I needed a really big bag for my Ruger Precision Rifle, and this does the job (with the stock folded in to reduce length). What I don't like about it is the absence of dual zippers.
I bought this scope 2 years ago. mounted on sako 85 30-06. mainly using for deer hunting. it is a great scope, but I found it quite heavy for deer hunting rifle. especially when need to climb high mountains. Also I found illumination useless in spotlighting as it is brighter than the animal and can't take clear shoot. All in all good scope for the money.
I bought my first VX-3 2.5-8X36 (back when they were VX-III) in 2006. The demands placed on this new scope were and remain rigorous. It had to be without compromise in any performance area and fit down tight on the receiver of my 760 to keep proper head alignment for quick shooting since it's primary use would be for still-hunting and tracking whitetails in the mountains of WV. This scope paid for itself on the first season. I took a great buck in such a miserable snowstorm at dusk that I know beyond a doubt that I would not have been able to see with my former scope. Its service since then has been flawless. No matter the weather, no matter the situation. This scope has been through it all. Never neglected or abused, but hunted with in whatever conditions presented. Now I have another of the newer VX-3 2.5-8X36 models on a carbine 760 that is as fine a tool for the job as one could ask for. It's first service year (2014), it performed flawlessly in a snap shootout at what turned out to be my biggest buck to date. I consider these two scopes reliable and trustworthy companions. They are the perfect size, no compromise, rifle scope for my needs. Light, bright, accurate, rugged, made in USA, and backed by an airtight guarantee, how could you go wrong?
I purchased a new .270 Win not so long ago and was looking for a scope to fit to it. This rifle is used mainly for Mountain hunting in New Zealand where ranges can be from 30m to as far as you can shoot. While the .270 probably isn't considered a real long range rifle, it easily capable out to the maximum I usually shoot to which is 500m (550 yards) so I needed a reasonable amount of magnification. As well as this I needed a scope that can perform in low light conditions because, as you will know, the big boys usually wont show themselves until just before dark or will be trying to slip away in the grey dawn. I ended up choosing a VX3 4.5-14x40 with a Boone and Crockett reticle. The hold over points work well with the trajectory of the .270 and are accurate as long as you spend some time at the range and verify your drops. The light transmission is brilliant for a scope with a 40mm objective lens and 1" body. It out performs my Vortex Viper HD bino's easily and has allowed for game to be taken safely when it was difficult for the naked eye to see. I have taken game out to 550m using the hold over points. I have no complaints about this scope, but would consider a CDS model for next time.
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