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Need some of your guys input and knowledge please/ LEUPOLD

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by buckelk25, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. buckelk25

    buckelk25 PDX New Member

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    Trying to do this on my lunch break, pics are not that great either. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone knew what this scope is worth? I am reading this right off of the scope as it is in my hand. Leupold VARI-X III 3.5X10. I believe I dont have a rifle as of right now that this thing should be on, not sure if I should look into findig one or maybe selling the scope. Any input that anyone might have, would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!!!!!

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  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if they still make the VARI-X 3 3.5 X 10 with target knobs anymore, but the 4.5 X 14 with target knobs runs just shy of $600 in Midway's catalog. I have no idea what used value is, but scopes, even good ones, tend to lose quite a bit of value when used.
     
  3. buckelk25

    buckelk25 PDX New Member

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    Thank you for the input Cougfan2
     
  4. oldbrass

    oldbrass WA Active Member

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    you should send it to me right away so I can mount it to my 30-06 and do a proper appaisal..
     
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  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Maybe half that? $300 is what I paid for a nicer 3X9 with a 40? 44?mm objective? (not a 50)
    You should get plenty of response on that as they are very nice scopes
     
  6. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I would tend to think that would be a pretty decent price, particularly with Leupold's warranty and the fact they are local.
     
  7. bulzeye

    bulzeye scappoose Member

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    they don't make those anymore. pretty sure the black ring means it was their "tactical" scope at the time. these were the predecessor to the Mark 4 tactical scopes scopes.
    probably worth 300-400
     
  8. doubletap007

    doubletap007 Beaverton Active Member

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    the turetts are $100 to have installed so its worth atleast $400 for a vx3 series,the vx 1 series is $250~300 with no turetts.
     
  9. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    $400 would be a good asking price, with the understanding that this is a somewhat specialized scope, and so potential buyers are less plentiful. Appears to be a 1" tube, and does not appear to be a 50mm objective (which is good from a selling standpoint). bulzeye is correct about the black ring signifying tactical application. This is the perfect scope for someone with a military/tactical bolt gun in .308, or a fat-barreled AR.
     
  10. buckelk25

    buckelk25 PDX New Member

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    Thanks guys!!!! I know that it was in use for a tactical rifle, still had heavy picatinny scope mounts on it when I got it. Your guys input and knowledge has been very helpful.
     
  11. bulzeye

    bulzeye scappoose Member

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    this isn't a VX series scope it's a Vari X. you could get the target turrets standard on the tactical versions
     
  12. buckelk25

    buckelk25 PDX New Member

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    Thanks again guys. I will probably put it up for sale or trade in the near future, seeing I have no use for it or the rifle to put it on.
     
  13. BK13

    BK13 PNW Member

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    It's at least two generations old... Vari-X III>VX III>VX3. I would think value would be closer to $300, even with turrets.
     
  14. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have to wonder....
    I've seen guys selling a used (of any vintage) VXI 3-9x40 and getting $200 (or nearly) for it when a new one is about $40 more. I've also seen used upper level Leupolds being advertised for about 10-15% less than brand new. Granted the 3-9X40 is very popular, but this one shouldn't be a tough sell.
    I believe the high resale prices have to do with the Leupold quality and exceptional guarantee.
    If this scope would cost $600 new (or something like it would) I couldn't see asking less than $400 for it.
     
  15. pioneer461

    pioneer461 Columbia County, Oregon Active Member

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    $400. sounds like a reasonable price for a used VARI-X III. Beware of some you may see on-line, as there are many counterfeits floating around. The black rings are on tactical models. Leupold sells many scopes to the military (ours and some allies) and not all agree on what "tactical" means.

    (I'm a former Leupold employee, but not in sales or marketing.)