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Old August 10th, 2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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Info on Leupold 1.5-4x28 VX-II Scout Scope

So I knew leupold had the fixed powered 2.5x scout scope but I was looking around at the swfa.com website and they have this product:

http://swfa.com/Leupold-15-4x28-VX-I...pe-P50858.aspx

It's a variable powered "scout" scope. I was a little suprised, I had never seen of or heard of this optic and was interested to find out more abou it possibly for my m1a scout squad rifle.

Well I goto leupolds website and it's not listed on there anywhere. Anyone know anything about this scope? Any idea why it isn't on their website. Thoughts on how it would stack up on an m1a scout mount, specifically the eye relief at all magnification powers?

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Old August 11th, 2011, 03:51 AM   #2
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Geeze, i called leupold yesterday to see if i could get some info on this scope and their technical support staff was unavailable for 4 hours between 10am and 2pm so i sent them an email and never got a response.

That would be fine i suppose except I sent them an email about a different unrelated question about 2 weeks ago and they never bothered to reply. What's up with their sales and support staff?

I am a little leary about purchasing their products given these 2 incidents. I hope it was just a fluke.

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Old September 14th, 2011, 07:10 PM   #3
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Did you ever hear from them?

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I have one coming in the mail in another week, I'll post up info and pix of it when I do :)

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no they never returned my emails

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Heyas,
I'm not sure what you want to know specifically about the scope but I did get it in the mail today. I did a lot of searching before I found a place that would sell it to me bypassing the Leupold homepage. Besides the link in the OP, basically this model is found at Leupold under the custom page and will cost a little more (not sure why but you can add various nifty features for it on that site).

The eye relief is amazing, easily 8-10"...I haven't mounted it yet obviously so I've just been using it to spy on people in the office 100+ yards out from my window here in the city lol! Sorry, when I get this puppy mounted I'll try and give more information but feel free to ask specifically what you'd like to know and I'll do my best to report back (I'm just a hobbyist so try not to be too technical k?).

Oh, I plan on mounting this on a Standard M1A with Ultimak rail and low Leupold perm rings. The shop I bought the rings from said that I could return them if they're not super scratched so I'm going to see how well everything fits later tonight before I take it to the range this weekend hopefully.


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Here's a few more pictures I snapped in the evening - this is an Ultimak rail and mounted on low Leupold perm rings is a Leupold VX II Variable scout scope.



Low Perm rings, that's a nickel between the scope and rail, it moves freely in that space



Typical sight picture


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You will have to give us a range report, I'm still trying to decide on a scope and I like this one.

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Here's a few more pictures I snapped in the evening - this is an Ultimak rail and mounted on low Leupold perm rings is a Leupold VX II Variable scout scope.
That is a great scout scope installation- congrats!

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Once you get used to the scout style scope setup you find that it's fast at getting on targets. If you buy quick release rings you can switch to irons really fast, nice option if the scope ever fails.

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I don't know about the email system at Leupold but I've always had fantastic support when I got one of their techs on the phone.

Thanks for letting us know about the 1.5-4x Scout scope. I love my FX-II 2.5x fixed power scope but a little adjustability would be great.

Oh, I've got my Scout scope mounted on the Ulimak forend rail too with low Leupold QRW rings and it's significantly lower than the stock SAI scout mount. IRRC RAMMAC measured 1/4". Doesn't sound like much but it really helped me in terms of a better cheek weld.

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Once you get used to the scout style scope setup you find that it's fast at getting on targets. If you buy quick release rings you can switch to irons really fast, nice option if the scope ever fails.
RAMMAC, I read your old thread on this topic, which quick release rings did you end up with? A set of Leupolds?

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I remember writing (incorrectly) that I had used a set of Leupolds but they are actually a set of blued Nikon Weaver Style quick release rings.

I think that they are all camouflaged now and I'm not happy that I got weaver style rings and mounted them on a mil spec picatinny rail (I didn't know better at the time) but it seems to be holding well, I did take a little metal off of the ring's mounting area so that they would fit the rail more consistently. But on the plus side, they are steel and they seem to hold zero pretty well when you remove and reinstall them. Typically, I seem to be off by only a click or two at 100 yards when reinstall the scope.

Recently, in another thread about having just put a new JAE G3 stock on my SOCOM, I posted a picture of a five round group I fired from using this setup. I used heavy 175gr Berger VLD bullets and I fired from a sandbagged bench position but I got a 1.25" group at 100 yards and that's not all that unusual with this setup. I use a Nikon Encore 2.5-8x28mm scope with the BDC reticle and quarter MOA clicks.

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Thanks fellas.

RAMMAC, I read your old thread on this topic, which quick release rings did you end up with? A set of Leupolds?

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I should have mentioned that I DO NOT recommend the Leupold QRW rings for the Ultimak Rail. They are Weaver/Picatinny bastards that worked fine on the Springfield Scout mount but do not fit true Picatinny well.

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Yup, that's why I mentioned having to work the rings over a little to get them to fit reliably. All i had to do was blunt the points that clamp against the rail, that ensured that the clamps would always pull in tight and even without hitting the inside vertical face of the rail. I, like so many others, had assumed that there was no physical difference between rail designs until someone on the forum corrected me.


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I should have mentioned that I DO NOT recommend the Leupold QRW rings for the Ultimak Rail. They are Weaver/Picatinny bastards that worked fine on the Springfield Scout mount but do not fit true Picatinny well.

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