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    Talk me out of a Leupold VX-6HD

    I am looking at upgrading my glass for a hunting rifle and seriously considering the Leupold VX-6HD 4-24x52mm. I will do some occasional long range shooting with it but the primary focus is hunting and I'd like it to be able to handle basic hunting I do now all the way to hiking through the mountains in a western state going after an elk.

    Some of the biggest things I am looking for are good low light performance, locking turrets, good zero stop, light weight (doesn't have to be the lightest but I don't want it to be a tank either), and quality glass. From the reading I have done the Leupold seems to check those boxes. I was looking at some of the higher dollar scopes like the Swarovski Z8i and while I am sure the glass is nicer I am not sure if the increase in $ would be worth the upgrade from the Leupold but I am willing to spend it if it is.

    Are there any other contenders I should toss into the mix? Budget is not a factor but I don't want to spend more if it's not going to really make much difference. I won't be using it this season so I don't need to rush so if there is something else coming out in the near future I can wait for that as well.

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    I have the 2-12 and 4-24;both are great scopes. I prefer the TMOA reticle. These scopes fill a sweet spot in terms of quality glass while still being light weight and price is very competitive at the moment. I doubt they are as bomb proof as the Mark4-8 models but often times half the weight with very very similar glass quality. I don’t think you can go wrong unless you plan on rolling down a mountain with your rifle bouncing on the rocks.

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    I started reading about Leupold’s not tracking well and that has made me a bit hesitant on pulling the trigger. I really like the ATACR but the weight is something that is making me keep my options open. I feel like when spending $2500+ I need to make sure I get what really fits my wants and needs. That balance of weight, durability, and dependability seems like a tall order.

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