I've got Matts scope now and agree with what James said, totally different ret but still usable.
I let my mrs look through my 2.5-8 TMR Mk 4 and the VX-R patrol side by side and she prefers the girth of the thicker ret
which is handy as it's the scope she will use when she shoots HFT. Just shows different people will have differing views.
I did a deal with Matt for my other Mk 4 for his VX-R plus cash. Hopefully he will prefer the new Mk 4. For me the ret is fine, but I wanted the firedot function primarily for LSR with the TMR secondary.
Would I have the VX-R as my comp HFT scope, probably not, but I'm spoilt and already have the Mk 4.