What do hunters want most in a scope? Plain and simple; great performance in low light conditions and an incredibly tough, light weight design. The VX-3i delivers this and more. Leupold’s Twilight Max Light Management System lets you see details others cannot in those crucial low light situations at the beginning and the end of the day. Everything they put into the VX-3i is there to help you tag out.

Index Matched Lens System

Their Index Matched Lens System provides excellent brightness and sharp resolution across the visual field.

Diamond Coat 2

Exterior lens surfaces are treated with Diamond Coat 2, an ion assist lens coating, for higher light transmission and the greatest level of abrasion resistance Leupold has ever offered. Diamond Coat 2 has the additional advantage of assisting in light transmission, for greater brightness, clarity and contrast, and will prove its worth in the wildest places on earth.

2nd Generation Argon/Krypton Waterproofing

Features their exclusive, proprietary Argon/Krypton gas blend, which nearly eliminates the effects of thermal shock, and reduces the diffusion of gases sealed inside your scope even more than their proven nitrogen technology already does.

Generous Eye box

Get on target faster so you can take the shot of a lifetime. Even at higher powers, the longer eye relief and generous eye box provides incredible head position latitude, edge to edge brightness, and a full clear sight picture that fills the eye piece.

Twin Bias Spring Erector System

The twin bias spring exerts up to 30 percent more holding force on the erector, virtually eliminating erector system backlash and stress on the vital internal workings of the scope, for longer life.

3:1 Zoom Ratio

A versatile 3:1 zoom ratio erector system that is ideal for any situation.

BAS (Ballistic Aiming System)

Select models are available with the Leupold Ballistics Aiming System. With multiple aiming points for longer ranges and varying wind speeds, and infinite power selector settings to match your rifle’s ballistics, the Ballistics Aiming System can help you master the art of accurate, long range shooting.

30 mm Main tube

The 30 mm main tube offers strength and allows for the greater range of windage and elevation adjustment.

Side Focus

Side focus parallax adjustment for fast, easy parallax focusing from any shooting position.

6061-T6 Aircraft Quality Aluminum

Crafted from 6061-T6 aircraft quality aluminum.

Alumina 2.5″ Lens Shades

These 2.5″ lens shades can be threaded together to create custom lengths. Models will fit 2004 and newer rifle scopes.

CDS Target

Tall Capped Target adjustments can be engraved through their Custom Shop to match your ballistics.

Twilight Max Light Management System

Light management means delivering usable light to your eye and forming a crisp, high contrasting image. Lens coatings are applied that maximize light transmission in blue and red, and balancing colors to develop the highest possible contrast. Glare is controlled with special mechanical structures. This means you can see antler tines in dark shadows long after the competition has gone home.


Weight (oz) 20.4
Linear FOV (ft/100 yd) – Low 14.3
Linear FOV (ft/100 yd) – High 5.5
Linear FOV (m/100 m) – Low 4.8
Linear FOV (m/100 m) – High 1.8
Eye Relief (in) – Low 4.5
Eye Relief (in) – High 3.7
Eye Relief (mm) – Low 114
Eye Relief (mm) – High 94
Objective Diameter (in) 2
Weight (g) 578
Elevation Adjustment Range (MOA) 77
Windage Adjustment Range (MOA) 77


Additional information

Weight 0.79 lbs