The Vixen 3-12x40 is another offering from Vixen, who is an up and coming name in quality Japanese optics. Vixen has actually been around for quite a while, and we think that they are definitely going to be a contender on nearly every product we've seen.
The Vixen 3-12x40 rifle scope is, at first glance, a very respectable scope with 4:1 magnification, weighing in at just 12.9 ounces. As far as 3-12x scopes go, it looks pretty solid. One piece aluminum body, aluminum turret caps, and exactly what you'd expect from a scope at this price. The magnification adjustment is smooth, yet tight, and the focusing ring moves freely with no grinding or extra resistance. The turret caps remove to reveal low profile turrets, which provide some excellent audible and tactile feedback when adjusting.
The optics on the Vixen 3-12x40 are nothing short of excellent. There is virtually no rolling ball, minimal chromatic aberration even at the highest 12x setting, and sharpness continues directly to the edge of the sight picture.
This scope is manufactured in Japan, and carries Vixen's Lifetime Transferrable Warranty.
Vixen rifle scopes are fully high quality rifle scopes designed for the discriminating hunter or shooter who needs to be able to depend on their optics in any situation. The fully waterproof and fogproof line of Vixen VI Series scopes are tested to withstand the recoil of the largest calibers available. All glass in Vixen rifle scopes are fully multi coated, and provide the clearest, high resolution image possible.
Magnification: 3x -12x
Objective diameter: 40 mm
Eye relief: 3.5 inches
Field of view: 9.1 - 36.3 feet @ 100 yards
Tube diameter: 1 inch
Click value: 1/4 inch @ 100 yards (1/4 MOA)
Body: One piece anodized aluminum
Nitrogen purged: Yes
Size: 11.8 inch length
Weight: 12.9 oz