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So I am having a debate with myself and the great reviews that both these scopes are receiving.

Leupold VX-1 3-9x50 vs Vortex Diamondback 4-12x40

What do you all think?
 

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I have the vortex diamondback HP on my sons gun. It's a 4-12 x 42. I picked it up for $199. I was totally impress by it I went and got another for my 300.
 

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There is a huge difference in the light gathering of the 50mm bell on the Leupold. If your rings can accommodate that size scope then I would take Leupold every time. If you can't go to a 50mm then still buy a Leupold...
 

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The diamondback also has a 3.5-10x50 if you want to pull the extra light.

I love ever vortex I have ever owned. Haven't been as impressed with some vx2 and vx1 stuff, but thinks could have changed the last couple years. Quality, but very simple. Idk. Hard to explain. Go feel both and neither should hurt your feelings if bought.
 

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Thanks for the input. I'm leaning towards the Leupold right now, especially with the deal that is going on right now with it. I just need to find the right base and scope mounts for my gun though.
 

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Thanks for the input. I'm leaning towards the Leupold right now, especially with the deal that is going on right now with it. I just need to find the right base and scope mounts for my gun though.
What gun? Leupold makes some great wind adjustable bases and their basic rings work excellent. Cheap too
 

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There is a huge difference in the light gathering of the 50mm bell on the Leupold. If your rings can accommodate that size scope then I would take Leupold every time. If you can't go to a 50mm then still buy a Leupold...
Law of physics: Double the magnification and you will need 4x the light gathering to keep the image the same brightness. So yea, bigger bells are generally way more useful for higher powers... that said, I have a 6.5-20 40mm on one gun and I've yet to run into a case where the image wasn't bright enough during legal shooting hours.

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RandomElk, I am putting on my CVA Optima. Currently been shooting iron sights. I"m not looking to break the bank though
 

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RandomElk, I am putting on my CVA Optima. Currently been shooting iron sights. I"m not looking to break the bank though
Ah... the new muzzleloader laws. Well, Konus has some scopes that have reticles predesigned with ML loads. They are partnered with CVA.

That said, for ML hunting a large bell could be a slight inconvenience depending on what hunting you are doing. Also, having 4 as your lowest power, be prepared for that 25 yard shot that you can't turn mag down. I use 4 power out to 300, haven't tried it at 25. Since you will be doing long range shooting, I wouldn't worry about these. 16 power with a 50 bell :mrgreen: love these new rules.
 
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