Leupold VX-Freedom. Will it hold up?

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Looking for an illuminated low power scope for 404 Jeffery i have being built. Leupold make a VX-Freedon 1-4 with a firedot reticle, that looks ideal. My question is will it stand up to the abuse of a 404 Jeff?

Otherwise, it looks like a much higher priced VX5. Anyone have any experience with the Freedom line of Leupolds on moderate recoiling rifles?
 

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I was told by Leupold's custom shop that the Freedom series could withstand recoil as well as any of their scopes. I have about 80 rounds of 416 Remington on a 1.5-4 Freedom with a German #1 reticle. No issues.
 

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I have one on a suppressed .22. HEAVY recoil but I assume it will be all good. lol
 

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Just go with the tried and true VX3 1.5-5×20.
I'd recommend the same.
However, the OP may want illumination.
This only comes with a duplex reticle.

The VX-Freedom 1.5-4x20(30mm tube) is short.
Meaning the main tube doesn't offer a lot of places for rings.
These were designed for short actions and AR's.
You can do it, but you may have to get creative when mounting.

There are a host of other good options.
If you like Leupold, keep your eye on the Classifieds.
Lots of members will sell their old (lightly used) scopes.
Also, there is VX-6HD 1-6x24 on eBay for < $1K.
Much better glass and you will appreciate the 6x.
 

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If you happen to be a US military veteran, Leupold has a VIP program that provides 40% off of MSRP..

It brings their mid priced scopes down to entry prices scope range...
 

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I went on a behind the screen factory tour at Leupold 18 months ago. Saw their testing apparatus and procedure. All their scope product lines get put through the same protocol on “The Punisher.”
 

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Just go with the tried and true VX3 1.5-5×20.

I have one of those on my Pre-64 375 H&H. Just looking at options with an IR.
 

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You’re building a .404 Jeffery. If I were doing it I’d at minimum put a VX-5HD on it if Leupold is what you want.
 

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