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Unread 07-14-2012, 04:22 AM
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Hunting scope

Looking for the best hunting scope out there. I have a budget of $2000. Its goin on a .300 RUM. I mostly hunt in louisiana where most of the longest shots are 300 yds but there is a time or 2 that a 500 ud shot is possible. But once a year i go to nebraska where a 300 yd shot is regular and 400-500 shots qre quite possible. So what yall think fellas?!?
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    Unread 07-14-2012, 09:51 AM
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    Re: Hunting scope

    Bushnell HDMR 3.5-21X50. A few real nice reticles offered. I have one with the H59 and love it.
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    Unread 07-14-2012, 03:40 PM
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    Re: Hunting scope

    but 35 oz's? seems a little heavy to me, might as well get a Niteforce
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    Unread 07-14-2012, 04:01 PM
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    Re: Hunting scope

    Personally for your intended use I would get a 6-24x50 Sightron SIII with the mildot or lrmoa reticle for around 750.00 and keep 1250.00 for something else. Sightron is the poor mans Nightforce and they are an excellent product, I have both and there is a lot of difference except price.
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    Unread 07-14-2012, 04:12 PM
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    Re: Hunting scope

    I absolutely love my three Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scopes.

    I feel that they offer a lot of features for the price, they track perfectly and I feel they have great glass.

    The hard part is finding is going to find a vendor that has them in stock because they are so popular!
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    Unread 07-14-2012, 04:50 PM
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    Re: Hunting scope

    Plenty of threads on this I think - you mention "BEST", "$2,000" and "500yds or less". I think the answer is pretty easily one of the good european scopes: Zeiss, Swarovski, Schmidt & Bender...

    They have some great models at or just below that price. Read the "Ziess vs. NF" thread here. Most agree the Zeiss, Swaro etc. have better glass (better image, cleaner, crisper, brighter etc. ) than even the Nightforce. If you wanted a 1000yd+ gun, then the NF would make a lot of sense - great adjustment, built like a tank. If you are at 500 yds and less and you want "the best" for under $2000, the Ziess, Swaro, S&B are it - they have the best optics and don't weigh a ton, yet are still tough and reliable.

    I have a NF and a good Swaroski - the Swarovski is much better for the use you mention. If you look through it or the Zeiss 500 yards across a beanfield at dusk they will blow away most of these lesser scopes.
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    Unread 07-14-2012, 09:12 PM
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    Re: Hunting scope

    Thanks everyone for yall help. Now do i get one with a ballistic turret r jus set my gun 3in. High(like i been doin)?
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