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Old 02-12-2012, 01:56 PM
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Yesterday, and today this New VX-2 seemed to work pretty good. It is my understanding that this scope is new for 2012. This one is a 2 to 7 power.








What caught my attention was the fact that it comes prepped to use a cds dial. It cost me $60 to get the scopes around here reworked. Other thing that appealed to me was the weight, length, objective size, and lens coating.


Yesterday the 45 Omega was sighted in rather quickly, and at 100 yard the moa dial was set near zero.







Today i wanted to start shooting at 200 yard, and the ballistic program say bullet must hit 4" high at 100 yard to be on at 200 yard.







Then after shooting the 200 yard target with the 45, a move was made to 300 yard, and the dial set for 8 3/4" high at 100 yard. This dial setting resulted in the bullet holes on the 300 yard target.








After seeing them bullet hitting some high, i figured the bullet left the barrel faster than the assumed 2200 fps.





The holes left were made at 200 yard; holes right were made at 300 yard.






Included in the box with the scope was this card.






Once i settle on a load, it appear Leupold will make me a free cds dial to my order. Bullet will be 200g SST; sabot will be Harvester; primer will be W209; powder will be BH209, but the exact weight remains undecided. Perhaps 115g???
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:18 PM
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That is some nice shooting. Beautiful rifle and scope.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:30 PM
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Definitely a nice looking setup there. I'm sure you will get it dialed in.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:36 PM
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I had one. Very nice scope. The glass is like last years VX-III.

The VX-1 is now like the old VX-II.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:09 PM
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yup the vx2 is brand new. just got one in 4x12x40. etched reticle and clicks instead of friction. they are very nice.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:11 PM
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jeez that plastic thing shoots better at 200 and 300 yards than your knight. Nice shootin
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:54 PM
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Myself, i think it is the burly barrel.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:17 PM
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That's a nice scope Ron. I just got a set of the Alumina covers for my VX-R and they are nice!
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by chaded View Post
That's a nice scope Ron. I just got a set of the Alumina covers for my VX-R and they are nice!
Yes them cover are nice, but dang they are expensive. Too bad they marry up to the scope so nicely.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:46 PM
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Yeah I agree. I paid 80 bucks but it was 80 bucks well spent imo. I didn't get the free CDS dial card with my vx-r but I contacted them and they told me to just get ahold of them and they would give me a free one.
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