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Got it.  I saw the thin nut on the front of the eyepiece and assumed it was to loosen the eyepiece like the old ones.  It's nice to see someone knows how to make a fast focus that's not the size of a *(&^ing baby's arm.  Even on a 60deg Sako bolt I'm kinda close with gloves on when using my Conquest. 
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It looks like they kept the ocular Normal sized......that's good.....
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I think I am going to have to buy one for my 45-70.  One of those low powered ones have really caught my eye.
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With the new VX-3 scopes, like with any other scope out there, the proof is in the pudding: how does it perform when mounted on a rifle?  Everything looks good in a marketing brochure.  I will try to get my hands on one some time this spring and compare it to a few other scopes.

I have got to say though, that as time goes one, various scope advertising looks prettier every time ... and contains less and less useful information every time.

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They told me that it was the same glass as the VX-7 as well.  I'm pretty excited about the claim they make that they focused on low light performance.  I can't wait to check one out.

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Just one more comment: I am not convinced how extensive the redesign is.  Simply going to a different glass type will not make all that much difference.

Once the scopes get out into the field, we'll know more.

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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Looks like a fast focus eye piece to me.  You can see the marks on the eyepiece.


what kind of fast focus is it???


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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Looks like a fast focus eye piece to me.  You can see the marks on the eyepiece.

looks like a damn burris ffII style fast focusPuker
 
I don't think it is.  Either way I'm glad it's not too big like Conquests and Monarch's.


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why are all the 30mm 3.5X10X50 coming with an illuminated reticle?  not a single model has a normal plex reticle.........

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It's the wave of the future.  You can't hunt a deer anymore unless your scope will still be seeing things in the woods until after midnight and then you can have a red dot lighting up after that....
It's just cool stuff, I guess.....even I would like to have one!!!   Big Grin
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

It's the wave of the future.  You can't hunt a deer anymore unless your scope will still be seeing things in the woods until after midnight and then you can have a red dot lighting up after that....
It's just cool stuff, I guess.....even I would like to have one!!!   Big Grin


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I just wish I could drive after dark LOL....but that's what i have my girl for !!!!
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Looks like a fast focus eye piece to me.  You can see the marks on the eyepiece.


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Good eye.  It is one of the best designed fast focus eye pieces I've ever seen.
 
Leupold does a good job in the instruction manual attempting to educate the end user.  However, I can still see the "weekend warriors" not liking it because they don't understand how to operate it or what it is intended to do.
 
It is geared really fast.  The images below depict one complete revolution of the ocular.
 
 
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This just in from Leupold, but of course we already knew that.Big Grin

-Xtended Twilight lens system ( same as VX7) specifically targeting wave lengths found in low light conditions.

- Edge blackened lenses to reduce glare and diffusion improving resolution and contrast.

-Second generation Krypton Argon Gas  (same as VX7 and Mark 4 tactical scopes).

-Dual spring erector system ( same as VX7 and Mark 4 tactical scopes) with Cryogenically treated adjustments to insure every shot will be on target.

-Diamond Coat 2 external lens coatings for superior scratch resistance.

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im confused, other than the marks on the eye piece how is that adjustment any different than on other leupold scopes? it looks that same as it always has to me.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

im confused, other than the marks on the eye piece how is that adjustment any different than on other leupold scopes? it looks that same as it always has to me.
 
I'm guessing either the whole thing turns or it turns on the fine joint right behind the + o - marks.
 
If that doesn't work we'll have to use Burris Signature rings not tightened fully and spin the whole scope in the rings.Wink
 
Honestly I think the whold piece would turn but it has enough friction you don't need the lock ring to adjust.  Did I mention I'm glad it's small?


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look at the pictures above, it looks to me like the same old style of focus to me, you loosen up that lock ring and turn the whole eye piece, you can see where there are threads showing on the bottom picture that arent on the top one
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Yes but notice the lock ring is not touching the ocular piece?  It appears the lock ring holds the whole eyepeice on, but the ocular turns on the threads without loosening the lock ring.  On the old style(VXIII) the lock ring is sinched up tight to the back of the ocular all the time.
 
I see what your saying though.. I'd like to play with one.


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You guys must have missed what Chris wrote.  On the two pics, the first one is turned all the way in.  The second one is out.  Out that far with only 1 complete turn of the ocular.  So no more of this turning and turning and turning.  You get it where you want with minimal movement and then you tighten the lock ring up to it and should never need to move it again.  The treads are probably for the lock ring and the eyepiece moves on its own.
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i understand that but really that isnt much different than what they have been using for years and years, except you dont have to turn it 12 times. maybe thats the point?
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

i understand that but really that isnt much different than what they have been using for years and years, except you dont have to turn it 12 times. maybe thats the point?
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Its exactly the point.  It is a fast focus eyepiece, that you can lock in place and not need to worry about again.  That is the problem with the current ones, everyone thinks because it is easy to access right there on the end  and easy to turn that you should be turning it all the time.  They have no idea that you should not be turning and people can never get their scopes to seem focused to their eyes.  I hate how easy some of them move.  That is one advantage to the Butler creek caps, you set your focus put your cap on and if it turns you know because your cap is no longer straight up.  

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