Leupold® Golden Ring VX-3 Rifle Scopes with 30mm Maintubes
Leupold built this scope for you, because rain or shine, dusk or dawn, day in and day out, you need a riflescope you can trust. Leupold pushed everything to the limit to make the VX-3 at home on your favorite rifle, whether you’re hunting whitetail from a treestand or stalking sheep in rugged terrain. The VX-3 is loaded with optical technology: Xtended Twilight Lens System™, DiamondCoat 2 lens coating, blackened lens edges, Second Generation Waterproofing, twin bias spring erector system, and cryogenically treated adjustments. It’s all there to help you make the shot of a lifetime. Finish: Matte. Manufacturer's lifetime guarantee.
FOV = field of view at 100 yards.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 04harley Great Scope I mounted this scope on my Rem. 243 varmit and i love the clarity and in low light it gathers alot of light and alows me more time to shoot those coyotes. April 1, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ish68Monroe Built in the USA Looking for a scope with good light gathering and good field of view, these scopes got it. June 16, 2009
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Details:What Leupold model numbers are these scopes, more specifically the 6.5x20x50?
Details:Could someone please explain the differences between a 3.5x40mm, 3.5x50mm, 4.5x40mm and 4.5x50mm Leupold rifle scopes? As well, what is the advantage of a 30mm tube and a 1" tube.
A:The first number is the magnification. These are fixed power scopes so the 3.5x40mm scope will have a magnification of 3.5 times normal eye sight. So something 350 yards away would look like it was 100 yards away. (4.5x40mm would be 4.5 times greater magnification than normal eye sight).
The second number refers to the diameter of the bell (the far end of the scope). The 3.5x40mm scope has a bell diameter of 40mm. The larger the diameter of the bell the more light it can capture, meaning in a hunting situation you will be able to see better in low light (dusk and dawn). The advantage of more light is more pronounced at higher magnifications and long ranges, so with these 4 scopes I don't think you would notice too much difference.
The advantage of a 30mm tube is also more light. The larger the diameter of the tube, the more light can travel through, the better a shooter can see in low light situations. Also the 30mm tube allows for more vertical and horizontal adjustments for long range shooting. Hope this helps.
A:The number before the "x" is the magnification. A 3.5x scope will enlarge the target to 3.5 times the size it appears without a scope while a 4.5x scope magnifies the image to 4.5 times the size it appears without the scope.
The number after the "x" is the objective lens diameter. The larger this number the better the low-light performance, but this also means the scope will be bulkier & heavier. For daylight use 32-40 mm objective lenses are adequate. At dawn & dusk 50 mm lenses are popular as they will let you shoot when you can't see the animals without your scope. In Europe where night hunting is more popular 56 mm lenses are popular. They are big & bulky but they will let you shoot by moonlight.
A 1" main tube was long the US standard but since rangefinders got cheap & more people are practicing at 500 yards (or more) the 30 mm main tube is becoming more popular. A 30 mm tube (about 1.125") is stiffer than a 1" tube and allows more range of turret adjustment, allowing for longer shots than possible from a 1" tube. In reality, very few people ever shoot at ranges where the 30 mm tube is necessary but the added stiffness should help with accuracy.
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