VX-2 3-9x40mm

Trusted by hunters and shooters worldwide. The VX®-2 delivers the performance and features that serious hunters demand. We thought of everything…tactile power indictors; finger-adjustable click windage and elevation dials; the brightness, clarity, and contrast needed to hunt even in low-light conditions. Of course, the ruggedness, absolute waterproof integrity, and famous Leupold® Full Lifetime Guarantee only add to the VX-2’s popularity.

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Model Options Starting prices are USA only, and are our Suggested Retail Price.

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    Gloss Finish Gloss
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    $429.99 Product #110796
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    Matte Finish Matte
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    $389.99 Product #110797
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    Matte Finish Matte
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    $454.99 Product #110799
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    Matte Finish Matte
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    $454.99 Product #110800
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    Matte Finish Matte
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    $454.99 Product #110801
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    Silver Finish Silver
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    $429.99 Product #110802
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VX-2 3-9x40mm is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 162.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VX-II with CDS Dial Amazing scope! Bought this scope and ordered a CDS Dial for a hand load that I shoot. It was spot on with my .270 WIN. I was shooting comfortably out to 600yds even in 30mph winds. I used this setup for an antelope in Wyoming, a bull elk hunt in Colorado, a cow elk and a whitetail in South Dakota. My daughter also used this scope on her whitetail. While on my antelope hunt, I managed to drop my rifle on the rocky ground. It landed upside down and the scope took the full force of the impact. I was worried it was knocked out of zero so I insisted my buddy get the first shot. After he shot his antelope we checked my scope out and all 3 shots were still exactly the same as before the drop. I also had a drop incident on my cow elk hunt but I wasn't worried a bit about my point of impact. When the time came, the scope performed flawlessly as I knew it would. I have all the confidence in the world when I'm tucked in behind my scope now! Thanks Leupold!
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4-12x 40mm CDS .....Go with the LOW 1" PRW rings I love this scope. It's the 3rd Leupold I've bought. It appears JUST as clear and bright as my much more expensive 4.5-14x VX-3L 50mm. No joke. Also, customer service said go with the Medium height rings. I measured and took the chance and went with the LOW ....as lowest possible is always better. I was SOOOOOO right and sooooo glad I went with the LOW height PRW rings for my Ruger American and Browning X bolt applications because with the 40MM Objective lense size, I have a TON of extra room to spare. Probable 1/4 inch above my barrel. TRY LOW FIRST. Hope this helps.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from rugged , great Warranty and clear optics I bought this scope about November to mount on my 300 Winchester love the scopes I have them on my wife's Winchester 30-06 and my Winchester 30-06 and wife's 7 mm magnum thanks for building a great scope for a good price
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best eye relief scope on the market I bought my first leupold scope 10 years ago and will never buy another brand of scope. I got a new rifle and wanted a great scope to go on it. My dad always told me you can't shoot what you can't see! My uncle had a Nikon monarch scope and so I went and checked it out but it didn't have the eye relief or the field of view I was looking for. I went to my local gun shop and got my hands on the leupold VX-2 3-9x50 mm scope and feel in love. The scope was so clear and fit me very well so I bought two. I can't say enough about how well constructed these scopes are built and the durability. A big thanks to everyone that makes these great products and keep up the good work. Tony Jones
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, and very reliable. Bought this scope 3 years ago for my first scoped rifle. The dials are very accurate for zeroing, didn't take long to zero. Couldn't believe I was shooting a 8" gong over and over again at 200 yards. Bought the exact scope again for my big game rifle, same story, same quality. I even bumped the rifle on another quad when I didn't stop in time, the rifle mount popped out under ther force and the rifle scope held zero, and it took most of the impact! I own 3 Leupolds now and they are my 3 main hunting guns, one for varmints, bears, and big game. Will buy again, and I won't stop preaching Leupold!
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Scope My scope was manufactured in 1983 and has been sitting on top of my 7mm Rem Mag ever since. I've used it to harvest multiple deer, elk, bear, and antelope over the years. It may not be as nice as the scopes built today with the fancy light gathering glass and lighted reticles but it is still a tank. I admit that I have had to send it back to Leupold three times because it wouldn't hold zero but they have taken care of it every time, no hassles! Some day I'll put another scope on the rifle and you can bet it will be another Leupold next time! You can't ask for better customer service that Leupold offers. Thank you Leupold!
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4x12CDS I own several Leupold products and have always been very happy with there quality and service. I recently purchased a new 4x12 with the CDS dial and the scope was the quality as expected but I had second thoughts about the CDS system. With no zero stop the dial easily moved to either side of zero while hunting. This was the first Leupold scope I had purchased that I thought I had made a mistake. I contacted Leupold customer service and talked to a very friendly rep that was eager to help. He sent an e-mail asking for certain specs of the rifle that I was shooting. The laser cut a custom dial for my rifle with the zero stop and know the scope is even better than I had expected at purchase. I don't think any other optics company can top the great customer service that Leupold offers. I suggest any buddy that's looking for an affordable scope with the dial system buy one and get the custom dial. The days of tapping a yardage tag to the stock is gone. Thank you again for a great for great service and a great product.
Date published: 2016-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and effective tool. I have had this scope for over a year now. I ma pleased with the optical performance and low light capabilities. The two things that stand out to me about these are their ability to maintain zero during rough handling and how accurate the CDS turret is. I have traveled through airports, confirmed zero, hunted and accurately placed bullets on animals. Flown back through the airports (we all know how rough they can be with luggage) and re confirmed zero with no point of impact change. To me, having confidence that my rifle maintains zero means a lot. The CDS turret is a simple. I'm very pleased with the accuracy of it. Just supply GOOD data and you'll be happy. Love it.
Date published: 2016-09-13
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Index Matched Lens System

