The New Leupold Rifle Scopes-A Model for Every Size

In the last couple of years Leupold has released a family of scopes that are really taking the market by storm. The VX-III is definitely a scope among the new Leupold rifle scopes line that is worth checking out. Actually, the VX-III replaced the old Vari-XIII line of Leupold rifle scopes and for awhile it had more than one shooter upset at the thought that their old standby was being replaced without much apparent thought.

After testing the new Leupold rifle scopes; however, it quickly became apparent that the VX-III was more than just show. Quite a few significant changes had been made to improve what was already a great 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 either. 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 in and of itself. This handy little feature allows for the windage to be corrected when you're working in a crosswind.

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The new VX-III line of Leupold rifle scopes is also outfitted and designed specifically for hunters of different 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.

Of course, some of the best features of the new Leupold rifle scopes is the fact that the adjustments are so easy to use. You don't even need a special tool or need to dig around in your pocket for a coin to make the adjustments.

Whether you're hunting small or large game, the new Leupold rifle scopes line has a model that is sure to fit your needs.