New scope

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by lefty15, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. lefty15

    lefty15 Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    I would like to get myself into a new scope. I currently have a Leupold VX-11 3 x 9 x 50mm which I have had for many years, and I do like this scoope.
    Most of my hunting/shooting distances are between 100-500 yards. I hunt Moose, Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail, in varying conditions from wide open to forest.Here are some of the scopes that I am considering.
    What do you guys think? My budget is max $1000.00.
    Should I be looking at scopes with a 30mm main tube or is 1" okay?
    The prices were pulled from Opticspalnet

    Zeiss Conquest 4.5 x 14 x 50mm 1" tube $729.99
    Burris Black Diamond 3 x 12 x 50mm 30mm tube $649.99
    Nikon Monarch Gold 2.5 x 10 x 56mm 30mm tube $680.00
    Leupold VX-111 4.5 x 14 x 50mm 30mm tube $679.99
    Leupold VX-L 4.5 x 14 x 56mm 30mm tube $949.00
    Swarovski AV 4 x 12 x 50mm 1" tube $999.00
  2. NYLES

    NYLES Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    That Ziess is $589 at that what Im gonna up to soon!