A Leupold® exclusive, this system has nearly perfected Leupold’s already impeccable light management. Leupold engineers specify different coating materials for each lens surface in the riflescope, based on the lens’ index of refraction, placement and function, layering each coating to eliminate reflections and maximize light transmission. The result is unparalleled brightness and extremely sharp resolution across the entire visual field.

2nd Generation Argon/Krypton Waterproofing

While we still waterproof other optics with bone-dry nitrogen – technology pioneered by Leupold® – Select models feature our exclusive, proprietary Argon/Krypton gas blend. Its advantages are two fold: it nearly eliminates the effects of thermal shock, and the Argon/Krypton molecules are significantly larger than nitrogen molecules, reducing the diffusion of gases sealed inside your scope even more than our proven nitrogen technology already does. We pioneered riflescope waterproofing, and now with Argon/Krypton we’re exceeding the standards we set ourselves.

Generous Eyebox

The generous eyebox makes it faster and easier to get your eye behind the riflescope and achieve a full, clear sight picture. Setting up for longer shots you'll appreciate the flexibility it affords, and in close up big game or dangerous game situations the quick target acquisition will be the difference maker. At high power, the longer eye relief and more generous eyebox gives you incredible head position latitude and an improved sight pictue that fills the eyepiece completely - putting you in better position to make the shot of a lifetime.

Blackened Lens Edges

Blackened lens edges reduce unwanted glare and diffusion through the lens edges to provide better resolution, improved contrast and superior optical perrformance.

Externally Threaded Fast-Focus Eyepiece

The sleek design of the externally threaded fast-focus eyepiece provides for faster focusing of the reticle under any conditions.

3:1 Zoom Ratio

Custom Shop serviceable

Tactile Power Selector

One inch Maintube

6061-T6 Aircraft Quality Aluminum

Durable Lens Cover

Keep the lenses of your Leupold® riflescope looking like new. Protect it from dirt and damage with the durable bikini style lens cover included with your riflescope. Protects your scope while in storage or in the field.

Waterproof/Fogproof

Specification Low High
Actual Magnification 3.20 x 8.80 x
Linear Field of View (ft/100 yd) 34.60 ft 14.60 ft
Linear Field of View (m/100 m) 11.40 m 4.70 m
Eye Relief (in) 4.20 in 3.70 in
Eye Relief (mm) 108.00 mm 94.00 mm
Specification Value
Weight (oz) 11.20 oz
Weight (g) 318.00 g
Objective Clear Aperture (in) 1.60 in
Objective Clear Aperture (mm) 40.00 mm
Elevation Adjustment Range 52.00 moa
Windage Adjustment Range 52.00 moa
Specification Value
Scope Profile Diagram
A. Length 12.60 in
B. Tube Length 5.60 in
C. Illustration 2.30 in
D. Illustration 2.20 in
E. Eyepiece Length 3.20 in
F. Objective Length 3.50 in
G. Objective Diameter 1.80 in
H. Eyepiece Diameter 1.60 in
K. Tube Diameter 1.0 in
25.40 mm

Mark 4 ARD Anti-Reflection Device - 40mm

We’ve created these threaded anti-reflective devices in nearly every objective lens size, each featuring scores of tiny, light-transmitting honeycomb baffles that reduce lens glare without obscuring your sight picture.

