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Old 03-15-2007, 09:58 PM
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carry rifle scope

needs= 4.5-14,3-12 lightweight bdc recticle illuminated good glass something to take some abuse(atvs pickups recoil)bouncing around out west. I have a budget of around $800. Also need a good set of rings and bases to go with this. Im looking at a 6 3/4 pound 7mm rem mag no brake
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:51 PM
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Re: carry rifle scope

i was going to say, just get a leupold vx-III in the 4.5-14, I have a couple of them and love them.
but, why do you want illuminated reticle? I bought a leupold mk4 with the illuminated reticle, and it never gets used. even at night(legal predator hunting) you don't need it. but thats my opinion, maybe you do need it?

just a thought, leaving that off would save you weight and money.

I guess I would lean toward the leupold vx-III 3.5-10, or the 4.5-14. and sorry, I don't have any recommendations for "light" rings. I use bulky stuff, like badgers and GG&G.
i have heard some good stuff about the burris rings with inserts. check those out.

hope that helps a little...
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:59 AM
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Re: carry rifle scope

I have a hard time seeing my crosshairs in lower light(anything less than sunny)overcast day in the woods 1/2 hour before dark
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:27 AM
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Re: carry rifle scope

A Leu Heavy Duplex, may be the answer.
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Old 03-16-2007, 07:38 AM
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Re: carry rifle scope

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I have a hard time seeing my crosshairs in lower light(anything less than sunny)overcast day in the woods 1/2 hour before dark

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What scope are you using now? I've found it easier to see crosshairs on brighter scopes. Maybe the answer is a larger objective?

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Old 03-16-2007, 12:11 PM
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Re: carry rifle scope

Base and rings.- contact Heatseekins.- great lightweigh products.
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:07 PM
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Re: carry rifle scope

I'm 67 and have a Nikon Monarch 4-12 BDC on a .257 Wby Ultralight. Chose that scope over the VX III because it seemed brighter to me. Have no problem seeing the reticle in dim conditions.
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