Construction. The system works if the conditions equal the data used to cut the hashmarks on the turrets. Jun 28, 2019 #2 3. Leupold VX-6HD Relentless Performance The VX-6HD 2-12x42mm offers an incredibly wide field-of-view, while giving you the magnification needed for mid to long-range shots. A larger maintube provides more room, allowing you to max out your internal adjustments and shoot longer distances. The 2-12’s edge-to-edge clarity … The next step was to … Leupold dials incorporate easy-to-read revolution indicators, solid zero-stops, and our proprietary push-button ZeroLock technology. I have to say that I really missed that feature, however. Browning fit the X-Bolt Max Long Range with its coveted three-lever Feather Trigger system and the barrel is free-floated. More Buying Choices $479.62 (6 new offers) Leupold VX-3i 3.5-10x40mm Riflescope. The erector system sits inside the maintube. Being able to dial for extended ranges is great, but having the ability to quickly dial back down to your zero without counting clicks or look at the dial is a valuable feature. The Leupold VX-3i is the standard by which all other mid-priced scopes are judged. The other thing you can see is that the Leupold scope properly tracked 12.5 inches up at 100 yards when I dialed a 12 MOA elevation solution. But if you hunting experience involves short stalks or ambush techniques (tree or ground blinds, etc. For some reason, guys are always willing to get in line to be the beta tester for some fly-by-night company. Once you’ve dialed back down to zero, knowing that your dial won’t move unless you want it to is one less thing you have to worry about. 14 In Stock. Required fields are marked *. The Wind-­Plex reticle subtends along the horizontal axis in increments of one minute of angle (MOA). For one of my rifles, I have turrets cut for 1000, 3000, 5000, and 7000 at 50 degrees F. Changing these turrets doesn’t require re-zeroing, but I usually re-zero anyway if I can. Needless to say, I have a lot of experience with this brand going back 40 years. You keep going when others stop. 4.9 out of 5 stars 18. I own over 30 samples of their work. Elevation can also vary up to around 2,000 feet (+/-) or so before problems arise. The Leupold VX-3i 4.5-14x40mm CDS ZL is a feature-packed, versatile and affordable scope that's just the ticket for a wide range of hunting. Leupold says that Twilight Max HD delivers up to 30 extra minutes of shooting light, whereas Twilight Max delivers up to 20 extra minutes of shooting light, and the Twilight delivers up to 10 extra minutes of shooting light. Not only do you want each click to work exactly the same every time, you want to make sure it’s unaffected by recoil, no matter what rifle it’s mounted on. If you want better (i.e. Twilight Max has around 12 to 16 total layers – roughly twice as many layers as Twilight. HD) glass, you will have to pay for it. I haven’t had the opportunity to take this particular sample out for a hunting season yet. TBR technology accurately calculates the range of your target and takes into account the incline or decline of the shot. Reticle: * * * There aren’t many serious, rugged, 14x scopes that weigh in at 13 ounces. My T&E sample VX-3i 4.5-14×40 came with the basic “duplex” reticle. This year, Leupold has upgraded four models in the VX-3i line to include the company’s CDS-ZL (Custom Dial System-ZeroLock) dial for the first time, a premium feature previously only offered on the VX-5HD and VX-6HD in Leupold’s “Gold Ring” riflescope lines. Eye Relief (in) – High 3.70 You don’t back down. The CDS system is essentially a bullet drop compensation (BDC) device. When you turn the adjustment dial, this “erector system” tilts up and down, and right to left inside the scope, which, in turn, moves the reticle and ultimately changes your point of impact. I can think of only one reason not to buy this scope for a mid-range hunting rifle. Not to mention Leupold’s “Full Lifetime Guarantee” is as good as it gets. The smaller the maintube, the less the erector system can tilt, thus, limiting your adjustment travel. But with all of that travel and all of those revolutions, it’s easy to get lost. Leupold's Twilight Max Light Management System lets you see details others can’t in those crucial low-light situations at the beginning and the end of the day. Like all Leupold scopes, the VX-3i 4.5-14×40 is very well made right here in the USA is and backed by a great lifetime warranty. $500.00 +$8.00 shipping. You can repeat this test using the windage knob to move the POI 3 inches, 6 inches and 12 inches to the right and left of zero, all while using the same target. America's favorite rifle scope just got better. One of my rifles typically needs 11 mils to hit steel at 1000 yards with Federal GMM 175 grain. Linear FOV (ft/100 yd) – High 7.40 I agree that Leupold is top of my scopes. Like all VX-3i Series Scopes, the VX-3i CDS-ZL features the Twilight Max