Alumina Flip-Back Lens Cover - 40mm & Standard EP

Designed for Leupold scopes built after 2003, Alumina® Flip-Back™ lens covers feature powerful neodymium magnets to hold them securely closed and the triple O-ring seals provide maximum protection from the elements. Constructed out of durable 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum, they are precisely machined to allow for quick and easy operation, and a low-profile position, when open, make these Flip-Back lens covers stand above the rest. The round objective and ocular models can be rotated so they can open in any direction. Scopes built prior to 2003 can be threaded to accept Alumina accessories at a 50% discount, with proof of purchase, through the Leupold Custom Shop by calling 800-538-7653.

Alumina Flip-Back Lens Cover - Standard EP

Designed for Leupold scopes built after 2003, Alumina® Flip-Back™ lens covers feature powerful neodymium magnets to hold them securely closed and the triple O-ring seals provide maximum protection from the elements. Constructed out of durable 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum, they are precisely machined to allow for quick and easy operation, and a low-profile position, when open, make these Flip-Back lens covers stand above the rest. The round objective and ocular models can be rotated so they can open in any direction. Scopes built prior to 2003 can be threaded to accept Alumina accessories at a 50% discount, with proof of purchase, through the Leupold Custom Shop by calling 800-538-7653.

Alumina Flip-Back Lens Cover - 40mm

Designed for Leupold scopes built after 2003, Alumina® Flip-Back™ lens covers feature powerful neodymium magnets to hold them securely closed and the triple O-ring seals provide maximum protection from the elements. Constructed out of durable 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum, they are precisely machined to allow for quick and easy operation, and a low-profile position, when open, make these Flip-Back lens covers stand above the rest. The round objective and ocular models can be rotated so they can open in any direction. Scopes built prior to 2003 can be threaded to accept Alumina accessories at a 50% discount, with proof of purchase, through the Leupold Custom Shop by calling 800-538-7653.

Alumina 4in—40mm Lens Shade

Protect the riflescope objective lens from rain and sunglare. The 2.5 and 4 inch, 40mm Lens Shades can be threaded together to create custom lengths. Available in Gloss, Matte and Silver finishes. Fits all Leupold riflscopes with 40mm objectives manufactured after 2004.

Alumina 2.5in—40mm Lens Shade

Protect the riflescope objective lens from rain and sunglare. The 2.5 and 4 inch, 40mm Lens Shades can be threaded together to create custom lengths. Available in Gloss, Matte and Silver finishes. Fits all Leupold riflscopes with 40mm objectives manufactured after 2004.

Scope Cover, Large

Keep your Leupold® scope looking like new. Protect its finish from dirt and damage with one of our scope covers. Available in many sizes to fit most Leupold scopes, the scope cover is made of water-resistant, nylon-laminated neoprene. Protect your scope in storage or in the field.

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VX-2 Riflescopes

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4.00x 20.00mm No No No $389.99
4.10x 28.00mm No No No $389.99
6.70x 33.00mm Yes No No $454.99
6.70x 33.00mm No Yes No $389.99
8.80x 40.00mm Yes No No $454.99
8.80x 40.00mm No Yes No $389.99
8.80x 50.00mm Yes No No $584.99
8.80x 50.00mm No Yes No $519.99
11.80x 40.00mm Yes No No $584.99
11.80x 40.00mm No Yes No $519.99
11.80x 40.00mm No No No $454.99
11.80x 50.00mm Yes No No $649.99
11.80x 50.00mm No Yes No $584.99
17.20x 38.00mm Yes No No $714.99
17.20x 38.00mm Yes No No $714.99
17.20x 40.00mm No Yes No $649.99