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Which scope do you like better, the Leupold VX-2 3-9x40 with a Duplex reticle, or a Vortex Viper 3-9x40 with a Dead-Hold BDC ret

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  • M.A.T
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    Pray-Hunt-Work,
    This is purely curiosity, but was I not previously comparing apples to apples?

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  • Pray- hunt-work
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    Looks like I beat you to your own Story Dakota, sorry about that...

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  • DakotaMan
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    Both fine hunting scopes! I'd take the Vortex for clarity and light gathering more like the Leupold VX3. If it were up to me, I'd spend the extra $75 and get the Viper HS in 2.5-10x. Its a few ounces heavier but worth it. I really like the BDC reticle for long range shooting too.

    Both Vortex and Leupold product support are outstanding. Last month I bought a used Viper PST 6-24x FFP on gunbroker.com. I detected a tracking problem the day before departure on my elk hunt. I called them for help and they were ABSOLUTELY the BEST product support I have ever experienced in my life. They were amazingly sympathetic and pulled all stops to analyze it and ship a new scope within an hour of arrival. They shipped for next day delivery on my route to Montana. I was able to install, certify and use it on my 2013 hunt that very week. An amazing scope! Amazing support! I've had the same experience with Leupold repairing a sticky magnification ring on a used VX2 but it took them three weeks and I have always been elated with their support.

    I buy scopes from both companies in used condition on ebay or gunbroker because their warranties are so exceptional.

    The one feature I prefer on the VX2 is the bump on the magnification ring. It helps me turn the ring while aiming through the scope. The Vortex is smooth and a little more difficult to find while aiming. I have several Leupold scopes (mostly VXIIIs) and have nothing but respect for them. A VX2 is almost their low end though and nothing like a VX3 and above. The Viper HS IS closer to a VX3 for about $150 less.

    Look at them side-by-side and take the one you think is better... you can't go wrong. And don't be afraid the Viper won't perform... it will.

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  • Pray- hunt-work
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    Congratulations, you're now comparing apples to apples. Either would be great, my next will be a vortex though. Not sure if you read about Dakota Mans dealings with Vortex customer service but it was much more remarkable than leupolds.

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  • FirstBubba
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    Leupold!

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  • Which scope do you like better, the Leupold VX-2 3-9x40 with a Duplex reticle, or a Vortex Viper 3-9x40 with a Dead-Hold BDC ret

    Which scope do you like better, the Leupold VX-2 3-9x40 with a Duplex reticle, or a Vortex Viper 3-9x40 with a Dead-Hold BDC reticle. Each company has equal warranty policies, so I'm just talking performance.

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