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Old 10-14-2012, 10:23 PM
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Re: < $1000 600 meter scope

44mm objective is more than adequate for a 30mm tube and a 16x max power.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:43 PM
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Re: < $1000 600 meter scope

This is what I have with a custom turret & illuminated reticule. The reticule is easier to use then a mil-dot. The scope can be gotten in mils also. The only thing extra you would need is a laser rangefinder. Maybe if you looked into something that would make you a better shot you might like it. Old dogs CAN be taught NEW tricks.

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Old 10-16-2012, 02:02 AM
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Re: < $1000 600 meter scope

I had the same Zeiss you are contemplating. Of the scopes you listed, I would take the Zeiss without any second thoughts. I used mine for small varmint shooting out to 750 yards and it worked great. I was twisting turrets using their duplex reticle.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:24 AM
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Re: < $1000 600 meter scope

I would seriously consider the Zeiss with the Rapid Z reticle. I have the 3-9x40 with the Rapid Z 600 on my 6.5x284. Works great. Use their online calculator and the BDC lines are dead on and very fast to use. Glass is top notch. I also have a Nightforce with 2.5x10 with the HV 600 reticle. If it weren't for the light I would stay with the Zeiss.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:51 PM
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Re: < $1000 600 meter scope

Lpart, what do you mean when you say "if it weren't for the light you would stay with the Zeiss"?
Just curious. I am using a NF 2.5-10 with the NP-R2 reticle. I use the G7 BR2 rangefinder that gives corrections in MOA, so it works great with this reticle. The light gathering capabilities of my Zeiss scopes with the 44mm objectives was noticeable better in low light conditions than the 32 mm of the NF, but it is good enough.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:23 PM
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Re: < $1000 600 meter scope

I agree with Brad here. The weapon handling characteristics gained by using a smaller optic that is "enough" for the application at hand is more important to me than the completely subjective light gathering capabilities of a specific optic.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:53 PM
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Re: < $1000 600 meter scope

I am referring to the lighted reticle. Works well in low light conditions.
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