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Old 11-22-2010, 10:32 AM
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Re: Best $500 Long Range Scope

I make a point of letting my buddies look through my Nikons. They are the most clear and bright for my money. They are always very impressed.

The good wife got me a Burris peep-cross, I like it a lot, but not as bright as the Nikons.

I grew up with a Leopold, I think they are great optics. Seems that when I go to by one, the Nikons are on sale, at half what a comparable Leopold would be.

Most of the time you get what you pay for, with Nikon you get a bit more.

I haven't tried Nightforce, would like to see/use more brands, but I know what I'm getting with Nikon.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:23 PM
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NightForce ain't all that great in the optics dimension; certainly not as good as their price tag suggests.
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:10 AM
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Re: Best $500 Long Range Scope

Since you highlighted the Vortex....Here you go: Vortex - Camera Land NY

Look at the top scope listed....Target dot...for $249. I purchased the same scope with a 50mm front objective for $279. This is from one of the forum sponsors...Great folks to work with to boot. This is a really good scope for the money....and you'd have enough $$$ left over for good rings and base(s).

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Old 11-25-2010, 10:42 PM
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Re: Best $500 Long Range Scope

I have a like new 6.5x20x44 monark i would make you a good deal on
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:19 AM
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Re: Best $500 Long Range Scope

Unless Torchrider needs more than one scope, I think we went with ...

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For $250 NIB, this WTS NIB KONUS M30 6.5-25x44 $250.00 is hard to beat.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:09 AM
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Re: Best $500 Long Range Scope

I might still be interested in the Monarch for the right price.

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... because the item is now SPF.

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Old 11-26-2010, 11:22 AM
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Re: Best $500 Long Range Scope

I took a gamble and bought Vortex Viper 4-12 for my wife's rifle this past year not having personally looked through one at the time.

Upon receiving it and looking through it, I promptly purchased another Vortex for another project I had going.

I like them as well as my Zeiss conquest thus far....but have not had the Vortex out at low light in hunting conditions yet.
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