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Old 05-28-2005, 02:33 PM
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I noticed looking at the Leupold web site that the VX-III 4.5X14 50mm no longer has an adjustable objective. I was surprised since I thought that any scope with a power higher than 10X needed the A.O. for parallax correction and focus at varying distances. Does anyone know why Leupold would choose to have a none A.O. on their newest 4.5X15 VX-III? Is it no longer needed? Thanks, Greg.
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Old 05-28-2005, 03:02 PM
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Marketing surveys. They surveyed customers and found the majority of buyers were putting these scopes on big game rifles and could have cared less about the AO feature. Personally I think marketing surveys are STUPID and the reason we wind up with some of the poorly designed and Frankensteinian purposed crap that's on the market today. Automakers are a good example of companies who do this also, making *******ized vehicles that are neither fish nor fowl, not really good for a truck, nor useful as a car, not a station wagon or a sports car, just a conglomeration of freakish looking trash. I also happen to think that any scope with magnification greater than 10 requires an AO, anything over ten power is in all probability going to be used on SMALL targets, where parallax error hurts the most. Fire the marketing department and build what's right regardless.
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Old 05-28-2005, 03:20 PM
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I also happen to think that any scope with magnification greater than 10 requires an AO, anything over ten power is in all probability going to be used on SMALL targets, where parallax error hurts the most. Fire the marketing department and build what's right regardless.
Amen. I am ticked that Leupold only makes 2 EFR scopes for us rimfire guys. It's the main reason I switched and started using my current favorite rimfire scope, the Bushnell Elite 4200 4-16x50. They focus down to 10yrds.
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Old 05-28-2005, 03:39 PM
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Leupolds VX111 4.5-14X50 like many of their models is available with or without AO
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Old 05-28-2005, 03:48 PM
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Arrow VX-III 4.5-14x50mm Long Range Has AO

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For those situations where light is critical, we offer the VX-III 4.5-14x50mm Long Range scope. Found atop large and small game rifles alike, its mid-range magnification levels and its moderate size make it extremely adaptable to a wide range of shooting conditions and game, while its 50mm objective bell offers a larger exit pupil to the user.

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Old 05-28-2005, 10:55 PM
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Side Focus rulz

Once you use one, the objective going round and round gets old

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Old 05-29-2005, 10:29 AM
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When hunting you sometimes dont have time to adjust the objective So I like non adjustable ones I just purchased a Vari-X III 3.5x10x40mm and had the Parallax set for 60 yards like the rimfire models Had all that done by premier recticles I just love it
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Old 05-29-2005, 01:38 PM
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When hunting you sometimes dont have time to adjust the objective So I like non adjustable ones I just purchased a Vari-X III 3.5x10x40mm and had the Parallax set for 60 yards like the rimfire models Had all that done by premier recticles I just love it
True, but I also missed a couple wabbits last year 'cause I was using my Leupold 6.5-20 that only adjusts down to 50 yards. They were so close, I couldn't see 'em thru the scope, just a blur of bushes and background. But I could see 'em with my naked eye, so I ended up trying to sight down the outside of the barrel.

That gun wears a Bushnell Elite 4200 4-16x50 now that adjusts down to 10 yds or even less.
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