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    Posted: November/21/2008 at 15:26
Well gentlemen here it is.

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Leupold® has a new flagship line of riflescopes with multiple advanced features and superior optical performance – the all-new VX®-3 and VX-3L™ riflescopes. The new line lists a new lens system and models with the Light Optimization Profile™ among the enhancements.
All VX-3/VX-3L riflescopes feature Leupold’s Xtended Twilight Lens System™. The system uses index matched glass with proprietary lens coatings that rebalance blue and purple wavelengths to provide hunters with an even brighter, sharper image in low-light conditions.
“Progress and development should never stop,” commented Mike Slack, Leupold’s marketing communications manager. “The VX-3 is a leap forward in the areas of mechanical reliability, light management, and ruggedness. Hunters and shooters are going to love all the new features the line has to offer.”
Other new features for the VX-3/VX-3L include cryogenically treated, Titanium-Nitride coated, high-strength aluminum adjustment dials and Leupold’s most durable dual spring erector system. This combination of features makes the VX-3/VX-3L riflescopes more rugged than ever before.
The VX-3L models feature the Light Optimization Profile – the cut crescent shape made famous by the VX-L®. The crescent delivers maximum Total Light Throughput™, yet allows a lower mount for proper cheek weld and faster target acquisition.
Other new key features to the line include:
• Second generation Argon/Krypton waterproofing – Leupold’s exclusive internal gas blend and the last word in thermal shock resistance, keeping the riflescope fog proof as well as waterproof
• Blackened lens edges – eliminates residual refraction and minimizes the effects of stray light for maximum photopic transmission, clarity and contrast
• DiamondCoat 2™ – ion-assist lens coating provides higher light transmission while supplying the highest level of abrasion resistance Leupold offers
The new riflescopes are offered in configurations from 1.5-5x20mm, which is ideal for dangerous game and close range shooting, all the way to 8.5-25x50mm Long Range Target which is ideal for long range varminting and competition shooting. The riflescopes feature a one-inch maintube and ¼-MOA adjustments for both windage and elevation, with selected models having finer adjustments and/or 30mm maintubes. Users can choose between a wide selection of reticles, appropriate for virtually any hunting or shooting need. All VX-3/VX-3L riflescopes are backed by Leupold’s Full Lifetime Guarantee.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the most prominent American-owned and -operated optics company, employs more than 650 people in its state-of-the-art Beaverton, Ore., facility where rugged, dependable, high-performance Golden Ring® sports optics are designed, machined and assembled. Leupold is a fifth-generation, family-owned company whose products are sold worldwide to hunters, wildlife observers, competitive shooters, law enforcement officers and special operations military personnel. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; flashlights; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

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well looks like the new vx3 will be the same price as a kahles kx now!
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"Got my popcorn on" for this thread, Roy.
Should be.....interesting.  Wink
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"Got my popcorn on" for this thread, Roy.
Should be.....interesting.  Wink
 
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Has anyone seen pictures of the new "VX3"?  They don't have anything on their website yet.  In fact they still list VX III in their list of products.  But not the VX 3 yet.
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Originally posted by Horsemany Horsemany wrote:

Has anyone seen pictures of the new "VX3"?  They don't have anything on their website yet.  In fact they still list VX III in their list of products.  But not the VX 3 yet.


They probably won't update their website until mid January 2009.
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If anyone finds a spy photo I'd like a link.  Wink
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Originally posted by Horsemany Horsemany wrote:

If anyone finds a spy photo I'd like a link.  Wink


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Leupold press releases are beginning to remind me CounterSniperUSA website.

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Leupold press releases are beginning to remind me CounterSniperUSA website.

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"  We have created the best optical riflescopes in the history of the Universe!!  The finest polished glass found within the galaxy,  cryogenically-treated hammer-forged one-piece tube of the solar system's finest alloy, Argon-Krytonite-filled....and our lenses are Index-Matched and coated with our secret blend of herbs and spices........"  
 
 
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The scopes might be very good for all I know, but the press release is funny.

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..........yes, the press release has got me very curious......but I bet the price is gonna be way up there in the sky somewhere........
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I don't think it'd be a wise business decision to jack up the prices too high.  Not in this economic climate.  My buddy's a salesman at the local Scheel's all sports here.  He said when the economy turned sales plummeted for high price guns and scopes.  They've seen an influx in sales in cheap guns and scopes though according to him.

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yikes..............Shocked     "cheap guns and scopes"  Shocked
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ILya, makes you wonder how Diamond Coat 1 was fifteen times harder than other coatings. And what, it is 1-2 old at most? What is Diamond Coat 2, 30 times harder than the others. Same with their argon/kripton gas. Second generation already. I thought the A/K 1 gas was the last word in thermal shock protection. Their add folks are getting funnier by the minute.....I'm surprised they didn't state that their shipping boxes were they toughest known to man kind
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Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

ILya, makes you wonder how Diamond Coat 1 was fifteen times harder than other coatings. And what, it is 1-2 old at most? What is Diamond Coat 2, 30 times harder than the others. Same with their argon/kripton gas. Second generation already. I thought the A/K 1 gas was the last word in thermal shock protection. Their add folks are getting funnier by the minute.....I'm surprised they didn't state that their shipping boxes were they toughest known to man kind


Roy, argon and krypton gases predate Leupold marketing people by a couple of trillion years or so.  I do not think their chemical properties are likely to change this year.  While we are at it, would you mind explaining to me how thermal shock pertains to scopes and what argon and krypton have to do with that?  Havn't we once had a discussion about thermal shock or something along those lines?

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I'm going out on a limb here, but I think they are trying to say that this particular gas mixture is better at handling rapid temperature changes than poor old nitrogen. You know like when you take your rifle out of the cabin into 100 degrees below zero.
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Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

I'm going out on a limb here, but I think they are trying to say that this particular gas mixture is better at handling rapid temperature changes than poor old nitrogen. You know like when you take your rifle out of the cabin into 100 degrees below zero.
 
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I hope fast focus is part of the package.
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I don't recall seeing the fast focus as a new feature. Alot of new names though.
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I didn't see that, either. I'm just thinking that they have to be looking at the competition from 4200, Monarch and Conquest. Those three have definitely benchmarked Leo for some of their products. I think we are all coming out on top because of this.
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