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1k yds for $1k

 
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:38 PM
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1k yds for $1k

Looking for the best variable power long range hunting scope for under $1k. Right now I'm looking at the vxIII 8.5-25x50. Any recommendations are appreciated.
Daniel
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:18 PM
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Re: 1k yds for $1k

I'd take a look at the Sightron SIII series. I have one which compares favorably with both of the Mk 4 scope I have.

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For big game at that range, 14X on the high end is adequate and 20X is ample. Buying more magnification just limits field of view at the low end and reduces contrast at all magnifications.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:41 PM
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Re: 1k yds for $1k

zeiss conquest 6.5-20x50 go to cameralandny.com and get a refurbished model.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:57 PM
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Re: 1k yds for $1k

+1 for the Sightron S-III LRMOA reticle.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:28 PM
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Re: 1k yds for $1k

Go with the Sightron III 6x24x50 LRMOA. Me and my sons traded our Mark 4 Leupys and got the Sightrons. We have three of these and they are one of if not the best bang for the buck scopes on the market today. We have been extremely pleased with these scopes. We all took nice bucks this year from 225 yards to 634 yards all one shot DRT. You won't be disappointed!
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:00 AM
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Re: 1k yds for $1k

Shameless plug I know, but I have a Nightforce BR in the classifieds for less than $1k. To my eyes, the BR models are optically better than the NXS and definitely better than any Leupold, Vortex, or SIII (other good options). Downside to the BR is the limited internal travel and to some, the front adj obj (but my guess as to why its better optically than the NXS due to one less lense). But, you get great glass, excellent tracking, outstanding reputation/warranty/resale.
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