Leupold VX-3i 4.5-14x40mm CDS Riflescope (Wind-Plex Reticle)

Leupold VX-3i 4.5-14x40mm CDS Riflescope (Wind-Plex Reticle)

Leupold VX-3i 4.5-14x40mm CDS Riflescope (Wind-Plex Reticle)

B&H # LEVX31440 MFR # 170692
Leupold VX-3i 4.5-14x40mm CDS Riflescope (Wind-Plex Reticle)

Leupold VX-3i 4.5-14x40mm CDS Riflescope (Wind-Plex Reticle)

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Product Highlights

  • Wind-Plex Reticle; SFP
  • 1" Diameter Maintube
  • 1/4 MOA / Click Impact Point Correction
  • 62 MOA Windage / Elevation Adjustment
  • Custom Dial System
  • Easy Turn Power Selector
  • Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum Alloy Housing
  • Twilight Max Light Management System
  • DiamondCoat Protective Lens Coating
  • Argon / Krypton-Filled, Water & Fogproof
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Reticle: Wind-Plex

Duplex Wind-Plex

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Leupold VX-3i overview

  • 1Description

Handle your short to long distance shooting optic needs with the matte black VX-3i 4.5-14x40mm CDS Riflescope, featuring their Custom Dial System and Wind-Plex reticle. At the heart of the CDS is a customizable Bullet Drop Compensation elevation dial; just send your information to Leupold and you'll receive a dial that's custom-tailored to your individual loads. The Twilight Max Light Management System balances light wavelengths to give you the best possible sight picture even in the low-light conditions of dawn and dusk. To further improve contrast and reduce stray light, the eco-friendly, lead-free optical elements have their edges blackened.

This scope offers 62 MOA of windage and elevation adjustment with a 1/4 MOA per click impact point correction to help compensate for wind drift and ballistic bullet drop. The Wind-Plex reticle has a series of hashes on the horizontal axis to compensate for wind deflection. It is located on the second focal plane, so it is unaffected by magnification.

The easy turn power selector makes changing magnification simple, even with gloves on. The 6061-T6 aluminum housing is lightweight, durable, waterproof, fogproof, and features a twin bias spring erector system that helps increase holding force. To prevent fogging-up of optics when you are moving through environments with changing temperatures, the housing is filled with a mixture of krypton and argon gases. The rugged design is bolstered by the use of DiamondCoat protective lens coatings.

Custom Dial System (CDS)
  • Allows the buyer to contact Leupold and receive one custom BDC (bullet drop compensating) dial free of charge. Leupold will build a custom turret dial based on the ballistic information of the cartridge that the buyer intends to use with their firearm. The scope ships with completely functional stock turrets. The custom turret may be added later, if desired.
Optical Performance
  • Actual magnification: 4.9-14.4x
  • Objective lens: 40mm diameter
  • Main tube diameter: 1"
  • Eye relief: 4.4 - 3.7"
  • Twilight Max Light Management system balances light wavelengths to optimize sight picture in low-light conditions
  • Blackened lens edges reduce unwanted glare and diffusion through the lens edges to provide better resolution and improved contrast
  • BAS (Ballistic Aiming System) offers unique reticles to help estimate range and improve accuracy
Wind-Plex Reticle
  • A series of hash marks on the horizontal axis lets you compensate for wind deflection
  • Positioned on the second (rear) focal plane
Use and Handling
  • 1/4 MOA per click impact point correction offers repeatability and dependability over a lifetime of use
  • Easy turn power selector with larger and brighter numbering
  • 62 MOA windage/elevation adjustment range
  • Twist parallax adjustment
Construction Details
  • One-piece housing made of 6061-T6 aluminum
  • Argon/Krypton waterproofing uses a special gas blend designed to eliminate the effects of thermal shock while reducing the diffusion of gases sealed inside the scope
  • Twin-Bias spring erector system resists recoil to maintain zero
  • Eco-friendly, lead-free glass lenses avoid damaging by-products common to standard glass production
  • DiamondCoat protective lens coating for higher light transmission and abrasion resistance
  • Weight: 13.5 oz
UPC: 030317010300
In the Box
Leupold VX-3i 4.5-14x40mm CDS Riflescope (Wind-Plex Reticle)
  • Protective Neoprene Scope Cover
  • Golden Ring Full Lifetime Transferable Warranty
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    Leupold VX-3i specs

    Magnification 4.9-14.4x
    Objective Lens Diameter 40mm
    Maintube Diameter 1"
    Reticle Wind-Plex
    Field of View 19.9 - 7.4' @ 100 yd / 6.6 - 2.5 m @ 100 m
    Parallax Correction Twist
    Eye Relief 4.4 - 3.7" / 112 - 94 mm
    Exit Pupil Diameter Not specified by manufacturer
    Impact Point Correction 1/4 MOA per click
    Maximum Windage/Elevation Adjustment 62 MOA
    Weatherproofing Waterproof and Fogproof
    Finish Matte black
    Length 12.6" / 32 cm
    Weight 13.5 oz / 383 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.1 x 3.3 x 3.0"

    Leupold VX-3i reviews

    VX-3i 4.5-14x40mm CDS Riflescope (Wind-Plex Reticle) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 18.
    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 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 1 out of 5 by from Highly disappointed I bought this new and took it to the range yesterday. Shooting a known accurate 30/06 I was spraying 3-6" groups at 150m. Scope adjustments were not responsive. Checked screws, all were snug/tight as they should. Finally dry fired at the target and noticed the reticle move almost 3" as scaled on paper. Highly disappointed at the lack of quality and care. My time is valuable and I cherish the few hours every few months I have to spend reloading and testing at the range. Yesterday was wasted because of this scope. Reviewing the forums it appears I am not alone in my concerns.
    Date published: 2016-02-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Scope - 300 Yards Easy I bought this scope a month ago in anticipation of my Elk hunt this coming November. In just about an hour I had the scope and rifle aligned and hitting my target at 300 yards within a 4 inch circular pattern. This was all before I received my CDS dial. Now I can hit 100,200 to 300 yards with a twist of the dial. Love it!
    Date published: 2017-07-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Clear Scope I just mounted a VX3i 4.5-14 on my AR and went shooting yesterday. Wow, it is head and shoulders above any of my other 4.5-14 scopes in clarity/crispness and almost seems to be a 4.5-16 in power as well. Just when I thought Leupold had perfected a scope they outdid themselves again.
    Date published: 2016-04-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing clearity I bought this scope after making up my mind to invest in some quality optics for my rifle. I took it elk hunting and was more then happy! Great for low light comdition, got my elk and came home with a full freezer. I highly recommend this product
    Date published: 2016-10-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome scope This is my 3rd vx3 with the cds dial. If you shoot longer ranges then this is a great scope at a great price. My most recent is a vx3i and all 3 of my hunting buddies now shoot the same scope!
    Date published: 2016-09-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well done Leupold! I love this scope. Leupold hit a home run once again. I will be purchasing several more of these scopes to replace the glass on my other rifles.
    Date published: 2016-03-03
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