Help in choosing a scope

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Help in choosing a scope

Post by delgadoh » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:22 pm

I am building two riffles Anchutz 54 here in Tucson AZ Ron is almost complete with helping me with this project. I need to choose a scope.
Option #1 My uncles scope is a Leopold 8.5x25x50 Leupold stop making them But i can find one in eBay

Option #2 Leupold FX-3 Silhouette 30x40mm Adj. Obj. Silhouette

Option #3 VX-3i 6.5-20x50mm (30mm) Side Focus CDS Target

I need input or does anyone have one for sale? or what would you used
My email is delgadoh@gmail.com 520-270-9932

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Re: Help in choosing a scope

Post by Jerry G » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:22 am

I would go with option 2. It is a good scope.

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Re: Help in choosing a scope

Post by DavidABQ » Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:34 pm

According to equipment surveys at National silhouette competition Leupold's FX-3 25x40 seems to be popular. Have you considered that as an alternative?

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Re: Help in choosing a scope

Post by delgadoh » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:35 pm

Thanks for your opinion guys, David I am gonna research that scope thanks. Keep your advice coming

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Re: Help in choosing a scope

Post by Pete » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:12 pm

FX-3, 25X, 1/2 Min Dot. NIB, $500 TYD
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Post by frankmako » Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:47 am

the fx-3 is a good scope. but i would also look for a el paso made weaver t-scope.

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Re: Help in choosing a scope

Post by delgadoh » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:27 pm

Well here's an update I order the Leupold 30X40 FX3. A little nervous hope it is to my satifaction. The reason is a fixed power i always
shot with variable. Thanks

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Re: Help in choosing a scope

Post by glen ring » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:57 am

Pete

Is that scope still for sale ?
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Re: Help in choosing a scope

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Yes, you have a pm.

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Post by teetertotter » Mon May 16, 2016 3:25 pm

delgadoh wrote:Well here's an update I order the Leupold 30X40 FX3. A little nervous hope it is to my satifaction. The reason is a fixed power i always
shot with variable. Thanks
I would imagine that your AO scope was cranked up to 20 or 24 most of the time, depending on what scope. Your new FX3 ordered with 1/2 minute dot? Tried it out and like? :D ?
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Re: Help in choosing a scope

Post by delgadoh » Mon May 16, 2016 8:38 pm

teetertotter wrote:
delgadoh wrote:Well here's an update I order the Leupold 30X40 FX3. A little nervous hope it is to my satifaction. The reason is a fixed power i always
shot with variable. Thanks
I would imagine that your AO scope was cranked up to 20 or 24 most of the time, depending on what scope. Your new FX3 ordered with 1/2 minute dot? Tried it out and like? :D ?
Yeah i tried it and i like it. and i order it with the 1/2 dot. ill post pictures

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Re: Help in choosing a scope

Post by teetertotter » Tue May 17, 2016 5:49 am

Mine is the FX-3 25/40 and sighted in out to 77m when the Temps were in the 70's 3 weeks back for couple days. Mine is new from buying in February. This weekend it is supposed to be in the 70's vs past couple weeks in the 60's and will get it sighted in at 100 meters. Then I will start attending our regular Thursday night NRA SB Silhouette practices and monthly tournaments. Out to 77 meters, the 1/2 min dot is very visible with my 40/20 vision. I have glaucoma with vision problem with to early for surgery, they say. Eye drops are slowing down the process. This 1/2 Min dot is a savior right now and can continue with the sport.

I sold my 6-24X42 SIL Sightron and a Bushnell 4200 couple month ago as no longer could see the dot. I also wanted a fixed scope and by selling both scopes in RFC, it paid for my FX-3 25/40. This FX-3 is extremely bright and will help me tremendously in dusk conditions, during September evening NRA practices.
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Re: Help in choosing a scope

Post by SteveD » Tue May 17, 2016 7:00 am

In the past I had used Leupold 24X BR's and BR-D's with a 3/8" dot. Recently I picked up an FX3 25X with a 1/2 min dot. Very nice scope!

The adjustable objective alone on the FX3's is worth making the change, especially for Smallbore. You can obtain a clear picture with just a fraction of a turn, unlike the BR's that required more than a full turn to adjust.

I got the scope used so I didn't have a choice of dot. I had not used or even seen a 1/2 min dot before but it is great and I am very happy with it. So much so that I just ordered another scope.
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