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Friends,

I appreciate all the good advice and solid feedback from your experiences.  After a long time on the phone speaking with several Leupold sales folks and custom shop technicians, I've made my decision and placed my order.  I'm going with a custom VX-3i 3.5-10x50mm with the following modifications:

1) Side focus/parallax (available on any of the 3i models).

2) 10 yard parallax capability.  I'll lose some top end / longer range but am OK with this.  Also, the 10 yard parallax coupled with side focus will be very "rough" or imprecise compared to the EFR models which is exactly what I'm after.  I'd like to be able to quickly shift from 10 yards parallax – 20 or 30 yards parallax.  The parallax measurements on the knob won't be entirely accurate so I'll have to do some testing to get everything set up.

3) Illuminated mil dot reticle, 2nd focal plane.  Since all my shooting is 100 yards or less, I don't think I'll get a great deal of use out of the FFP.

Now, it's just the very, very, very long wait! ? ? I think they said 8 weeks +.