Question about Leupold Optics

Open Question

I have a leupold 3x9 VARI-X II rifle scope.When i tried to boresight it the scopes range was too low. Furthermore turning adjustment screws barely made any difference. The adjustment screws also have an adjustable ring around them with graduations printed on their surface.I do not know much about this style of adjustment.Am I not using the adjusters correctly, or do I have to shim the rear ring ? Thank you vary much.

Posted by on


5 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 81 Answers

SOURCE: I'm looking for a manual or instructions for a

your best bet is to locate your local shooting club and ask someone experienced with specialist scopes. As for now, all I can suggest is to sight the scope in at 3x power. I'm not sure about a boresight on this scope, since is is at the extreme budget end of zoom scopes. If you mean it has a rangefinding (or ballistic) reticle, then you might try here: for basic usage guide. The reference distances will vary according to several factors, including but not exclusively: bullet weight, muzzle velocity, firing angle, windage adjust, wind direction.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

  • 2418 Answers

SOURCE: i have a redfield 3x9 rifle scope and looking for tips on sightin

Yes thats about all there is to it, adjust in small steps and tap on the barrel of the scope with a screw driver handle (light taps) after each adjustment before firing the gun.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

  • 2702 Answers

SOURCE: I have just purchased a 4x16x40 center point scope

yes it can be its not a lot out realy,, you could try swoping round the rear mount this may help but if not use a bit of 35mm film to shim the scope out
ps,, how long do you need to wate to see if you hit any thing ??? ha ha ha,,fogy "A" grate fun had by all!

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

  • 2100 Answers

SOURCE: Where can I get a sun shade for a Bushnell Banner

Check out this website. Hope it helps.

Posted on May 04, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Leupold 3x9x40 vari-xIIc on BAR30-06. Adjusted windage as far to the right as possible and I'm still 6-8 inches off center. 12 year old scope been dead on till the middle of this season.

from my experience owning a bar they tend to lose accuracy badly after a lot of rounds are put through them especially if they are shot rapid fire style allot ( the barrel gets very hot and i am also not impressed with how the barrel is attached to the receiver) i shot mine until it just would not shoot accurately at all. (i sold it). its possible that your scope or mounts are loose defective or there may be a screw that may be broken under the mounts that you cant see.

Mar 06, 2012 | Leupold ® Rifleman® 3-9x50 mm Scope

1 Answer

I have a bigcat and it will not shoot a gooup

I have one of the BIG CAT rifles and can shoot under 1" groups. First Check the gun and be sure it is tight in the stock. I had to remove the front screws and pot nylon washers under them to get the stock tight!
Second. I could shoot decent groups and the they would move! I replaced the scope mount with a better quality better fitting scope mount. Be sure it has the stop pin that fits in the hole in the top of the rifle or they will move to the back and never be stable.
Third. I replaced the Gamo scope with a Leupold 3X9 varix 2. I am not sure about the Gamo scope but while I was mounting a scope I decided to try the Leupold.
I have shot some 5 shot groups from a good rest that was less than 1/2". The factory scope mounts looked like a bad fit on the groves of the rifle and looked canted.
The best pellets I found are the PREMIER HOLLOW POINT and some of the worse were the GAMO FLATPOINT!

Dec 28, 2010 | Caliber Gamo USA Hunter Elite .177 Air...

1 Answer

I have about a 1989 model Leupold 3x9 Var X and lost the users manual- it is shooting about 2-3 inches to the right at 60 yards- Can you tell me which way (lft or right?) and how much- I assume I should...

You have a number or a fraction on the inside of the windage cap, or you should, it will say something like 1/4 or 1/2? That will tell you how many fractions your scope moves with each click, at 100 yards. Anyway, there is also a left and right direction on the scope, you want your scope to go in the direction of your bullet miss, this will pull the barrel over to the center, again, it is supposed to. If you have run out of clicks, you will need to shim your scope. So, on the 1/4 inch at 100 yards, you will want to move the dial, 8 to 12 clicks to the right. Shoot it again, if it went the wrong way, you know what to do. If it didn't move at all, try this.... If it is a bolt action rifle, pull the bolt out, mount the rifle in a cardboard box with v grooves cut in it so it will cradle and not move, or a vise, sight down the barrel at a target at 100 yards, then peek down the scope, it should be right on the target, if not move the cross hairs till it aligns, check the barrel again, make sure it didn't move, then peek through the scope again, if it is the same, it will be on paper at 100 yards, if it is not a bolt action, the only other rifle you can d it with is an AR type rifle. This is a military trick, not something I dreamed up, it works. Check it out.

