I'm leaning harder towards the two bigger options at this point even though they are definitely heavier.
Between the Vortex and Bushnell, which would you consider to be of higher quality?
The Vortex warranty has me leaning harder in the direction, but Bushnell's mag range is appealing also.
I'm becoming more and more curious about the Nikon Monarch 3 4-16x50 XR Turret but can't seem to find any reviews on them. I've read every review on the basic Nikoplex and BDC offerings and they seem to get extremely high marks.
The Nikon will be right around $150 less than the Vortex for me. Is it worth saving the money or is the Vortex that much better to justify spending the extra cash?
I'm going thru the same thing w/ my 300 win. Have a 4.5x14x44mm conquest on it now but want to try a FFP scope w/ open turrets. Seems w/ what the FFP scopes have over SFP scopes, you sacrifice glass quality for the money!
My research has led me to SWFA but have a hard time dropping $600-$700 for a Tasco tactical riffle scope. Love the newer NF 2.5x10x42mm but to drop $1800 for Jap. glass is hard for me to do. I finally found a scope that fits the bill. IOR Valdada 2.5x10x42mm. $1050.00
Less the 14'' long
Battery compartment in side focus turret(out of the way of the ocular)
Very nice mill reticles
tough as a tank
Since you are specifying a mtn rifle, I would think weight would be a major factor. The leupold VXIII's in 2.5x8 and 3X10, @ 8 & 10 oz respectively ( I think ) will fill the bill very nicely. I have two of the 2.5 and a 3. Work extremely well.