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Scope for Varmint Gun

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Unread 05-04-2008, 04:57 PM
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Sounds like everyone is leaning towards the Leupolds. Anyone out there with experience with a Zeiss in this or a similar caliber?
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Unread 05-04-2008, 10:51 PM
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None of the above

I just bought the Bushnell elite 6500 2.5x16x50MM Pick out a coyote in a sea of Nv sage brush placed cross hairs on his neck at 104 yards and now he resides in eternity. Its awesome. I paid $700.00 including mounts. They also have a 4.5x30x50MM both with 30MM tube.Great optics I think they are clearer then Leupold VXlll. Seeing PD at 400 yards is a "Walk in the Park". If you want varmints to fear you? Go with the Elite 6500s!!!!!
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Unread 05-05-2008, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by aurandbd View Post
the Leupold 6.5x20x50mm LRT scope. - I see this scope out there for about $1125, which is over my limit of $1000.

Any other ideas?

BTW, I'm looking to star with the 39 gr bullet in my new 204.
If you look around you can find this scope well below your $1000 barrier, I have never actualy seen one priced this high.
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Unread 05-05-2008, 12:22 AM
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I would go with a leupold with a mildot reticule. Then you can print out a drop chart off the mils that will be spot on. I have a vh reticule and although nice isn't the best for a .204 ruger. To use it properly you have to zero at 300 yards! The bushnell is nice but the customer service isn't as good as leupolds and I personally would rate the vx3 glass above the bushnell. But that's just my opinion.
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Unread 05-05-2008, 12:45 AM
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You may want to give the Bushnell a look. I beleive that Ian reviewed one a while back. Might do a search...
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
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