VX•R 3-9x40mm CDS (30mm)

What happens when you combine a state of the art illumination system with the exclusive FireDot Reticle? You get the VX-R—only from Leupold, America’s Optics Authority. And now with the Custom Dial System (CDS), you can now own a scope that precisely matches your rifle's ballistics.

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VX•R 3-9x40mm CDS (30mm) is rated 4.771929824561403 out of 5 by 57.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bush Hunting Scope I am a proud owner of a VX-R 2-7X33mm FireDot, that I'm currently using on my .416 Rigby. I chose this scope for it's promising all rounder capabilities, which is very often demanded by the thick African Bush where I live and hunt. The 2-7 zoom together with the FireDot, allows me to take a comfortable shot whether the animal is anything from 20 to 200meters out, or even on a charge. For those who are familiar with the .416, also know that it is a rifle respected by many a hunter, designed for dangerous game. In other words, it packs a punch, which means only the toughest scopes on the market fit the criteria.. I can honestly say, my Leupold impresses me more every day.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope! I use this scope for night hunting wild hogs. With the 30mm tube, fire dot reticles, and 50mm objective, shooting in low light or dark with light is not an issue. Used this scope at 600yds and holds good. Very nice scope -704 outdoors tv show - Cornbread
Date published: 2016-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hello. I'm from Portugal! We here hunt wild boar, deer, with the help of dogs!   VX-R 1.25-4x20 riflescope is great for fast-moving targets. the Circle Reticle illuminated red dot center help you get on target faster When the pet is moving very fast. The quality of the lenses offer excelent light transmission and does not check the unpleasant reflections.   It has an excellent behavior when there is bad weather, rain and fog. I did zero to 50 meters, and after making over 300 shots, it continues to accurately! It should come with flip covers, I had to buy one apart neoprene covers! I am thinking of buying a 4,5-14X50 to chase hunting / stalking! Definitely, I will be customer Leupold, Leupold is not behind the renowned European brands.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Optics Follow by #1 Dealer Dodds Sporting Goo I best this optic for my son, I was wanting the most competitive optic on the market. The staff at Dodds Sporting Goods are the best in the business. The product knowledge is out of this world I've went to 3 cabelas and 2 Dicks and the level of produce knowledge that The staff at Dodds is unreal. I will always by from the team. I walked into there store question about optics and they stated there is only 1 optic in our mind and that is Leupold. They had a couple thousand optics in there store so that lead me to think they know what they are talking about to have that many scopes wow. The lady name was Danielle and she said we only sell what we believe inn and that is Leupold.
Date published: 2016-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great scope on New Mini 14 Now 4 years later and still getting better each time I take it out. Have expensive full AR setups that run fine, but keep returning to my Mini 14 with this Leupold VX-R 2-7X33 scope. This match for me is a perfect balance of super optics and smooth, reliable firepower. Have several Leupold scopes costing much more, but this one is still my favorite. Like coming home to an old friend. Highly recommend this scope.
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard Scope to Beat I've been very impressed with this scope. The CDS model with the turret for elevation is very useful. Clicks feel precise and accurate. Although I have not yet called in with my ballistic information to get the customized turret, I plan to soon and expect it to work effectively at a wide variety of ranges. This scope is a bargain considering the quality and features like the illuminated reticle.
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features!!! You WILL NOT find this much scope for the money anywhere!!! Don't be confused however, it is not cheap when it comes to craftsmanship!!!
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the highest quality scope out there his is not my first Leupold nor will it be my last I just purchaced a Tikka T3 Stainless and could not imagine putting anything else but a Leupold for a scope tried something new to me is the CDS system just totally wow 8 illumination ajustments and so so clear whether it be early in the morning or end of day Excellent scope I had a friend try mine at the shooting range and he also is going to get one Leupold should use the same slogan as Tikka (second to none) your scopes are in a class by themselves !!! I would also like to take a moment to thanks Leupold Canada who made finding my scope a breeze where I had had a problem with a few distributors ! Keep up the Excellent craftsmanship will never put any other scope on my rifles Thank you Best Regards George Kauhanen
Date published: 2016-06-27
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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.

FireDot Illumination

Select models are available with our exclusive FireDot Reticle System in your choice of FireDot Duplex, FireDot Circle, Ballistic FireDot, FireDot LR Duplex, FireDot 4, FireDot Pig Plex, FireDot TMR and FireDot SPR. Once activated, the dot within the reticle illuminates with bright, sharp definition, while the rest of the reticle is non-illuminated. This combination leads your eye naturally to the center aiming point and makes target acquisition quick, precise, and simple.

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.

Twin Bias Spring Erector System

One Turn, Extended Range Focus

The one-turn, non-locking eyepiece accommodates a wider spectrum of visual acuity, even in diminishing light. Near-sighted, far-sighted, or anywhere in between, adjusting the focus of the reticle is smooth, fast, and precise. An Alumina rubber eyepiece guard is included with select models.

3:1 Zoom Ratio

MST (Motion Sensor Technology)

An important feature of select Illuminated reticle models is the Leupold-exclusive Motion Sensor Technology (MST). A single touch of the button or twist of the dial activates the illumination, offering several different intensity settings (depending on model) including a high/low indicator (FireDot reticles only). The reticle will automatically switch to “stand-by mode” after five minutes of inactivity, then reactivate whenever the rifle is moved. This eliminates the need for excess movement reaching for buttons, while extending battery life (powered by a readily available CR-2032 coin cell battery.

Extended Battery Life

30mm Maintube

Custom Shop serviceable

Tactile Power Selector

6061-T6 Aircraft Quality Aluminum

Waterproof/Fogproof

Push Button Illumination

Specification Low High
Actual Magnification 3.30 x 8.60 x
Linear Field of View (ft/100 yd) 33.60 ft 13.60 ft
Linear Field of View (m/100 m) 10.20 m 4.10 m
Eye Relief (in) 4.20 in 3.70 in
Eye Relief (mm) 106.00 mm 95.00 mm
Specification Value
Weight (oz) 15.80 oz
Weight (g) 448.00 g
Objective Clear Aperture (in) 1.60 in
Objective Clear Aperture (mm) 40.00 mm
Elevation Adjustment Range 60.00 moa
Windage Adjustment Range 60.00 moa
Specification Value
Scope Profile Diagram
A. Length 12.70 in
B. Tube Length 5.40 in
C. Illustration 2.00 in
D. Illustration 2.00 in
E. Eyepiece Length 3.50 in
F. Objective Length 3.80 in
G. Objective Diameter 1.80 in
H. Eyepiece Diameter 1.60 in
K. Tube Diameter 1.18 in
30.00 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•R Riflescopes

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Magnification
Objective
Size
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Dial
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Reticle
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Illuminated
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Starting
Price
4.00x 20.00mm No No Yes $649.99
4.70x 0.00mm No No Yes $779.99
6.60x 33.00mm No Yes Yes $649.99
8.60x 40.00mm No Yes Yes $649.99
8.60x 40.00mm Yes No Yes $689.99
8.60x 50.00mm Yes No Yes $814.99
8.60x 50.00mm No Yes Yes $749.99
11.60x 50.00mm Yes No Yes $1,039.99
11.60x 50.00mm No Yes Yes $909.99
New 11.70x 40.00mm Yes No Yes $909.99
11.70x 40.00mm No Yes Yes $789.99