Leupold VX-3 3.5-10 x 10

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by okdonk, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    This topic maybe discussed already, i couldn't find any threads related to this. So i apologise if been discussed.
    I'm interested and planning to buy the Remington 700 SPS Tactical bolt action (either the 223 or 308 caliber). Most probably i'm gettinf the 223 caliber as the ammo cheaper and i own an AR15 too.
    And planning to get this Leupold VX-3 3.5-10 x 40 scope. Is it good? Any recommendations or opinions?

    http://www.opticsplanet.net/leupold-vx3-35-10x40mm-rifle-scope.html

    And do i need these 2 items to put on the Remington 700?

    http://www.midwayusa.com/Product/98...elevated-base-remington-700-long-action-matte)

    http://www.midwayusa.com/Product/463702/leupold-1-qrw-quick-release-weaver-style-rings-matte-low

    Also last question, i seen some youtube videos, the Remington 700 SPS Tactical (223) caliber been suppressed. I couldn't find any sellers selling it with threaded barrel except the 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD (308). Are those owners in youtube had their barrels threaded by gunsmiths or upgrading with aftermarket threaded barrels?

    Sorry for a lot questions. Mind me as i'm new and still learning towards this Bolt Action Rifle world.
    Thank you so much.
     
  2. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    For range rifles ether look like a good place to start. The .223 will like a faster twist than the 1-9 for heavier bullets but should do well out to 400 to 600 yards with 68gr to 72gr. It should also preform better than the 308 and is more affordable to reload. Might want to look for more power in a scope for range work like a 6-24 . For a hunting rifle and scope , fine choices. Coyotes for the 223 , deer and larger for the 308. , if not a bit heavy. Scope is fine for hunting but a nicon might save some money and offer a wider power range. -http://www.opticsplanet.net/nikon-monarch-25-10x42-riflescopes.html The scope base you have markered is a long action base so watch that. You need a short.
     

  3. heavyliftn

    heavyliftn New Member

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    I have just bought an FNH FNAR 308(7.62x51mm) light barrel and have been looking for a scope. Some of my friends have recommended a Vortex Crossfire 4-12x40 V-Brite. From what i have read it seems to be a good scope. I am open to any suggestions cause i have looked at nikon and leupold
     
  4. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    I did some research too. Mostly recommended Leupold and Nikon.
     
  5. xSTRIKERx

    xSTRIKERx New Member

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    I have lots of Leupold scopes I have a 3.5x10x50 TMR reticle on my rig I highly recommend Leupold
     
  6. Hookeye

    Hookeye Active Member

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    Leupold dropped the VX3 3.5-10X with 40mm front and AO (adjustable objective) some time ago.
    FWIW I wouldn't shoot varmints or targets without an AO scope.
    Think you can get it (AO) in a 50mm front now, which I think sucks 'cause then you usually have to get high rings and then your face is up off the stock (most folks). So then you gotta add a cheekpiece.
    I'd get the 4.5-14X with 40mm front and AO.

    Since I don't adjust my scopes clickety click in the field I'm content with just a VX2 4-12X with AO.
     
  7. Hookeye

    Hookeye Active Member

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    Oh yeah, I usually run Weaver bases and Burris Signature Zee rings.
    You spend that much for a scope, might as well use good rings that won't mark it up should you later want to move it to something else.
     
  8. xSTRIKERx

    xSTRIKERx New Member

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    I fired a SCAR Heavy 18" or 17" with a nice Elcan Spectre on top
     
  9. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    The crossfire is the entry level vortex, the warranty an repair on this model is the highest alot of returns on it, spend the extra 40$ step up to the diamondback, way better coatings an glass, also if u can afford it I recomend the viper line of scopes very high quality vortex opics. I have a vortex viper hs on a 243 an its crystal clear, an I mean crystal clear the dead hold bdc is great, low light is very good, I got it at my local gun shop for around 500$ I believe cant remember for sure. Side by side with a ziess conquest 4.5x14 I have I cant tell any optic difference at all.
     
  10. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Also why use the alum bases??? High quality leupold or burris bases are the way to go. Use good steel bases for those high quality burris rings. That way its steel on steel. That my thoughts tho, any quality scope needs the quality bases an rings
     
  11. Hookeye

    Hookeye Active Member

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    I've never had a problem with the durability of the aluminum Weaver bases, on my .300 and 7mm mags, or my buddies bigger stuff.
    Of the dozens had, I did get one set with the holes off center.
    But then I've seen some pricey rings and bases by other manufacturers a little less than they should have been too.

    Aluminum- one less thing to rust.

    Slight flex (if it's there) might make for more solid anchoring of the base itself.

    I only run cheap guns, like lowly Remingtons, it's not like I'm putting them on a Dakota or some classic Browning Safari bolt rig ;)
     
  12. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Does it matter the cost of the gun??? Whats wrong with a remmy??? I just said why not use steel bases since u are using top notch rings like burris, yes I think burris zee an leupold prw rings are top notch rings, that is outside the custom units. Never said the trusted old weave bases dont work I just think steel are better
     
  13. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    I have used leupold for many yrs never a single prob, as of late it seems many are havin probs with leupold???? I cant say that other than my own mishaps, I just had to try the vortex everyone was raving about, suprise suprise very high quality optics
     
  14. xSTRIKERx

    xSTRIKERx New Member

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    Im looking for somthing like that to put on a .22 rig im working on how's millit
     
  15. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Millit good quality stuff there, but on a 22 why not go with burris rings an bases a lil less money but same quality, that is if your .22 is drilled an tapped for bases , if not look no further than the steel,burris zee .22 rings, u need high rings on a 22 dovetail mount to clear a 40 mm scope, if u are using a 32mm or smaller obj scope the mediums are fine.
     
  16. xSTRIKERx

    xSTRIKERx New Member

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    Yeah I looked at the 35mm Burris rings I think im going that route
     
  17. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Ask any gunsmith the burris rings run high on the quality list u wont be sorry an they also mount with no damage to your scope good choice pal
     
  18. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'd personally stick to the top of the line Leupold or Nikon in medium price scopes. Leupold mounts and rings are excellent as well.
     
  19. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    +1 Agree! Burris rings are good too.