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Leupold VX-5HD

05 Sep 2018
@ 06:26 pm (GMT)

Sam Harris

Hi All,

I'm looking at a new scope, in particular a Leupold VX-5HD. Does anyone have any expierence with them - in particular how close they track to MOA and how well the zero stop on them holds.

Thanks in advance


20 Sep 2018
@ 03:07 pm (GMT)

Andrew Murray

Re: Leupold VX-5HD
Hi Sam,

I have not had any experience, hopefully someone here can help.
20 Sep 2018
@ 05:31 pm (GMT)

Bob Mavin

Re: Leupold VX-5HD
Not sure about that scope, but I have two Tract scopes, they're the best scopes I own. The tract Toric UHD 30MM 4-20X50 FFP MOA/MOA is a better scope than my NXS Nightforce, clearer, better in low light and tracts perfectly. Great company to deal with.

I can't praise them enough
21 Sep 2018
@ 09:45 am (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: Leupold VX-5HD
Hey Sam. Have a look at the previous posts in this section. Lots of us have Sightron SIII series scopes. I have 3 and a Nightforce. You'll find that buying a Sightron is a lifetime purchase. Get the right one and you'll have it for the rest of your life. Spend and choose wisely on a rifle scope and binoculars and you will be set up for life. You will have more money to spend on hunting trips rather than a lifetime spending money on mediocre scopes plastic popgunz and latest fadmoez!
21 Sep 2018
@ 10:00 am (GMT)


Re: Leupold VX-5HD
Sam, I went through the same exercise a little while ago.

I am a big fan of Leupold scopes, having used VX3s in their various iterations on many hunting rifles with almost complete satisfaction. The "almost" relates to the adjustments. Once set, I have never had a problem, but getting them zeroed - they have a mind of their own - even for me after the introduction of twin erector springs.

BUT when I was looking at the same question that you have asked about tracking, zero stop etc,. I contacted Leupold, thinking that the VX5 may have some internal changes over the VX3 tha would solve this problem.

I was told that the erector mechanism is the same on both models.

Because accuracy and repeatability of the adjustments was very important to me this time, I chose another brand.
26 Sep 2018
@ 12:16 pm (GMT)

Sam harris

Re: Leupold VX-5HD
Thanks for all the advice guys.. looks like a sightron it is.

26 Sep 2018
@ 01:11 pm (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: Leupold VX-5HD
No worries Sam. Take your time pick the right scope and you'll Be fine. Get some Signature 30mm zee rings to mount it.
Good shooting.
Have you got all the books. Read them and If you use the information. Amazing things happen....cheers man.

27 Sep 2018
@ 03:31 am (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: Leupold VX-5HD
Regarding Warwick's response, I was having a hard time finding the 30mm Signature Zee ring inserts. At the time, all that was available was the +/-.010" offsets. As ugly as they are, I went with the XTR series for the better selection of inserts. And really, once the rings were mounted with a scope in them, they don't look that bad.
07 Nov 2018
@ 07:58 pm (GMT)

Garrett Pasquale

Re: Leupold VX-5HD
Hey mate, I have a vx5 on my 308. Awesome scope! Once I got my rifle sites in and croni figures punched into a ballistics calculator I shot out to 740 yards ringing a gong 3 times in a row on my first crack. New experience for me so I was stoked. I could easily make out the the 1000 yard target and was keen to have a crack but ran out of elevation dial up. A 20moa rail would of got that sorted. I think my vx5 is slightly better optics than my khales csx.
Light, compact and well priced for the quality. Zero stop works well. No problem tracking.
The vx6 is twice the price but I couldn't imagine it is twice as good
Yep I rate it.
09 Mar 2019
@ 08:50 pm (GMT)

Mike Kanak

Re: Leupold VX-5HD
I've got the 3-15 x 42 VX-5 HD with CDS and windplex on my 28 Nosler. One thing that I did different was got the Canadian distributor to put a windage Z loc turret on before it ever got to my dealer. I shoot that out to 1000 with no tracking problems. I like the locking, 20 MOA a spin turrets with zero-stop and the fast focus but love the optics. If my eyes aren't lieing its better than my Nightforce NXS and it blows a Mark 4 right out of the water. Those are my regular long range scopes.

How they will stand up to use will take some time to determine.



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