupold VX-I vs. VX-II

Well I just bought the VX-I for my rifle a few days ago. Think I made the right choice?

I couldn't see much of a difference between the VX-I and VX-II...

If the VX-II really is worth the extra money I could always return my VX-I. I just know if it is worth the trouble..


P.S. The scope is used for hunting Whitetail deer in Florida and the occasional trip to the range.
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Old December 4, 2007, 08:14 PM   #2
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Well I found this VX-II for $269.99 so I am returning the VX-I...

This is a fabulous deal!

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...exId=cat602870
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Old December 4, 2007, 10:14 PM   #3
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That's a pretty good price for a new VX II.

How do you like that x-mark pro trigger, Wake?
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Old December 4, 2007, 11:47 PM   #4
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That's a pretty good price for a new VX II.

How do you like that x-mark pro trigger, Wake?
Haven't had a chance to use the gun yet. (I go to college, and I have been preparing for finals)

I can tell you that it feels damn good dry firing it though. Low pull weight and it breaks like glass.

I can't wait to get that new VX-II
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Old December 5, 2007, 08:24 PM   #5
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I think either one is fine for deer hunting and the range. I think when you get to the higher powers (over 9X) that is where you will really see a difference.
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Old December 6, 2007, 05:48 AM   #6
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As I recall,the difference is in the adjustments.The VXII has positive click 1/4 MOA adjustments,and the VXI has friction adjustments.
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Old December 6, 2007, 10:31 AM   #7
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As I recall,the difference is in the adjustments.The VXII has positive click 1/4 MOA adjustments,and the VXI has friction adjustments.
Ya that is correct.

The VX-II is also supposed to have better lenses.
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Old December 6, 2007, 09:14 PM   #8
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Leupold VXIIc

I have a VXIIc 3x9 that I bought used for $150.00.

The scope is very precise in its adjustments and has 2MOA friction adjustments marked at 1/2 inch increments. 1/4 inch adjustments are obtained by setting the pointer between the 1/2 inch increments. Even finer adjustments may be made.

It has a fine duplex cross hair and is 40mm at eye piece an maybe 48mm on the front bell.

Can someone tell me anything about this scope and what the "c" stands for in VXIIc.
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Old December 6, 2007, 10:04 PM   #9
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The VX-II I bought has 1/4" MOA clicking adjustments.



I know that Leupold uses letters in their serial number to tell when the scope was built...


Quote:
Prefix: Suffix:
E = 1974 A = 1993
F = 1975 B = 1994
G = 1976 C = 1995
H = 1977 D = 1996
J = 1978 E = 1997
K =1979 F = 1998
L = 1980 G = 1999
M = 1981 H = 2000
N = 1982 J = 2001
P = 1983 K = 2002
R = 1984 L = 2003
S = 1985 M = 2004
T = 1986 N = 2005
U = 1987 P = 2006
V = 1988 R = 2007
W = 1989
X = 1990
Y = 1991
Z = 1992
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Old December 6, 2007, 11:02 PM   #10
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JMHO I tested all 3 at gunshop. VX1,2,3. All looked brite outside. Inside was different with florecent lighting. I foccused on a white sale board on the other side of the store. The VX1 made the board look slightly yellow. The VX2,3 made the board look white. I couldn't tell the difference between the VX2 vs. the VX3.
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Old December 6, 2007, 11:30 PM   #11
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This link will tell you the difference between Leupold scope lines:

http://http://www.leupold.com/tactical/resources/faq/#questionFive
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Old December 10, 2007, 05:39 PM   #12
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Direct from Leupold:

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The difference between the 2 scopes would be in the light transmission
and the adjustments.

The VX 1 has multicoated lenses and friction style adjustments (no
clicks). The light transmission is 86%.

The VX-II has Multi-coat IV lens coating and click adjustments. The
light transmission is 92%.
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