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1" tube or 30MM

I have a B&L 6x24 4200.Went on a Varmint hunt[squirles] Made a couple kills at 300yds.With 6x284.Problem targets at Maxc power 500 yds looked like dots.How much better would a Night Force NXS 8x32 do? Our a Pentex Light seeker8x32 30MM.Our for that matter any upperend 30MM scope?I want a scope that can take full advantage of my caliber.What is recomended? [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]
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    Re: 1" tube or 30MM

    Remember for scope tubes, the bigger the better.
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    Iron worker,

    You have to remember when you compare a 30mm vs a 1" tube, the only advantage is that you will gain more windage and elevation adjustments with the 30mm tube. The major difference that stands out for one scope compared to another is all in the quality of glass and coatings. The Nightforce will be much better than the Bushnell and that is due to the higher quality of glass and coatings.

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    Thanks Jon,what about a Pentex Light Seeker,or a Burris Black Diamond Both 30MMs.Night force is well over a grand.Are they that much better than a Pentex Light seeker?
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    If you had a leupold 6.5x20 you could send it out to Premier Reticles and have them trick it out with a more power etc. May want to look at there web site. I've got 30mm leupold on a 6.5x284 and still getting use to it. I guess since I am more use to a 1" tube having the leupold bumped by premier works better for me. Good Luck
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    Iron Worker,

    I am sorry but I can not comment on the Pentax since we don't care them and have not seen one.
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    Re: 1" tube or 30MM

    Ironworker: You mentioned a Nightforce Scope.


    I would go with the Nightforce NXS 5.5x22, it has the 30mm tube. The problem with going too much higher in power is going to be with mirage. Out to 1000yards it would be a tough scope to beat, and 22x is plenty of magnification.

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