VX-3i 2.5-8x36mm

America's favorite riflescope just got better. VX-3i brings legendary Leupold Gold Ring performance to a new level. Twilight Max Light Management System provides maximum brightness in all colors and intensified contrast across the entire field of view. Dual Spring Precision Adjustments perform with match grade precision. The easy turn power selector can be quickly turned, even with gloves on while watertight seals ensure fog free performance for a lifetime.

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

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    Matte Finish Matte
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    $519.99 Product #170678
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    $649.99 Product #170679
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VX-3i 2.5-8x36mm is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 92.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CDS Perfection I mounted this on a Montana Rifle Company X2, chambered in 300WSM. Excellent combination. Spotted a nice buck Thursday evening, with about 10mins of legal shooting light remaining. Through my binoculars, I had a hard time making out his details. Through the VX3I, however, it was much clearer and more apparent he was a shooter. Ranged him at 570, dialed the CDS to 575 and squeezed the trigger. Dropped where he stood, quick and painless as I could have wished for. It's incredible how several years ago, I wouldn't have dreamed of such a shot. The CDS system, paired with a RX series rangefinder work so well together, it's really a confidence booster and a game changer.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best hunting scope on the market! I have owned the Leupold Vx3i CDS for a few months now. This scope is awesome on so many levels - Leupold nailed it with the Vx3i. The clarity of the lens matched by the perfect amount of light being allowed into the lens allows hunters to stay in the field just long enough to see the big bucks appear before the sun goes down. The Vx3i comes with a side focus that is smooth and easy to use. Match this with the windage and 1/4 moa adjustment knobs, both by the way have easy and noticeable clicks which allow for easy adjustment without having to take your eye off of the target, and you're on your way to bagging your limits of game.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy it once and forget about it! VX3i 6.5x20x50 si To start with, I am a long time Leupold user. I have always enjoyed the great clarity, and eye relief a Leupold scope provides. In addition, I have actually dropped a Browning BPR with a Leupold scope 20' to the ground from a deer stand with no loss of zero! The VX3i 6.5x20x50 side focus provides that same great clarity, eye relief, ruggedness, and unbelievable warranty they always have. (I was the beneficiary of warranty replacement so I know). Great scope, legendary company. I know there are "trendy" options out there and new shooters are buying all kinds of scopes based on what looks cool on Instagram. If you want a real scope, for real shooting, choose a Leupold. If you want something they don't have ask the custom shop, real hunters and shooters just like you and me work there!
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstrips the competition I purchased my vx3i along with 3 other scopes for a side by side comparison. Hunting in Ireland usually means dull grey blue light and little of it when you need to take a shot. When compared to identical scopes from vortex zeiss and meopta I chose the leupold vx3i as the clear leader for clarity and light transmission. Even I was surprised that it surpassed scopes costing twice as much. The ability to pick out detail in poor light and particularly in timber and brush means that leupold has a permanent place in my gun cabinet.
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sensational Scope! I purchased my 4th Leupold scope for my new 270 win rifle. After mounting the VX 3i scope to the rifle and with very little effort in dialing in the MOA for a 200 yard zero, I took it out on a Blackbuck Antelope hunt. My hunt was an exhilarating success with a 130 yard an ethical shot to the sweet spot. Gotta love Leupold! My scopes have never let me down... yet another sensational scope-- alway providing an excellent product with consistent reliability and clarity thats hard to beat.
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Im pleased I am not new to leupold, in fact leupold is the only optic i have ever owned so far. I am no expert shooter by no means. I am a deer hunter and have been for most of my life. I decided i wanted to get into longer range shooting so i decided to put this scope with CDS on my newly purchased remington sendero 7mm rem mag. I did everything leupold said do when sighting it in and sent them the info and got my turret in less than 2 weeks. I went today and shot at 200, 500, 700 yards and all shots would have killed the deer. The scope tracked right and as far as im concerned worth the extra money.
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vx3i 1.75x6x32 Where I live in Wales in U.K. The normal trend is to have 56 lense 30 mm tube scope even for woodland hunting ,it's like hunting with a drainage pipe on your rifle , They are to big of scope for my 30/30 for woodland stalking ,this leupold scope is a example of great engineering and value for money ,the low light is transfer is brilliant for such a small objective lense and one ins tube ,I don't see buying any other brand when leupold offers these scopes at this quality and value for money ,I have three other leupolds ,4x12x40 European,vx2 3x9x40 and fx3 6x42 all have served me well ,I have a new sako 85 barvarian carbine in 30 06 on order can't see me putting anything other than a vxi3 on it ,, quality,reliable,tough and at a new lower price , a happy and satisfied hunter
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only the best I put together a high-end 10/22 build, including, among other things, custom machining on the barrel, chamber, receiver, and bolt. I looked at a plethora of optics. Obviously, being a rimfire, pinpoint accuracy at long-range, wasn't a consideration so high magnification wasn't necessary. On the other hand, what good is an accurized rifle if the optics can't keep up? Ultimately, I went with the VX-3i in 3.5x10x40mm from the Leupold custom shop (gray color, post duplex reticle, and rhinoceros engraving). It's performing flawlessly and the customizations are perfect. The product and services are top-tier. This scope is my first Leupold, but it definitely will not be my last.
Date published: 2016-08-25
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DiamondCoat 2

