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Old 01-03-2006, 10:39 PM
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Re: Best scope for fairly long range deer hunting

Go with a Nikon Buckmaster. I have one and for the price I paid I almost feel like I ripped them off.
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:33 PM
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Re: Best scope for fairly long range deer hunting

Had a 4-16x50 Elite. Didn't like the squatty turret.
Found it tough to tell which turn I was on. And not enough MOA per turn.

Have shot the VX-II 6x18-40 target on a 300RUM and it would be my choice for an under 1K rifle.

Never shot the Monarch.

If fairly long range deer hunting means 4-500yd, I have a 4.5-14x42 Burris Fullfield with the Ballistic plex on my 270. Works fine for that. Just have to verify drops at all ranges.
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Old 01-04-2006, 11:59 PM
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Re: Best scope for fairly long range deer hunting

I would pick the Leupld 6-18 any day over the rest you mentioned. I have 2 of these scopes and 1 was on my 300 RUM for the better part of a year with no problems mechanically. Optics are nice, crisp and bright. Everything youd come to expect from Leupold. They also have the "clicks" which come in very handy for LR shooting. I would then opt for the elite 4200. I have only looked through these scopes, but man was it clear. To bad it has no clicks. The burris in my opinion is last. Throuh my eyes, Burris are not crisp or clear.
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Old 09-24-2006, 10:00 AM
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Re: Best scope for fairly long range deer hunting

How about a Leupold LPS in 3.5-14 x 50 mm ? This should be good enought to get you from 50 to 500+
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:44 PM
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Re: Best scope for fairly long range deer hunting

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I have a 6-24x40 4200 with mildot an a Sendero in .300 Win Mag. Just awsome, I have had experence with leupold and nikon. Both excelent, but for $485 out the door this scope rocks. I have it zeroed at 100 yds. and can screw it up to zero to 600 yds. and back with all faith that it will be where it is supposed to be. Consider the Bushnell 4200, well worth the $$$.
Thanks for the info. It helped me decide on buying this very scope and I will add it to a new (old stock) Ruger M77 300 win mag. I had some doubts about the starting point at 6x but intend this rifle to be used for longer ranges for moose and elk anyways, and in this area there are enough deer walking around at longer distances so passing up closer shots is not an issue. I have several side parallax adjustment scopes now and truly appreciate the clarity and resolution they provide at more distant targets.......I have other Bushnell Elite scopes (all with various reticles and 3-9x40) and all offer exceptional clarity and value and this one is even better. 'Can't wait to get to the range and get the scope and rifle working well together. Thanks
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:56 PM
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Re: Best scope for fairly long range deer hunting

Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50......
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:17 AM
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Re: Best scope for fairly long range deer hunting

I don't know if the Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5-16x42 is in your price range or not but I have several of these and they're excellent for when you're hunting in thick brush but may at any time step onto a clear cut and see a nice buck on the other side of it.

They're a bit heavy and require 30mm Rings but I found them to be nearly perfect with the best glass in the industry and fairly repeatable reticle adjustments.

SWFA Riflescopes Bushnell Rifle Scopes Bushnell Elite 6500 Rifle Scopes

Failing that I've had good luck with the Nikon Buckmaster series and consider them the best bang for the buck hunting scopes I've used in the last few years.

The 4.5-14x40 with BDC reticle would easily meet your budget and is quite a nice scope but the optics clarity and low light transmission, although good, won't touch the Bushnell Elite scopes.
http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm...6469&src=tpCtg
http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm...rodTitle=Nikon Buckmasters 4.5-14x40 Riflescope SF BDC Reticle Matte

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