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Old 06-09-2004, 05:31 PM
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Re: best mid-range scope

While I am a big Weaver proponent, I've added a couple of Monarchs to my stable and I'm very impressed.

I would choose the Nikon over the Weaver V series.

I cannot comment on the Burris and I'm just not a big Leupold fan.

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Old 06-09-2004, 06:36 PM
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Re: best mid-range scope

I have heard real good things about sightron but the clicks are all 1/8" (I think!) I would not like that myself but target shooters do it seems.

If you get a Leupold you can always get a custom reticle from Premier Reticle down the road, including power ups etc, and the do a FINE job... but they ONLY work on loopies. In fact they have good prices on loopies too... check em out on the web site
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Old 06-09-2004, 06:40 PM
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Re: best mid-range scope

I got two weaver v16's back when they were on sale at Natchez for 219 about a year or more ago. Have not wrung them out yet, but like the other fellow said, that microtrac system is the best of the very best, and they say that sightron tracks just as good also. The V16 does NOT have microtrac though...

And you know, the resale value of loopies is certainly legend, instant cash when you are in a jam, not so certain about any other scopes, cept them Nightforce's and all them overpriced youareapeein scopes...
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Old 06-10-2004, 12:38 AM
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Re: best mid-range scope

Nikon Monarch, as Jon said. Best bang for your buck..sakofan.. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 06-10-2004, 12:47 PM
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Re: best mid-range scope

Alright,
Its down to two scopes. the leupold or the nikon. i like the reliability of the leupold. i have always used them and havent had any problems yet. however, i like the higher power and slightly larger objective of the nikon. which one of these will hold zero best. most of my hunting is up and down rough dirt roads in a F350 so they get rattled around pretty good. the nikon seems to have a little less eye relief, little more weight, and length than the leupold.

also found some lupy 8.5-25*40's for around $500 here on LRH. not sure if i want this much power for hunting but would be nice on those long shots. what do you guys think?

Gene Cole III

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Old 06-10-2004, 02:56 PM
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Leupold has variable eye relief which I personally dont care for. Most Loopie fans think it is a non issue. I would rather have fixed, like a Nikon...sakofan..IMHO [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 06-10-2004, 04:21 PM
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I know you don't plan on going this way, but I will throw in my .02 cents for those who still have not decided for sure. Sightron scopes are excellent and so is the company. High quality for less than leupold charges with similar features and the company holds true to the warranty: no hastle full life time replacement, and there really was no hastle. Can't say the same for leupold from my experience.
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