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Old 08-15-2012, 03:30 PM
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Confused AGAIN

Was about to order a NF 5.5x25x56, then the guy starts telling me ziess 6.5x20x50. Ok so one last time cause hunting season is coming quick and i need a HUNTING scope that will hold its zero if bumped and one that will have no prob tracking cause i wAnt one with adjustable turrets. So here the ? One more time budget is 2000 less if possible. What is the best hunting scope outhere (brand dont matter) to shoot probably no further than 600 yds and 200-300 average shots! Help please
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:51 PM
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Re: Confused AGAIN

The zeiss is ok but the night force is 5 times better go with the night force
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:08 PM
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Re: Confused AGAIN

Not saying the Leupold is better than the NF but for your use my vote goes to the VX-3LR i use mine out to 1200 on a regular basis no problem, you are only shooting to 600, i use my rifles and use them hard and have never had a problem with the Leupold. save yourself a grand and go that route, or even a MK-4

Anything less than overkill is underachievement!

" Real elk guns start with the number 3 or bigger and blow two holes, one in and one out." - My Dad
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:08 PM
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Re: Confused AGAIN

Go with the nightforce and dont look back. You could give Jay a call over at
Sport Optics 800-720-9625 . They have the best deal going with free shipping and a help staff.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:02 PM
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Re: Confused AGAIN

FWIW, if your targets don't shoot back, and you are not prone to using your scope for a battering ram, Leupold and Zeiss are the way to go.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:03 PM
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Re: Confused AGAIN

Nikon is plenty good for 600yds.

Zeiss and Leupold are better.

You'll never regret buying the NF.

-- richard
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:54 PM
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Re: Confused AGAIN

For 300 yard shooting and 600 max most any good scope mentioned already is good. Throw Sightron, Bushnell and Vortex in the mix. You dont have to spend alot of money.
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