Exterior lens surfaces are treated with DiamondCoat 2™, an ion-assist lens coating, for higher light transmission and the greatest level of abrasion resistance we’ve ever offered. DiamondCoat already exceeds military standards for hardness and durability. DiamondCoat 2 offers unsurpassed durability and will prove its worth in the wildest places on earth. DiamondCoat 2 has the additional advantage of assisting in light transmission, for greater brightness, clarity and contrast.

Leupold Scope Cover

Keep your Leupold® riflescope looking like new. Protect its finish from dirt and damage with the durable scope cover included with your riflescope. Made of water-resistant, nylon-laminated neoprene. Protect your scope in storage or in the field.

Lockable Fast-Focus Eyepiece

Twilight Max Light Management System

Light management means delivering usable light to your eye and forming a crisp, high contrasting image. Lens coatings are applied that maximize light transmission in blue colors, since your eye is more sensitive to blue in low light. Red colors are also maximized, since they dominate scenes in typical hunting situations and finally the balancing colors to develop the highest possible contrast. Glare is controlled with special mechanical structures. The end result, you can see antler tines in dark shadows long after the competition has gone home.

Twin Bias Spring Erector System

Specification Low High
Actual Magnification 2.60 x 7.80 x
Linear Field of View (ft/100 yd) 37.50 ft 13.70 ft
Linear Field of View (m/100 m) 12.50 m 4.60 m
Eye Relief (in) 4.50 in 3.60 in
Eye Relief (mm) 114.00 mm 91.00 mm
Specification Value
Weight (oz) 11.40 oz
Weight (g) 323.00 g
Objective Clear Aperture (in) 1.40 in
Objective Clear Aperture (mm) 36.00 mm
Elevation Adjustment Range 67.00 moa
Windage Adjustment Range 67.00 moa
Specification Value
Scope Profile Diagram
A. Length 11.40 in
B. Tube Length 5.10 in
C. Illustration 1.60 in
D. Illustration 2.50 in
E. Eyepiece Length 3.10 in
F. Objective Length 3.00 in
G. Objective Diameter 1.60 in
H. Eyepiece Diameter 1.60 in
K. Tube Diameter 1.0 in
25.40 mm

Mark 4 ARD Anti-Reflection Device - 36mm

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 - 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 - 36mm

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.

Scope Cover, Medium

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-3i Riflescopes

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4.50x 20.00mm No No No $519.99
5.50x 32.00mm No No No $519.99
7.80x 36.00mm No Yes No $519.99
9.50x 50.00mm Yes No No $679.99
9.50x 50.00mm No Yes No $614.99
9.50x 56.00mm No No Yes $1,104.99
9.70x 40.00mm Yes No No $584.99
9.70x 40.00mm No Yes No $519.99
14.20x 40.00mm No Yes No $714.99
14.20x 40.00mm Yes No No $779.99
New 14.30x 50.00mm No No No $1,104.99
New 14.30x 50.00mm No No No $1,104.99
14.40x 40.00mm Yes No No $714.99
14.40x 40.00mm No Yes No $649.99
14.40x 50.00mm Yes No No $779.99
14.40x 50.00mm Yes No No $909.99
14.40x 50.00mm No Yes No $714.99
14.40x 50.00mm No Yes No $844.99
14.40x 56.00mm No No Yes $1,299.99
14.70x 40.00mm No Yes No $714.99
14.70x 40.00mm Yes No No $779.99
19.20x 40.00mm Yes No No $909.99
19.20x 40.00mm No Yes No $909.99
19.20x 50.00mm Yes Yes No $1,169.99
New 19.50x 50.00mm No No No $1,169.99
New 19.50x 50.00mm No No No $1,169.99
24.30x 50.00mm Yes Yes No $1,169.99
New 25.10x 50.00mm No No No $1,234.99
New 25.10x 50.00mm No No No $1,234.99