leupold 10x40 mk4 ?????

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  1. griggzy

    griggzy Dop's *****

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    hi im interested to know who uses a leupold 10x40 mk4 ( side paralax ) on the HFT circuit and do they find it good ? does it paralax down to 20 ish yards ? are the milldots well spaced out or are they tightly packed together ? also any bad points you find with them ie : bad paralax error ?

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  2. Knockedover

    Knockedover CSFTA Champ

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    I used a 10x40 LRT model for around 1 1/2-2yrs, it was reparallaxed and would comfortably come down to 10yds on the sidewheel with good visability down to around 15-16yds with a 25-27yd parallax setting, and down to 13yds with a 20-22yd setting but then began to blur slightly at 45yds which I don't like.
    The mildots are true mildot and nice and usable. The optics are usual Leup standard, beautifully clear and bright with a good depth of field, at my usual 25-27yd setting it would go out to HFT/FT ranges easily.
    My main reason for switching back to the EB was that I found it quite fussy with parallax error with elevated shots where head position was hard to get 100% right. However the guy I sold it to (John Murray) seems to get on very well with it:) I guess a lot of it comes down to personal suitability as well as how it works with your gun/stock combination. If I could have those optics with the user friendliness of the EB I'd be a very happy man:)
     
  3. Sparky

    Sparky Ich dien Staff Member

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    Out of all the MK4 leups i've tried it was one of my favorites, BUT for some reason it was the worst for parallax error.

    Pete
     
  4. griggzy

    griggzy Dop's *****

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    cheers fellas i found bad paralax error with the vx3 i had for a bit , but it couldnt be reparalaxed so it was no good guess il have to find some1 at a shoot who uses one and have a look through it etc
     
  5. Scoch

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    Quality scope got that and an EB and prefer the Leup!
     
  6. peadar_911

    peadar_911 Too old to die young.

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    I use one and think it's the Mutt's Nuts. Mine will parallax all the way down to about 9 yards, but I have the TMR ret as I don't much like mildots, though the spacing is the same with half mil hash marks added in as well.

    I have looked through Big Chris's 10x40 Mildot Leup, and a couple of 3.5-10x40's, and the mildots looked a nice size. They are true mildot scopes, so the spacing is as should be, really.

    I don't find a problem with parallax error, but I do use a scope enhancer which helps maintain head position.

    The DOF is excellent, with only the really close ones being blurred for me, but I can still manage to shoot 15mm kills at 8 and 10 yds in practise, so it isn't an issue.

    Bad points, only one - cost, they're very expensive. Mine cost more than 4 times the TAC 30 I used previously, it's not 4 times better, though, so it's a case of diminishing returns when spending that much money.:(

    Actually, two bad points, when you look through a "normal" scope you think it is sh*t. I recently spent a couple of minutes trying to focus my Viper at 25yds and eventually realised it was focused.:D

    The fixed mag model is built like a brick sh*t house and , the built quality really is 1st class. The MK4 also has a lifetime warranty, that says they are confident it isn't going to fall apart or let you down.

    Hope this helps.

    Peter
     
  7. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Griggzy have a look through mine when you come down for the extreme at Treetops, its the best scope I have ever used and I've had a few;):D
     
  8. Sparky

    Sparky Ich dien Staff Member

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    This is why you really have to try before you buy as what will suit one person wont suit another, its the same with any scope.

    Pete
     
  9. rogb

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    I had one Steve and for resolution and all-round build quality , it was brilliant, but I suffered from much the same as Vinnie, If you couldn't get your head in exactly the right position, it wasn't very forgiving.

    I also had the TMR ret and kept losing the lines on dark targets. Perhaps now with UKAHFT lighter targets that wouldn't be such a problem.

    The EB was more user-friendly and a hell of a lot cheaper.:D
     
  10. Scoch

    Scoch HOW!!!

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    I suppose its the law of diminishing returns, I find mine slightly better than my Eb which is a quarter of the price. Is the leup 4 times better, NO.

    Saying that I picked mine up used for £550 and was worth the money to me.
     
  11. griggzy

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    thanks for all your replys il take up these offers and have a good look through one , the paralax issue is somthing im dealing with using the hawke 10x42 i love the scope but ive always liked the leup's since the vx3 i had but the paralax issue really let it down but it was more a rimfire scope
     
  12. pete53

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    If you are still looking there is one here
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LEUPOLD-MK-4-...Hunting_ShootingSports_ET&hash=item4155af8322
     

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