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Old 04-06-2005, 07:04 PM
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Leupold VX-1 vs VX-2


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I'm looking for a 2-7x riflescope to mount on a Rem model 7. Does anyone have an opinion about which of these models is superior, and why (besides price)? Are the lense coatings on the VX-2 that much better?
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Old 04-07-2005, 06:37 AM
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The VX-II has MultiCoat4 on all lens surfaces, 1/4 MOA click windage and elevation adjustments, lockable fast focus, 9 available reticles, gloss, matte and silver on selected models, and tactile power indication. The VX-I has MultiCoat4 on all exterior lens surfaces and magnesium flouride on remaining lens surfaces, micro-friction dials marked in 1/4-MOA increments for windage and elevation adjustments, lockable eyepiece, 4 available reticles, and gloss and matte models. The VX-II is worth the $100 extra, but at the same time the VX-I is better than the discontinued Vari-X II, the scope that Leupold built its reputation on.
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Shot pigs at night with both the old Vari-X II and Vari-X III scopes, which correspond (in terms of lens coatings) to the new VX-I and VX-II scopes.

Can't say I could tell any difference. Either is certainly good enough for 'normal' daylight conditions on other big game animals.... a heavier recticle makes more of a difference than anything else, in my experience.
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Old 04-08-2005, 05:52 AM
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...the old Vari-X II and Vari-X III scopes, which correspond (in terms of lens coatings) to the new VX-I and VX-II scopes.
Actually, the lens coatings of the Leupold Rifleman corresponds to those of the discontinued Vari-X II. Both have all lenses coated with magnesium flouride. The VX-I has MultiCoat4 on exterior lens surfaces and magnesium flouride on remaining lens surfaces.
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Dang, I can't keep up anymore! Thanks for clarifying.....
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I have the VX-1 in the 2-7 and VX-2 in 2-7. Differences at the range and in the field are unnoticable. If I had to do it again, I would buy the VX-1 both times. Then spend that $100 I saved on my fiance. Everybody is happy.
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I just bought a new VX-11 3-9X50 and I would say that for a little extra the VX-11 is a very good scope, excellent optics and crystal clear even at night

The wild goats certainly dont like them

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