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Old 10-11-2018, 11:52 AM   #1
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Trying to decide between the 2.
Picking up rifle from APR this weekend. Have done quite a bit of research here but It's down to nut cutting time
Is it worth it to spend 430$ more on the 5HD? Be honest! Thanks for all the info.

#170712 Leupold VX-3i 4.5-14x50mm SF CDS 30mm Wind-Plex Matte Riflescope - 560.00$

Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 Side Focus Matte FireDot Duplex
990.06$
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:55 AM   #2
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Trying to decide between the 2.
Picking up rifle from APR this weekend. Have done quite a bit of research here but It's down to nut cutting time
Is it worth it to spend 430$ more on the 5HD? Be honest! Thanks for all the info.

#170712 Leupold VX-3i 4.5-14x50mm SF CDS 30mm Wind-Plex Matte Riflescope - 560.00$

Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 Side Focus Matte FireDot Duplex
990.06$
I can't contribute on the VX5 but I do have a VX3 4.5-14 x 40mm. I used to have that same scope in a 50mm. I do not miss the 50mm, IMO the 4.5-14x40 is the perfect hunting scope in regards to light weight and clarity. Plus since you can get by with lower rings allowing for better eye alignment.
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:21 PM   #3
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:47 PM   #4
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The VX3i is pretty good for the price but the HD5 is noticeably better.


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Old 10-11-2018, 12:55 PM   #5
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You can shave $150 off that VX-5 here when you add it to your cart. Bought all my Leupold from here.

http://www.opticsagent.com/Leupold-V...ack_p_801.html

I have both scopes. Go ahead and get the VX-5
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:13 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info Sleepy
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:27 PM   #7
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You're putting this on a custom rifle. Get the best you can afford. Pay once cry once. I wish I could have learned tbis many years ago.

They're both good but I'd go with the vx5.

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Old 10-11-2018, 01:40 PM   #8
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That's what I keep telling myself Slick !
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:12 PM   #9
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Don’t think you’d be disappointed with either but a custom rifle deserves best. Optics planet has it for about $100 less
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:01 PM   #10
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I own the VX5HD and it is the better option in my opinion. You can get the windplex in the 5HD if you prefer that reticle.
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:17 PM   #11
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VX5-HD. I love both of mine.
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:20 PM   #12
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:58 PM   #13
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You can shave $150 off that VX-5 here when you add it to your cart. Bought all my Leupold from here.

http://www.opticsagent.com/Leupold-V...ack_p_801.html

I have both scopes. Go ahead and get the VX-5


Dudes are out of stock


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Old 10-11-2018, 08:01 PM   #14
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They were in stock earlier today.

They were out of stock on my last purchase. I went ahead and put myself on the waiting list. Not more than 2-3 days later they notified me they had more and had mine shipping out.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:19 PM   #15
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They were out of stock on my last purchase. I went ahead and put myself on the waiting list. Not more than 2-3 days later they notified me they had more and had mine shipping out.





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Old 10-12-2018, 11:38 AM   #16
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You're putting this on a custom rifle. Get the best you can afford. Pay once cry once. I wish I could have learned tbis many years ago.

They're both good but I'd go with the vx5.

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good advice here... I'll echo it.
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:23 PM   #17
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Thanks for the advice guys from optics planet I went with the 5HD 949.04


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Old 10-12-2018, 03:28 PM   #18
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Thanks for the advice guys, picked up 5 HD with fire dot


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