The Leupold® VX-3 Scope lineup has been a staple for the Leupold® Company for quite some time. These scopes are the perfect combination of remarkable quality, outstanding features, and true affordability. For 2016, Leupold® re-energized the VX-3 lineup, by upgrading the scope’s glass, coatings, and other significant, interior features. Not only is this new VX-3i a serious upgrade in quality and features, Leupold® did the unthinkable by bringing down the price around $100 per scope! With these innovative improvements and unheard of cost-conscience price cut, the new, VX-3i Scope Series will definitely be the leading Leupold® Scope for years to come.
Leupold® took three major steps in upgrading the VX-3i by bringing better light transmission, adding glare reduction, plus better contrast and resolution. Leupold's® engineers designed this scope to excel in low light formats without the 'white-out' effect in bright conditions. Most scopes focus heavily on mid-spectrum lighting that creates high light transmission in the middle of the day. However, morning and evening light are more on the spectrum edges, so Leupold® designed this scope to enhanced performance in these crucial conditions too. Glare reduction was accomplished with several meticulous steps, such as darkening the edges of the lenses, creating unique variations on the interior of the scope, and preventing glare both inside the tube and on the lenses. The biggest difference for the average eye is in the innovative, effective resolution and contrast improvements. Leupold® designed new lens coatings that are similar to the VX-6 line to reduce rogue light, and channel the principal light sources for a clearer picture. With all these state-of-the-art improvements, the VX-3i Scope is a steal that will compete with scopes double the cost.
The VX-3i Scopes are available with standard capped turrets, or Leupold's® exposed CDS Turrets. CDS stands for the Custom Dial System that allows customers to get a complimentary turret to match their exact ballistics data. This allows for hold points out to 800 yards with some calibers. This feature was originally found on very high-end, expensive scopes, but Leupold® painstakingly engineered the VX-3i to accept these turrets.
The Leupold® 3.5-10x50mm VX-3i is an outstanding replacement for the standard 3-9x40mm scopes that are so popular on the market. With the additional magnification range, this new scope will allow longer shots with more precise aiming. With all the premium improvements, terrific features and unimaginable, cost reduction of the Leupold® VX-3i, this scope is a slam-dunk to make the must-have list for any serious hunter.