Leupold have never been lazy when it comes to producing great rifle scopes but their new models are really taking the rifle scope market by storm. Their new VX-III is definitely a scope that is more than worth checking out – even by Leupold standards. Actually, the VX-III replaced the old Vari-XIII line of Leupold rifle scopes and for awhile it had more than one shooting fan upset at the thought that their old favourite was being replaced without much apparent thought.

Testing of the new Leupold scopes revealed that these scopes were more than just show, especially with the VX-III. A lot of changes, some of them major, had been made to improve this already impressive rifle scope. Just a few of these changes included finger adjustable turrets that are much easier to use, an improved light transmission and an ocular lens with a focus that is much faster than the old model. That’s not all thought there’s more! Other optional features such as a new Ballistic Aiming System reticle and a side-focus parallax adjustment. For many hunters, the Ballistic Aiming System available on some models was well worth the replacement just for that one single feature. This handy little item allows for the windage to be corrected while you’re working in a crosswind.

The new VX-III line of Leupold rifle scope is also designed specifically for hunters of different types of prey. For example, if you prefer to varmint hunt, you’ll enjoy the fact that Leupold has introduced a reticle specifically for this type of hunting. Named, appropriately enough, as the Varmint Hunter’s reticle, this grid is perfect for hunting smaller animals. On the other hand, if you’re into hunting medium to large size game, you’ll likely be more interested in the Boone & Crockett reticle.

For people who find that most larger magnification scopes have to be mounted too high on the rifle when hunting large game, the Boone & Crockett reticle settles the problem nicely. Even though the objective is only 40mm, it still provides brighter images than many scopes with larger objectives and it allows you to place the scope closer to the barrel of the rifle, eliminating a lot of pesky problems. As you know the closer you can get your face to the scope, the better your accuracy will be.

One of the best features found on the new Leupold scopes is that you can adjust the scope itself so easily. There’s no need for any special tools at all – even the old one of digging in your pocket looking for a coin to make the adjustment with. This makes live use of the scope so much easier. So regardless of whether you’re hunting for large or small game the new Leupold scopes have something to perfectly fit your requirements.

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