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Old 10-05-2008, 10:35 PM
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Help me choose between these scopes.

I have a .280 Remington, that i plan to hunt coues whitetail with out here in Arizona. In the near future I plan to convert this rifle to a .280 ackley. The scopes i was thinking about were:

-LEU55265 Leupold 4.5-14x40 VX-III 30mm LR with a B&C reticle
-LEU56130 Leupold 4.5-14x40 Mark 4 LR/T 30mm Riflescope with a MD reticle
-5214559943 Zeiss 4.5-14x44 Conquest Rifle Scope w/a MD reticle

I also want to buy one of these scopes for my .17 Remington.

If there are any other scopes out there that you would recommend please do so.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:43 PM
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Re: Help me choose between these scopes.

If you're gonna get a Zeiss i'd take a good look at the Rapid-Z reticles. They'll give u the best system for reticle applications, IMO.
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:15 AM
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Re: Help me choose between these scopes.

just going off of what we sell and have experience with i would tell you to go with the leup. they have one of the best names in the business and they're a American company with a amazing warrenty. if you are just doing hunting and general shooting i would say go with the leupold 4.5-14x40mm LR BC reticle. it should serve you good on hunting and if you wanna do more varminting do the same thing but with the varmint reticle and you will have finer holding points

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Old 10-06-2008, 12:32 AM
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Re: Help me choose between these scopes.

I'd say get the VX-III if its going to be primarily a hunting rig.

And IMO...all 3 of those are too much scope for a 17 Remington...but of your choices, I'd put the VX-III on it also.

The reason I say that is this...the 17 Rem. is a very flat shooter within its useful range and it does not have harsh recoil...you can get a good 1 inch tube scope much cheaper than a 30mm...you will not need the extra adjustment range of the 30mm on the 17 Rem.


If I were looking for a scope for a 17 Remington...I'd be looking at the VX-II's.

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Old 10-06-2008, 01:24 AM
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Re: Help me choose between these scopes.

Get the Zeiss Conquest with the Mil-dot. It will transmit more light than the Leupolds and have better resolution also. I have one and compared it directly against my Leupold VXIII. No more Leupolds for me.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:37 AM
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Re: Help me choose between these scopes.

I have a Remington AWR in 280 and I love it. I have a VXIII 4.5-14x40 LR with the BDC on it. It is a wonderful combination. Ziess makes nice stuff but I have had such great luck with Leupolds that I cannot switch. I think that VXIII long range with the BDC will serve you well. It has certainly served me well and I cannot think of a better scope to put on top of that 280.
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:19 PM
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Re: Help me choose between these scopes.

Here is what I would recommend.

Custom Shop Mark 4 4.5-14x40mm LR/T M1 TMR or MIL-Dot.

We are out of stock but we have more on order.

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