April 15, 2020

There is almost no type of hunting in North America for which the Leupold VX-1 3-9×40 review  waterproof rifle scope best rifle scope wouldn’t do well, and it is a perfect mate for nearly any deer-hunting rifle. Leupold has a well-earned reputation as one of the best and to many the best rifle scope manufacturer, but most of its long range rifle scopes are very expensive and can cost thousands of dollars. Fortunately, the VX-1 3-9×40 waterproof rifle scope is relatively affordable with many retailers selling it for between $250 and $300. When mated to a good deer rifle of .223 caliber or greater, true tack-driving performance and one-shot, one-kill hunting can be done humanely and efficiently.

Leupold VX-1 3-9x40mm Compact Waterproof Fogproof Riflescope, Matte Black
  • A versatile 3:1 zoom ratio erector system that is ideal for...
  • 1/4 MOA precision finger click adjustments for windage and...
  • Absolute waterproof and fog proof integrity – each is...
  • The Multicoat 4 lens system delivers extreme clarity from...
  • Made with Leupold's Proprietary nitrogen sealing process,...

Outstanding Performance of Leupold VX-1 :

Each of the Leupold’s long range rifle scopes undergo rigorous testing and must perform to the same exacting standards to which the company holds its best rifle scope. Those who buy the VX-1 3-9×40 waterproof rifle scope instantly will recognize the high quality for which Leupold is known.

The 40 mm objective lens is specially coated to capture the maximum amount of light, which is enhanced for the sharpest view after passing through the scope’s multi-coated lens system. The adjustable eyepiece also is lockable and offers magnification of three to nine times to make even far-away targets seem close and well-lit.

The field of vision ranges from about 33 feet at triple magnification to about 13 feet at nine-time magnification. Eye relief is between 3.5 inches and 4.25 inches from the one-inch diameter tube that is 5.6 inches long and weighs about 12 ounces.

Features and Functions Leupold VX-1 scope :

The lockable eyepiece makes it easy for hunters to target specific areas and then lock in their rifle scopes to ensure rapid acquiring of the target when game approaches the intended ambush area. A standard duplex reticle enables easy rifle zeroing while windage and elevation adjustments are done with 1/4 MOA adjustments.

The elevation is adjustable by up to 56 MOA while the windage can be adjusted by up to 52 MOA, which enables true MOA shooting performance at 100 yards. The multi-coated lens system provides outstanding contrast and brightness to better sight in game and take more accurate shots at longer distances.

The rifle scope has a one-inch tube and is compatible with most rifles and mounting rings and rails.

Pros and Cons

The VX-1 offers outstanding optics at affordable price, and its compatibility with most mounting systems means it can be used of several different rifles. The waterproof and multi-coated lens system helps to prevent fogging while capturing a great deal of light.

Unfortunately, the 40 mm objective lens doesn’t grab as much light as larger 50 mm objective lenses available on competing scopes, and the reticle lack mil dots for quick field adjustments.

Ultimately, the VX-1 does well in most rifle scope reviews for good reason: it’s one of the best rifle scope from a reputable manufacturer and available for a reasonable price serious hunters and shooters find downright affordable.

What is the Lenght of this scope?

According to Leupold's Specifications illustration on their website for this scope, the total length is 12.6 inches.

Does the scope come with dust covers?

Yes, it comes with stretchy rubber dust covers. They are decently made and have held up well for me while storing.

Is this a variable or fixed magnification?

3-9x40 means that it is a variable that ranges from 3 to 9 magnification and the 40 is a mm being the size of the front head.

About the Author Anton Scharff

Anton is a hunting expert who respects nature. Ask him anything about large game. Lover of the great outdoors.

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