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Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: Switch] #15351823 10/27/20
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I have read that the Meopta 6x is very nice. Never looked thru one.

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Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: DrDeath] #15353353 10/27/20
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The discontinuation of the 6x36 loopy was disappointing, I’ve got one on a Kimber Hunter 243 and I love it. The Weaver 6x38 was another under-rated scope in my mind...








Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: Switch] #15353357 10/27/20
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The Meopta 6x42 is very nice but heavier than the Leupold's. Optical quality is a tick above Leupold too. 15 ozs compared to 13.6 for the Lupy.
For a medium weight rifle I will go with lighter mounts and not sweat the 1.4 oz difference in favor of better optics and reticles of the Meopta.

For a light weight I would look for a used 6x36 or other options. The Freedom 2-7x is 11.1 ounces so about the same as the 6x36 and not a bad choice. The compact models give up some low light performance but this is acceptable to others, but not me.

Don't rule out the fixed 4x as they are around 10 oz and have been getting it done out to even longer ranges for the last forty years or so.

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Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: Switch] #15353415 10/27/20
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6x42...????

Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: Switch] #15353620 10/27/20
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I went though a 6x42 phase about 20 years ago. I had several of them because I liked the simplicity and the very forgiving eye box on them. The 6x36 never really appealed to me optically the way the 6x42 did.

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Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: Switch] #15354293 10/28/20
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Bb - the 42 is nice, but the compact 36 and 33 def have much utility. You said phase...did you move on to something after the 6x42?

I've grown very fond of 2-7s on my rimfires for tree squirrels, and no doubt they will do good duty on larger game.

Never been a Hubble scope kind of guy......though at the range 6-20 and 6-24s lowered eye strain for sure. I am sure your terrain is much more open and vast than mine.

No doubt, it's a big disappointment to see Leupold end the mfg. of some nice fixed scopes, they serve a nice niche in various applications.

Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: Bighorn] #15357255 10/28/20
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Originally Posted by Bighorn
Here is a Leupold M8 6x36, Gloss finish, mounted on my custom Ruger #1. I think it looks great on this rifle, and works well.
[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]


Beautiful rifle man. Nothing looks more classy on a rifle than a Leupold. Never met one that failed as a hunter.


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Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: Shag] #15357463 10/29/20
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Originally Posted by Shag
Originally Posted by Bighorn
Here is a Leupold M8 6x36, Gloss finish, mounted on my custom Ruger #1. I think it looks great on this rifle, and works well.
[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]


Beautiful rifle man. Nothing looks more classy on a rifle than a Leupold. Never met one that failed as a hunter.

Yeo, that's about as classy as it gets for a custom rifle..

Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: Switch] #15357577 10/29/20
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I wish Leupold still made their 6x42-with A/O.

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Think it was called their tactical A/O 6x42

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Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: Switch] #15364090 10/31/20
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It was called the Competition Hunter. The fine dot reticle is impossible to use anywhere other than the range. I have tried it on two rifles and it’s a wonderful scope for what it is designed for, it simply sucks for why I bought it. It’s a 6x42 fx3.


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Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: Switch] #15364102 10/31/20
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They also made an all black tactical version with A/O 6x42

Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: Brad] #15366634 10/31/20
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Originally Posted by Brad
I prefer the LRD model of the 6x36.


Yep a good one. Had it originally on a Kimber Montana .257 Bob but moved it to a 9.3x62 Ruger African. Dots work perfect from 100 to 400 yards which will be the sizzle on a 9.3. Love it.

Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: JLimbo] #15367206 11/01/20
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Originally Posted by JLimbo
Originally Posted by Brad
I prefer the LRD model of the 6x36.


Yep a good one. Had it originally on a Kimber Montana .257 Bob but moved it to a 9.3x62 Ruger African. Dots work perfect from 100 to 400 yards which will be the sizzle on a 9.3. Love it.



Yup, had the 6x36 LRD on my .308. Worked from 30 yards in the woods to past 200 yards on stand. Just about perfect, but in my infinite wisdom I sold it. Still looking for another one.


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Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: Switch] #15372528 11/02/20
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6x 36 or 42 mm on. #1 B in mediums?

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Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: Switch] #15372610 11/02/20
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IIRC, I ran a 42 on a K1A Swede - sporter profile w/ medium rings - and used a shim cut from an Aluminum can, on the lower half of the rings. That or a business card will do if you need that little extra.

Also ran a 1B with a 270 with a 36, with PLENTY clearance.

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Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: Switch] #15374734 11/03/20
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How does the 6x42 compare? I have my eye on that one for an old pre-64 Mdl 70 for pronghorn hunting. I'm torn between the simplicity and classic style versus spending a lot more for the best optics. I won't dial on this rifle, so all I care about are the optics. It's sort of a strange dilemma because I'll either like the FX3 better than anything or I'll end up spending a lot more for a S+B Klassik or Swarovski variable and making it "un-American."

Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: Switch] #15375562 11/03/20
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I traded into a 6x36 FX-II to mount on a Savage 99R, but haven't tried it yet. Glad I found one to try.


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Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: Western_Juniper] #15417930 11/15/20
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Originally Posted by Western_Juniper
How does the 6x42 compare? I have my eye on that one for an old pre-64 Mdl 70 for pronghorn hunting. I'm torn between the simplicity and classic style versus spending a lot more for the best optics. I won't dial on this rifle, so all I care about are the optics. It's sort of a strange dilemma because I'll either like the FX3 better than anything or I'll end up spending a lot more for a S+B Klassik or Swarovski variable and making it "un-American."


I am curious as well? I am building out a Ruger #1 in a swift for coyote control. I want decent clarity to 500 yards, set the scope up on the range and never touch the dials again. I can adjust for distance “manually” in the field as I always have.
For those who own and use the FX3 6x42 your thoughts?

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Re: Leupold 6x36 [Re: Switch] #15417992 11/15/20
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Scope internals matter wayyyyyyyyy more than external "appearances". Hint.

The 6x36 has been and remains Dog Schit from inception,as compared to the 6x42. Hint.

The 6x42 is best(like everything else Reupold),without A/O. The 1/8" erectors are fhuqking tender JUNK. The most recent versions,are cost cutting measures and Dog Schit. Hint.

"Shimming" ring halves,is about THE dumbest fhuqking thing you can do to a rifle. Hint.

Were Reupold to go back to better internals and couple the 6x42 with an etched MQ reticle,they'd have something worthy. Hint.

But...alas. Hint.

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