Leupold VX-1 3-9x40mm Riflescope Review

The Leupold VX-1 3-9x40mm Riflescope is legendary for hunting big game, and performs exceptionally well for many hunters. The price may not be high-end as the other Leupold riflescopes, but do not be scared off by that fact – this scope promises you quality service at an affordable price. The Leupold VX-1 3-9x40mm can easily be mounted on several rifles including the .308.

Out of the models in the VX-1 series, which number to four, we found the Leupold VX-1 3-9×40 scope to be the most versatile. Its dimensions are common in use among different hunters, and the price is well suited for the budgets of many, leaving it as an obvious choice. The model happens to be the first low-end model in the VX series, but is still better quality than many of the high-end scopes of other brands.

MOA Finger Clicking

If you want easy adjustment of your aim as you set your eyes on a target, this is among the best that offers the service. It comes with a 1/4 finger click that gives you maximum precision adjustments. This is regardless of the prevailing weather conditions at the time – be it rainy, sunny or windy.


The manufacturer utilizes a proprietary sealing process when making the product and this formula has become the standard of the industry. Filled with nitrogen gas to enhance durability, there is no water absorption within the rifle scope. This ensures that the inner parts stay dry and function able, while giving you quality service for a long time.

Zooming Ability

The Leupold VX-1 3-9×40 Scope comes with a 3:1 zoom ratio, and this erector helps you to aim and shoot your targets accurately in any situation. Within the zoom ratio, there is also an adjustability change, in the case of elevation angles and wind speeds.

Adjustable and Lockable Turrets

The turret section has an excellent design, allowing for consistent, accurate and sharp elevation and wind adjustments. You no longer have to worry about hitting your target because of wind speeds and other reasons – this scope for .308 takes care of everything for you.

The setting and lock aspects make sure to guard and work together with one of the important components in the optic.

The Multicoat

The Leupold VX-1 3-9×40 Riflescope utilizes a four-lens system, which ensures delivery of maximum clarity from all edges of your field of view. It also provides high contrast levels, resulting in sharper images; and in addition, the picture of the target is very bright, even in low lighting conditions.


You no longer need to struggle with riflescopes that sacrifice quality of view fields over their prices – this one offers you both. The longer eye relief measures up to 3.7mm, which is very high considering many brands, are less than that. The eye box dimensions are also very generous in their scope, and this gives you clear pictures that are hard to beat. In addition, you can expect to get a head position latitude for additional accuracy.

The eyepiece of the Leupold VX-1 3-9x40mm Duplex Riflescope is a standard fast focus lens, with the addition of a lock ring that is low profile. This makes the focus of the reticle easily adjustable, and you can achieve quick focus distances with it.

The adjustment range is at an approximate distance of 52MOA, while the field of view has a wide range – measuring up to 100 yards.



Even though it may not seem so, the Leupold VX-1 3-9x40mm Scope has more reach, and this is all thanks to the glass. The glass is of high quality, while the coting does not disappoint, and the quality is unmatched by many other models. The only drawback with this riflescope is the lack of an advanced reticle. It has a simple one, but for the build and quality this model has, it would be good to see a reticle matching to its potential.

This model has retained its rightful place among hunters and enthusiasts alike. This is why we recommend that you should try it out – you will never know the benefits of it unless you do so.

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