Light Management System, which eliminates 80% more glare-producing stray light than competitors, adding up to 10 extra minutes of shooting light to the end of each day. If the dial is cut specific to a special pet load, elevation, and temperature, the results can be quite impressive. The coatings are engineered to help hunters resolve details in low light. Located inside your scope’s maintube is a mechanical system that controls point of impact, creates magnification, and houses the reticle. The new Leupold VX-3i CDS-ZL 3.5-10x rfilescope is tested in this overview by Brian McCombie. It takes some thought to factor in the correct adjustment, if any. The two nodes tell me that I probably have a pressure point on the barrel and need to inlet the stock a bit more to ensure a free-float barrel. Simply find the factory load you want to shoot, and give Leupold the information and they'll make you a dial with … Item: 179292. If the game you’re hunting is too skittish to allow you the time to dial your firing solution, a more complex reticle with subtensions will be your huckleberry. For me, if scope weight is going to be one of the most important factors in building a hunting rifle, then the VX-3i line of scopes is the way to go. Please call 1-800-LEUPOLD to diagnose your issue with a technician and place your order. View online or download Leupold VX-3 Owner's Manual Max range on a critter will probably be around 700 but I wanna shoot steel way out on occasion. Leupold's CDS-ZL system provides a generous amount of elevation adjustment — 14.5 MOA. Leupold's Twilight Max Light Management System lets you see details others … Once installed, the CDS works well, but is limited insomuch as it is calibrated to only one bullet trajectory, and any changes in bullet grain size, temperature, and altitude can affect the results. These scopes work very well in low light. Then on the third revolution the button recesses into the dial and a silver pin on top of the dial will pop up. A 30-ounce scope on a 5 lb. If you ever get a tour of the Leupold facility, one definite highlight is the “Punisher.” The Punisher is Leupold’s recoil simulation machine which they use to test their scope designs. the version of the 4.5-14×40 that features a side focus. I found that, as near as I could tell, in service the RX-III matched Leupold's range and accuracy specifications. round with each impact. Leupold Technical Service will ship these within the US free of charge. The VX-3i’s glass is not the best glass Leupold offers, but it is better than anything in its price class. If my range session is anything to go by, I expect the Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL to perform at least as well as my previous Leupold products. As an example, if you dial 10 Mils, a properly tracking scope will raise the bullet strike 3.6 inches at 100 yards and one yard at 1000 yards. A week or so back, I received 3 CDS elev dials from Leupold. But the 4.5-14×40 is a great scope for generalist hunting in the mid-ranges, particularly if your eyesight isn’t what they used to be. i run the stock moa knobs and zero @ 100 with everything except the custom shop 6x36 LR CDS … Scope image quality and low light performance are getting better and better, so I have replaced most of my older scopes even though they still technically work. rifle is a no-go for me. I took the Leupold CDS 4.5-14x40 out for the first time during the 2012 deer season. I loved being able to adjust the range on the fly. In the case of the American made VX-3i 4.5-14, the hash marks work at the 14X magnification setting. By loosening a few tiny hex bolts, removing the original turret dial and replacing it on your zero’d scope with the new custom CDS elevation dial with yardage marks the hunter is prepared to spot, range… The VX-3i brings legendary Leupold Gold Ring performance to a new level. and the eye relief and eye box were disappointing i thought FREE SHIPPING on Over 250,000 Products. During the first revolution the button protrudes from the dial. prairie dogs), or if you like shooting tiny sub-1/2 MOA groups, then you need either the “side focus” or an adjustable objective (“AO”) design. This item Leupold RX-650 Micro Laser Rangefinder 120464. The trend in the industry is to move to 30mm tubes, which provide a greater turret adjustment range. Explore Leupold Range Finders. My most recent edition is the VX-5HD 3-15x44mm, with the FireDot, which rides on a Browning Hell’s Canyon Speed 30-06. The Leupold CDS elevation turret comes with a MOA scale dial. Stock Key: 14. We created a new generation of 3-revolution dials: the CDS-TZL3, M5C3, and M1C3 dial systems. Today, shooters and hunters alike are pushing the limits of their gear. my kid put a vx-3i on his 6.5 creed ar pattern rifle I would really have preferred the Wind-Plex reticle, so I will probably have Leupold swap it out at some point. 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