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    I've had three 3-9's, two 6x, and one 10x. For an all around steel shooter/hunter I prefer the 3-9 HD, it's on both my hunting rifles. Second goes to the fixed 10x, which is much cheaper of course. On Black Friday the 3-9 HD has historically been on sale for $450, the fixed powers have been on sale for $250. I prefer the mil-quad reticle and a mil turret, but that's just preference of course. I have not felt handicapped by magnification of the 3-9 or 10x on steel at 1000+.
    I've never put one on anything as light as a Kimber, so a 19oz scope might change the feel, or not...don't know. Mine have been on 7.75-8.5 pound guns (all up).

    I think a fixed 10x is a pretty darn cheap way to try out the feature set and style of optic without committing to much. Resale is decent and a pretty low risk investment particularly if you grab one for $250 on Black Friday.
    Last edited by SnowyMountaineer; 10-12-2017 at 09:10 AM. Reason: added the last bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowyMountaineer View Post
    I prefer the mil-quad reticle and a mil turret, but that's just preference of course. I have not felt handicapped by magnification of the 3-9 or 10x on steel at 1000+.
    I've never put one on anything as light as a Kimber, so a 19oz scope might change the feel, or not...don't know. Mine have been on 7.75-8.5 pound guns (all up).
    I’ll second preference for the mil quad, only because the dial is much easier to read in the field. Hash marks on the MOA turret are a little too close together and tend to confuse my eyes. However, I do appreciate the numbering on the MOA reticle, so maybe it’s a toss-up.

    And an 18 oz scope doesn’t throw off a Kimber as much as one might think. I’ve put them on both 84M’s and 8400’s. They do fine on both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by belly-deep View Post
    You can throw me in to the pile of those leery of Leupold scopes. Iíve bought 3 CDS scopes and have mounted 2 on rifles thus far. The first one (VX-2) wonít track worth a darn. The second (VX-3) does track, but the custom CDS turret I ordered doesnít fit tight to the seal and Iím guessing will allow water in.

    The older Leupold scopes I have have been great. I think they have QC issues as of late.
    What are you going to do with those crappy defective Leupold scopes? mtmuley

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    Great thing about Leupold scopes is there's always a line of people to buy them. They work fine if you have one that holds zero and you don't want to spin turrets. There are a few rifles I'd put a fixed 6 Leupold on and be happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keeptrying View Post
    Which scope, and what year? Were you using it for regular tactical style shooting? I ask because my impression is that the Leupold system in these hunting scopes is not as robust as a dedicated target turret system. They also weigh a lot less.
    Vx3 probably two or three years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by WapitiBob View Post
    Vx3 probably two or three years ago
    What did you do with the scope, and what did you end up replacing it with?

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    Since nobody has mentioned it yet I love my Nightforce NXS and tracking and return to zero are dead on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keeptrying View Post
    What did you do with the scope, and what did you end up replacing it with?
    I sold it.

    I bought a Nightforce NXS. 22x 56mm

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    Get a hold of http://predatoroptics.info/catalog/?ret_id=1185759 he is a member on here and get you the best deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmuley View Post
    What are you going to do with those crappy defective Leupold scopes? mtmuley
    Not sure. Ya looking for one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by belly-deep View Post
    Not sure. Ya looking for one?
    Maybe. Probly not worth much if it don't work. mtmuley

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowyMountaineer View Post
    To me glass quality on a scope beyond functional clarity is fluff. If it holds zero and tracks properly that's 99.9% of the battle. The more I shoot the more I have found this to be true.
    +1. And proper eye relief is a big one for me. Scope eye will make a bad shot out of anyone.
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