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Which Long Range Low Light Scope?

 
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:38 PM
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Which Long Range Low Light Scope?

I have narrowed it down to either a Leupold VX-3 4x14x50MM or a Nikon Monarch X 4x16x50 MM. Both have 30MM tubes

If anybody has experience with these 2 scopes I would appreciate any tips.

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Old 05-19-2009, 09:11 AM
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Re: Which Long Range Low Light Scope?

Have no exxperience with the Nikon. Have had a large number of Leupys including the 4.5 x 14 x 50. That is an excellent scope. I think the Varix III is the best scope available for the money.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:48 AM
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Re: Which Long Range Low Light Scope?

How do you propose to shoot LR with these scopes? Dial in or hold over?
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:59 AM
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Re: Which Long Range Low Light Scope?

No experience with the Nikon, but the new VX3 has a different lens coating that gives it a bump compared to the old VX-III (which I still like for low light).
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:47 AM
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Re: Which Long Range Low Light Scope?

Montana,

The Longest Shots where I hunt are 400 yds max. Sighted in at 200 will require holding over 17". (7MM WSM-24" tube-160 Gr. Accubond) I'm o.k. with that.

I'll shoot out to 500-600 yds. when practicing and would need to dial in the adjustments at that range.

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Old 05-20-2009, 09:33 AM
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Re: Which Long Range Low Light Scope?

I have been using the VX-3's, but not that particular scope.
No experience with Nikon.
I would go with the Leupold for sure if it was me.
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Re: Which Long Range Low Light Scope?

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I have been using the VX-3's, but not that particular scope.
No experience with Nikon.
I would go with the Leupold for sure if it was me.
Ernie- when are you going to post your optics review?
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