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Time for a scope change any recomendations?

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Unread 02-21-2013, 12:25 AM
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Time for a scope change any recomendations?

I have a T/C venture .300 win mag. Currently I have a Simmons 4-12x44 SF. Its a decent scope but not enough magnification for my likeing. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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    More info abput your application would help folks: type of hunting, range, reticle preference, budget, etc.
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    Re: Time for a scope change any recomendations?

    Stick a Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50 or Zeiss Conquest HD5 5-25x50 on there, and enjoy being able to see!

    I have several Simmons scopes. They are not bad scopes at all, especially for the price range, but once you go high-end, with the extreme clarity and crisp view, it's really hard to ever go back.
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    More info abput your application would help folks: type of hunting, range, reticle preference, budget, etc.

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    Re: Time for a scope change any recomendations?

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    Stick a Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50 or Zeiss Conquest HD5 5-25x50 on there, and enjoy being able to see!

    I have several Simmons scopes. They are not bad scopes at all, especially for the price range, but once you go high-end, with the extreme clarity and crisp view, it's really hard to ever go back.
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    Unread 02-21-2013, 09:09 PM
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    Re: Time for a scope change any recomendations?

    Ok sorry for the lack of info. My intentions are to make my .300 win mag into a 100 - 1000 yrd rig. I have looked at several brands of optics from Zeiss, Swarovski, NightForce, Vortex, pretty much all the usual suspets. My price range is up to $1200.00. Input would be much appreciated. Again sorry for not explaining my needs in the first post. I own Nikon's, zeiss diavari and bushnell elite 6500.
    Thanks guys any and all input would be appreciated. By the way I got #5 bruxton barrel in today I almost shed a tear cause I'm one step closer for my build.
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    Re: Time for a scope change any recomendations?

    You should take a look at the Vortex PST 6-24X50 FFP. You can find these for under $1000 usually and are pretty decent optics. Scan the classifieds and you can also find a used Leupold for around $1000 that would work as well. Those would be my two recommendations based on your intended use and budget.

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