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Leupold VX-1 2-7x33mm Scope – Item of the Day — 8 Comments

  1. Jack, spot on. Leupold is an heirloom scope. You can pass it down. And their warranty is incredible.

  2. I have that scope, and it has been on 3 rifles. It has found its final home on my .30/30 Marlin. No need for a huge scope, just a good clear compact one for a compact rifle.

  3. A little note on scopes sold for .22’s verses those sold for centerfire. Most scopes not sold as .22 scopes have the parallax fixed at 100-150 yards, 22 scopes are set much closer. If you use these for close shots (normal .22 ranges) AND your eye is not centered in the scope, you will be a little off. A good explanation can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ziKTDIMCig
    With that said I would put this scope on a 22 in a heartbeat because you should center your eye anyway and the glass is better than most 22 scopes.

    DON’T SKIMP ON RINGS AND BASES.
    DON’T SKIMP ON RINGS AND BASES.
    DON’T SKIMP ON RINGS AND BASES.

    Cheap rings and bases are much more prone to move and cause a miss than a crappy scope or even a crappy rifle.

    https://www.amazon.com/Leupold-Medium-Rings-Matte-49901/dp/B001HN5H3Y with the Leupold bases to fit your rifle are a good place to start.

  4. I was wondering about putting this scope on an AR15 (16″ RUGER AR556). I’ve got a red dot on my AK, and wanted to be able to shoot the AR to a little longer ranges (scoped .270 for long range). Anybody have any thoughts on a scope like this compared to the smaller little 1-4x or 1.5-6x scopes for use on a general purpose plinking and defensive use AR? I like the looks of the smaller scopes and red dots. It’s just that a scope like this might be more versatile (may also use for shooing sage rats, but normally use Marlin 60 for that). Thanks all.

  5. For defensive use I would either go with a 1-4 or 1-6 with a dot and step up to more durability: https://www.amazon.com/Leupold-Patrol-1-25-4x20mm-Matte-FireDot/dp/B00564TY98 and I would add a cat tail. At this level, there is no need for backup irons, they are made to be abused. This is also a big step up in glass. It is by no means a varmint scope but is fine for coyotes to a couple hundred yards and for deer within the limitations of the .223 round.
    One school of thought is to put a very decent scope on each of your rifles. Say 250.00 and up with good mounts. Another is to put rails on all your rifles and buy top quality glass with a top quality QD mount. To do this you really need to go to external turrets and keep a record of where your zero is for each rifle. This allows me, with 2 scopes, to have 1-20 power with top tier glass available for all my rifles, for very close to what I would have paid for good glass on each of them individually.