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Which VXIII 4.5-14?

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Which VXIII 4.5-14?

My brother and I just bought Kimber Montanas in 300WSM. We hunt deer, antelope, black bear, and elk everywhere from the black timber of Washington to the desert of Nevada. We are stepping up from our usual 3.5-10's to the VariXIII 4.5-14. My question is 40mm or 50mm and which reticle - Duplex, Heavy Duplex, or Boone and Crockett? Any advice on elevation turrets for these scopes? Thanks in advance for the help! I have learned a great deal from the people on this site.
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    Re: Which VXIII 4.5-14?

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    Re: Which VXIII 4.5-14?

    I think a 30mm tube with a 50mm objective on that rifle would look like a sombrero on a senorita. The 4.5-14 is a great idea for that rifle... I'd just stay with the 1" tube and 40mm objective.
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    What is she wearing besides the sombrero....that might work for me! Seriously though, the thing I like about the Kimber is it's mostly a standard sized gun. I looked through both scopes yesterday at BassPro and the 50 was a lot clearer and a little brighter. I don't think the 40 was focused though. Does anyone else have similar experience in this comparison? Thanks for the replies.
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    Re: Which VXIII 4.5-14?

    I've used the 40mm for the last 7-8 years on my 7mm. I personally like a scope as close to the line of the bore as possible
    for use on a rifle with a standard hunting stock.
    I find I get a more consistent cheek weld and more consistency on target. From an optical perspective, more (bigger) is better.
    But functionally I personally like the 40mm on a packing rifle.

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    Re: Which VXIII 4.5-14?

    I'm with AJ I like to keep the scope low. I shot several VX-III 4.5-14 x40 for many years. All had target turrets installed. I never felt as though the scope let me down. The only thing that drove me nuts is the turret covers, I lost too many to count. Since I have switched to M-4's and to tell you the truth I sont see much difference in the glass. I don't loose caps any more [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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