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Old 07-14-2012, 08:07 PM
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Help with scope decision...

Just wanting some help deciding on a scope for my hunting rifle. It's a Model 70 chambered in 30-06. It will mostly be used for whitetail hunting and if the opportunity arises muley and elk would be nice. So I'm looking for a scope in the $400-600 range, possibly with a BDC reticle so I can get some hold overs for shots. I've looked at the Nikon Monarch line and I was wandering if anyone had experience or opinions of this scope. Also, I welcome the submission of other scopes as well.

Thanks for the input.

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Old 07-15-2012, 06:19 AM
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Just wanting some help deciding on a scope for my hunting rifle. It's a Model 70 chambered in 30-06. It will mostly be used for whitetail hunting and if the opportunity arises muley and elk would be nice. So I'm looking for a scope in the $400-600 range, possibly with a BDC reticle so I can get some hold overs for shots. I've looked at the Nikon Monarch line and I was wandering if anyone had experience or opinions of this scope. Also, I welcome the submission of other scopes as well.

Thanks for the input.

freed0m
I have several of the monarchs, they are good glass at a reasonable price. But perhaps the best deal in your price range is the 3-9x40 Zeiss conquest. That is a heck of alot of glass for right at $400. Also the 3.5-10x40 or the 2.5-8x36 Leupy are good glass as well, just a lttle more $$$. Although I personally have no experience with them, seems like the Vortex scopes are pretty good from all the internet chatter they are getting.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:51 AM
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Re: Help with scope decision...

I have an older Burris Fulfield II 4.5-12x42 with Ballistic Plex reticle that I bought used from an LRH member for $250 about 2 years ago and sits on top of my .338 Win Mag and am very pleased with it.

Good luck!

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Old 08-03-2012, 04:26 PM
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Re: Help with scope decision...

Go to Horusvision.com and check out the Horus Hawk. It has all you will need in a hunting scope. Has a 8 mil gride and it is not too costly. I have shot it out to 2500 yards with a 338/378 Ackley and shot under moa(23 inch 5 shot group). After I started this post I went to the Horus sight and found that the price had been raised to 690.00. I got mine for 550.00 only a few years ago, so this might not be the scope for your price range. There are several nice scopes in the 700.00 range. The Hawk is a very good hunting scope even at 700.00.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:44 PM
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Re: Help with scope decision...

Vortex Viper 4-12x40 PA.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:51 PM
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+1 on the Vortex. Also check out the options that Sightron has to offer. I have several buddies that use Sightrons and they are very pleased with them.
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:26 PM
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Another vote for the vortex! Take a look at the Viper. They are impressive for the price. The PST is a little more expensive, but packed with features....
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