Leupold Mark 5 3.6-18X44 Review ***Updated 2/9/20***

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I think i am going to buy this scope for my father. I been bored so bought him a tikka compact in 308, just picked it up a wildcat composite stock for it and i want to send it out to have a break installed, barrel fluted, bolt fluted and cerakoted.

This with the firedot seems to be pretty user friendly for guy that is novice shooter/hunter and isnt going to be dialing much or at all.

A Mark 5 is a lot of scope for that setup, if dialing is off the table. The Mark 5 is light for its style of scope, but there are much lighter/less expensive options with a fire dot for those uses.
 

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A Mark 5 is a lot of scope for that setup, if dialing is off the table. The Mark 5 is light for its style of scope, but there are much lighter/less expensive options with a fire dot for those uses.
Appreciate the advise for sure. But what the hell, might as well do it right for him. I am not on a really strick budget.
Maybe the same scope only less magnification do you think?
 
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Appreciate the advise for sure. But what the hell, might as well do it right for him. I am not on a really strick budget.
Maybe the same scope only less magnification do you think?
Nah, this is the lowest Magnification Mark 5 and only comes in FFP.

Look at the VX-5HD line. The 2-10 or 3-15 would be good choices.

The Mark 5 is for cranking dials and going deep...
 

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Nah, this is the lowest Magnification Mark 5 and only comes in FFP.

Look at the VX-5HD line. The 2-10 or 3-15 would be good choices.

The Mark 5 is for cranking dials and going deep...
Ahh, got you. This bowhunter is out of the loop with guns and scope stuff.
VX-5HD 3-15 sounds good in a firedot

Thank you buddy
 

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I've got a Leupold VX5HD 2-10 power firedot scope with a one piece cantilever base (0MOA) I'm looking to sell. It still has the voucher for the customized dial. It's in near mint condition. Just sat on a rifle in my safe for about a year. Got taken out once. I'd let it go with the mount for $750.
 

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I have the 3.6-18 on my 7 saum, and I absolutely love it. Glass is awesome, zero stop is the best one out there (IMO), weight is super awesome, and tracking is spot on. I’ve put 100+ rounds through it all the way from 1000+ l, down to 100 yards, dialed all day long, up to 23 was the max, and that thing never skipped a beat. Highly recommend it to everyone, especially with the weight.


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I have the 3.6-18 on my 7 saum, and I absolutely love it. Glass is awesome, zero stop is the best one out there (IMO), weight is super awesome, and tracking is spot on. I’ve put 100+ rounds through it all the way from 1000+ l, down to 100 yards, dialed all day long, up to 23 was the max, and that thing never skipped a beat. Highly recommend it to everyone, especially with the weight.


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Awesome setup!
 

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In conjunction with the Mesa Precision Arms Crux Carbon Hunter rifle review:

https://www.rokslide.com/forums/threads/mesa-precision-arms-crux-carbon-hunter-rifle-build-and-review.123440/

I will be testing one of Leupold Optics' latest tactical/hunting riflescopes, the Mark 5 3.6-18X44 riflescope with the First Focal Plane PR-1 MOA reticle.

Stay tuned on this thread for updates as we go!
I was looking at that or the VX6 for my fierce 300 win mag, but have kinda been scared off since I have heard about all the keeping zero and tracking issues
 
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I was looking at that or the VX6 for my fierce 300 win mag, but have kinda been scared off since I have heard about all the keeping zero and tracking issues
The Mark 5 I tested had impeccable tracking on a machine rest, shooting steel, and in the field.
 
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Following. Building 6.5PRC with mike at Hell’s Canyon Armory. Will you review Leupold‘s Warranty and Customer Service? Reading conflicting experiences on both items. Thanks for doing this!
 
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