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What are some of your guys favorite leupold scopes? betwen the vx-1 vx-2 and the rifleman?

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I like the VX-II. It's a very nice scope, but not near as hard on the wallet as the VX-III. I don't know about the Rifleman. Up here in Alaska you buy the best scope you can possibly afford, and make sacrifices to get it. I looked at it like insurance. Access is tough up here, and by the time I put the time and expense into getting in position for a shot, I don't want to take the chance of a fogged or bumped scope. The expense associated with trying again can easily exceed the price of the scope upgrade.

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yea i am sort of stuck between the vx-II and the rifleman.. ive heard good things about both

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Try a alternative to Leupold, you may be surprised

Dek, I would suggest a good look at Burris scopes. They have a lifetime warrenty and from my recent experience with them, they have great optics. I now use a Pentax (Burris) Lightseeker on my long range rifle, .264 Win Mag. and find it to be better optics than my vari-x III 6.5 x 20 target.

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I have both the Vari X II and riflemen and the Vari XII seems a little clearer.Could be len's coating ???

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I've heard a lot of folks (not on this forum) who blast the Leuplold Rifleman. The fact is that the Rifleman is actually the original Vari-X II just renamed, in matte finish with wide duplex reticle. Same specs, coating, MOA adjust, tube, etc. I've always had great luck with my older Vari-X II's, Vari-X III's, and my newer Rifleman scope. According to Leuplod, all their scopes are built to the exact same repeatable accuracy, duability, and quality standards. The difference between the models is the lens coating, MOA increments, parrellax adjust. This is according to Leupold.

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VX I....3X9X40 mm...Love it...crystal clear in any conditions....plus cant beat the life time garantee.... Thumbs up

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VXIII

Just get the VX-III and be done with it. Like the other Alaskan poster mentioned it's not worth taking all that time and money and effort on a hunt only to go to take the shot and the scope is less than stellar to see through.
I have VX-III's on all of my rifles (even my 22)

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