The Leupold VX-1 2-7x28mm Rimfire Scope Review

Leupold VX-1 2-7x28mm Rimfire

If you’re a hunter looking for both quality and affordability in your scopes, then look no further. The Leupold VX-1 2-7x28mm Rimfire Riflescope may just be what you are looking for. The VX-1s in particular are easy to handle, deadly accurate, and won’t burn a huge hole through your wallet. As far as brand recognition is concerned, Leupolds are considered one of the best known brands in the United States – and it’s locally made to boot. The quality and durability of their scopes are truly something to be admired.

Essentially, the 2-7x28mm is what they would call a “compact scope”. Of the Leupold rimfire scopes, there are only two varieties to choose from. The first being the 2-7x28mm and the other being the 3-9x33mm. They have similar specs, but in general, the 2-7x28mm rimfire scope is the lighter of the two. Other than that, the only noticeable difference would be that the parallax for the two scopes, with the 2-7x28mm being 150 years and the 3-9x33mm being 60 yards.

This would signify that the 2-7x28mm would be more ideal for big game hunting, as opposed to the other which is intended more for hunting small game. Both however are similar in the sense that they are considered 22 rifle scopes since they are used in tandem with a .22 rifle.


Before we begin our in-depth critique on the pros and cons of this particular scope, here is a brief run through on the basic specifications of theThe Leupold VX-1 2-7x28mm Rimfire taken from the Leupold website:

• Overall length of approximately 10.10 inches
• Tube diameter of 1 inch and a tube length of 4.80 inches
• Objective bell diameter is 1.40 inches
• Eyepiece diameter is at 1.40 inches
• Objective aperture is at 28.00mm
• Magnification is around 2x-7x, though the exact magnification is 2.40x-6.70x
• Linear field of view at 100 yards is from 46.20 ft. at 2.40x magnification to 17.80 ft. at 6.70x magnification.
• The eye relief ranges from 3.10-4.50 inches or 79.00mm-89.00mm.
• It weighs about 8.50 oz.
• Its Windage and Elevation adjustment range is at 80.00 MOA.

As seen through the specifications, this scope is a good choice for both beginners and seasoned hunters. It’s fairly lightweight and can offer a wide range of adjustability.

VX-1 2-7x28mm FEATURES

Out of all the other rifle scopes of about the same caliber, the Leupold VX1 scopes boast one of the best scope visibilities, owing to its multicoated quantum optical system that provides outstanding brightness and minimizes glare. In addition, the diamond coat and argon/krypton waterproofing increases the light transmission and prevents it from blurring under any type of conditions.

Other features that contribute to the accuracy and flexibility of the VX-1 scopes are the fingertip adjustable W & E dials, as well as the ¼ MOA finger clicks/markings which allow hunters to adjust 1cm per click. A durable lens cover also allows you to protect your lens in harsh and extreme environments.

There are also a variety of other features that contribute to its attractiveness, such as the choice between Duplex, Wide Duplex and LR Duplex reticles and the different finishes one can choose. For those who are as concerned about the environment as they are about the quality and accuracy, Leupold assures that this scope is 100% lead free. Surprisingly, this environment-friendly feature also contributes to its relatively light weight.

In terms of affordability, the average price for this model is around $280, which is not too bad considering its quality and precision. Its lifetime guarantee also assures you that there won’t be any unexpected additional costs when you purchase your VX-1 scope. With all the features and specifications, it’s hard to find any other scope with a price tag of under $300 that can compare.


It may be already apparent by looking at the features and specifications of the VX-1 2-7x28mm Riflescope that this is one of the best choices you can make in terms of selecting a scope to use for your deluxe hunting rifle. Not only to the specifications allow you to be extremely accurate, particularly when targeting big game, it is also very easy to adjust according to your desired settings.

What most hunters love about this scope is the crystal clear image it provides due to the optical system and the lead-free nature of the glass. It allows for a 92% total light throughput for maximum clarity. Compared to other more expensive scopes, the precision of this scope is one to be reckoned with.


Every scope has its downside, and the VX-1 riflescope is no different. There have been some reported issues with the magnification at the highest level. Some have noticed that when used at 7x magnification, the brightness is sometimes significantly reduced. This can reduce visibility and clarity of the images. Aside from this, some have also complained about stiffness in the dials when adjusting.


By far, the Leupold VX-1 riflescopes give you the best value-for money based on its specifications and features. It provides a great range of flexibility with its easily adjustable dials. Most of all, it provides a level of clarity seen in scopes that are twice the price. There may be some minor issues in terms of magnification and sometimes stiffness of the dials, but it’s nothing too major for the most part and it’s something most of us would be willing to deal with.

As with anything, both the pros and cons should be considered before making a purchase. In this case, the pros outweigh the cons by a longshot. The Leupold VX-1 2-7x28mm Rimfire Scope is definitely something every hunter should consider for its quality, accuracy and overall usability.

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