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Old 10-16-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default VX-R vs VX-3?

What is the difference in glass quality? Enough to tell the difference? Need to buy 2 scopes, one for AR and one for Sako .243. Looking at these two and want illuminated reticle. Both will be used for hunting.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:05 PM   #2
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Anyone?
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:14 PM   #3
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I have a VXR 3x9 on my AR and I love it!!! It's clear and the illumination is great as we'll.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:14 PM   #4
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Never looked throygh the VX-R, but the VX-3 is nice! Know that doesnt help much...
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:25 PM   #5
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Love my VXR I've got a 4-14x50
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:09 PM   #6
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I have a VXR 3-9x40 patrol on one of my AR's and it's awesome
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:17 PM   #7
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Vx 3 in theory has better glass, but a 1" main tube. Vxr has a 30 mm main tube, has illuminated reticles.
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So do you really need to invest in 50mm obj if 30 mm tube or just go with 40? Which reticle? Was thinking firedot ballistic
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:17 PM   #9
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So do you really need to invest in 50mm obj if 30 mm tube or just go with 40? Which reticle? Was thinking firedot ballistic
It really depends on the type if hunting you're planning on doing. If you have a 30mm tube and a 50mm objective, you're going to be able to shoot in lower light. If you don't do a lot of very low light shooting, I'd just go with the smaller objective if you're getting a 30mm tube. JMO
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:47 PM   #10
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Never regretted buying a bigger objective. I have 3 vx3's, 2 50 mm and one 40. I would much rather shoot using the 50's.

Probably will buy a Vx r for rifle I am building for son. I like the fire dot reticle, and the 30 mm tube makes up for a lot.
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