Nov 11, 2010 | Leupold ® Rifleman® 3-9x50 mm Scope

1 Answer

Leupold VX II 3x9x50mm scope on a rem. 270. One year old. Worked fine last year. Sighted in last week at range. Windage was dead on. Wanted to move up 1 inch in hieght at 25 yards. Tried to adjust hieght...

16 clicks is about 4" at 100 yards not 25. did you try shooting it at 100 yards? remember the scope is mounted at least an inch and probably higher than that above the barrel. at close range you will always hit low with a scope because the bullet has to climb at least an inch or more before it will be right on at 25 yards. if it is dead on at 25 it should hit way high at 100. (or the scope/ mounts are bad).

Nov 05, 2010 | Leupold ® Rifleman® 3-9x50 mm Scope

1 Answer

I have a Redfield 'LO-PRO' rifle scope, 3X9 variable, on my 300 Win Mag. It is about 20 to 25 years old and the cross hairs must be loose. They are not straight up and down anymore. Will this affect the...

It doesn't sound like anything's broken, it sounds like the scope has shifted in the rings, as you said "they are not straight up and down anymore", which won't effect your accuracy at short ranges, but if there's long ranges (more than 100 yards) you're going to be off some.
You can loosen the ring screws until the scope will turn, either 2 or 4 screws that hold the two halves of the ring together. There are numerous tools to help you align the crosshairs, but when I do this job I just square-up the reticle (crosshairs) by looking at the center of the reticles and let your eye follow the bottom crosshair down and make sure it is centered on the back of the bolt or receiver. If you need help doing this job, take it to your local gunsmith, he'll be able to square these up for you and boresight it.
Hope this helps, Mark the Gunsmith

Dec 09, 2009 | Optics

1 Answer

I have a Leupold 3x9 VX II I'm finding that both windage and elevation adjustment screws are very difficult to turn. Is there a special tool I should be using for this or should I just be careful with a...

Leupold has a very good service policy, They'll repair it no matter what.
Send it in to them and let the experts fix it.
Here's their contact info:
Hope this helps, Mark the Gunsmith

Dec 06, 2009 | Optics

2 Answers

I have a redfield 3x9 rifle scope and looking for tips on sightin

Yes thats about all there is to it, adjust in small steps and tap on the barrel of the scope with a screw driver handle (light taps) after each adjustment before firing the gun.

Nov 14, 2009 | Redfield See Thru Rifle Scope Mount Base...

1 Answer

The reticle adjustment knob is turned all the way out (counter clockwise) and still hasn't moved the point of impact to the right enough.

If you have Leupold/redfield style windage adjustable baes you just need to move the windage adjustments. If you don't have these, I would recommend you take your rifle to a qualified gunsmith and have him remount and boresight your scope with this style scope base(s) which should run you about $80.00
hope this helps, Mark the Gunsmith

Oct 22, 2009 | Optics

1 Answer

Rifle scope will not track with the adjustments

When you make your adjustment tap on the scope with a small screw driver handle a few times before you fire her. Work slow and tap as you go.

May 25, 2009 | Leupold ® Rifleman® 3-9x50 mm Scope

1 Answer

Remounting a rifle scope, Luepold 3X9 with Luepold rings

hey jerry when ya renount a scope ya just want to tighten all the screws evenly when ya do this ya want to start with right front then left rear then left front right rear you do this till its as tight as you can make them without striping screws when your done you should have even space at all the rings good luck and i hope this helped ya

Oct 30, 2008 | Leupold ® Rifleman® 3-9x50 mm Scope

Not finding what you are looking for?
Optics Logo

Related Topics:

636 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Leupold Optics Experts

George Merkley
George Merkley

Level 2 Expert

190 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

16802 Answers

ray gallant

Level 3 Expert

49064 Answers

Are you a Leupold Optic Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides