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Best scope from about $350-$425.

 
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Old 02-26-2004, 05:06 PM
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Best scope from about $350-$425.

Looking for a clear, bright, reliable, 3x-10x range scope with accurate adjustments,(give or take 1/4") for shooting big game out to 400-500yds. What do ya'll got? Or what's new thats of interest? Thanks, Jay

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Old 02-26-2004, 06:37 PM
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Re: Best scope from about $350-$425.

Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40. Best scope in it's class, IMO>..sakofan.. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Also, Nikon 3.3-10x44, I believe can be had for around $400.

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Re: Best scope from about $350-$425.

Tasco super sniper.
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Re: Best scope from about $350-$425.

Sakofan, I'll have to check them Conquests out, How do you think they'd compare with one of those new Signature Selects? Heard some really good things about both of them, [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] Jay
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Re: Best scope from about $350-$425.

Jay,

Not sure if your dead set on a zoom or not, but a Weaver T Series 15x Fixed would be pretty nice on game I would think. I use the T36 on my one LG and I may get one for my 6BR. I like it a lot for the shorter range stuff. Especially 100-200 yd shooting.

If there's a drawback to my T36 it's the dawn and dusk performance. It gets pretty dark and the crosshairs get hard to see. But, then again, it's a straight 36x.
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Oh, and I think the 15's are on sale at Natchez right now.
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Re: Best scope from about $350-$425.

Jay,

I have been looking for a rifle scope for about 4 months. And during that time I have looked at everything (pentax, burris, weaver, nikon, leupold, sightron, zeiss, swaroski, leupold, bushnell, and night force)and even bought and then sold a leupold black ring tactical.

Here is what I found...

Bushenll 4200 is by far the best value for the money and they are right in your price range. The optics are far better than leupold and are on par with zeiss with out the price.

Leupold is overprice and the optics stink the only good scopes they make are the tactical line and if you are going to spend that much you might as well just get a nightforce which is far superior to leupold.

European makes cost a ton not because they are that much better but beacuse the labor cost in europe are the highest in the world.

Zeiss doesn't strictly focus on scopes or optics...Zeiss is like tommy hilfiger making scopes here in the US.

Anyway if you just want to hunt with it get a bushnell. If you want to range find forget mil-dot ...just get a range finder. And if your nuts like me and want everything get a nightforce lol

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