Hunters nationwide have similar needs when it comes to riflescopes – outstanding low-light performance and rugged reliability in a lightweight package are typically among the first requests. Featuring dual spring precision adjustments, the Twilight Max Light Management System, and a legendary reputation for durability, Leupold’s VX-3i line firmly fits the bill.
A 3:1 zoom ratio means the VX-3i line comes in a wide variety of magnification ranges – available in 1.5-5, 2.5-8, 3.5-10, 4.5-14, and 6.5-20 power models, with varying objective lens diameters. But your options don’t stop there, it’s also available with a Duplex, Illuminated Duplex, Heavy Duplex, Fine Duplex, Wind-Plex, Boone & Crockett, German 4, Illuminated German 4, and Varmint Hunter reticle. Illuminated reticles feature Leupold’s Motion Sensor Technology (MST), which puts the FireDot into a battery-saving standby mode after five minutes of inactivity. When the MST detects motion, it instantly activates the sight, so it’s ready when you are. The line features both 1-inch and 30mm maintubes, so you can opt for super lightweight or really lightweight.
With the VX-3i you’re getting a feature-packed riflescope, complete with Leupold’s well-known rugged reliability standards, at a price point that won’t blow your budget – VX-3i’s can start as low as $450. Ready to know more?
Superior Low-Light Performance
Get behind a VX-3i and you’ll see what makes it a step better than its competition. Every scope in the line offers superior edge-to-edge clarity and extreme low-light performance. Leupold’s Twilight Max Light Management System delivers the perfect balance of image color and contrast, light transmission, and glare management. Most scopes only focus on transmitting high percentages of midday light, while the VX-3i gives you maximum transmission of the entire visible spectrum. Why does that matter? The human eye is most sensitive to colors outside the middle of the spectrum during dawn and dusk, when game is moving. This system literally helps you see more in less light. Superior glare reduction, meanwhile, ensures the maximum amount of usable light gets to your eye. Leupold’s proprietary lens coatings and superior optical design help deliver the very best contrast and resolution, ensuring you’ll be able to see things like tines in heavy timber. With the Twilight Max Light Management System, your trophy shouldn’t be able to give you the slip in low light.
Custom Dial System
Select VX-3i models can be equipped with Leupold’s one-of-a-kind Custom Dial System (CDS). Never heard of it? Then pay attention because the CDS system makes accurate, long-range shooting this simple: range your target, turn your CDS dial to match the range, aim dead on, and then squeeze the trigger. With a CDS dial and some practice, you can shoot farther and more accurately than ever before. Here’s how it works: Leupold customizes your scope’s elevation dial to match your exact load, velocity, and even the average atmospheric conditions where you hunt for unprecedented precision. With your CDS dial, you’ll easily compensate for bullet drop and make ultra-quick adjustments on the fly. You can even create multiple dials for the same riflescope to match different loads or different conditions. A free CDS dial is offered with the purchase of any CDS-ready riflescope, and extra dials are available for a nominal fee. The CDS feature is available on all VX-6HD and VX-6 models, and select VX-5HD, VX-3i, VX-R, and VX-Freedom models. CDS dials are excellent when paired with a Leupold rangefinder, thanks to the company’s exclusive True Ballistic Range technology. Use True Ballistic Range to get the most accurate ballistic range to your target, and then set your CDS to the correct number – it’s already matched to the ballistics.
Built to Last
Like every riflescope offered by Leupold, the VX-3i is designed, machined, and assembled in Beaverton, Oregon, and it’s built to withstand a lifetime of abuse. Exterior lens surfaces are treated with DiamondCoat 2, an ion-assist lens coating, for higher light transmission and an amazing level of abrasion resistance. DiamondCoat 2 has the additional advantage of assisting in light transmission, for greater brightness, clarity and contrast, and will prove its worth in the wildest places on earth. Further, every Leupold riflescope model is “Punisher” tested and capable of withstanding whatever you might be able to throw at it. That said, if you do ever have a problem, know that the VX-3i is backed by Leupold’s legendary Full Lifetime Guarantee.