Which scope?

mtank

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I'm in need of a new scope for my Remington 700 7mm. I've narrowed it down to 3 brands. Leupold Vx6 3x18x50, Zeiss HD5 3x18x50 or 5x25x50, or Nightforce SHV 4X16 OR 5X25. Of the 3 I've only looked through a Zeiss as I have a HD5 5x25 w/rapid 800 reticle on my A-Bolt 30-06. The gun will be a hunter not just a bench gun. The reticle option on the Nightforce makes me a Lil nervous because I've had zero dealings w/it. Any & all suggestions wanting, needed, & appreciated & no I wouldn't ignore a fourth choice but the other 3 are already such good choices it makes my head hurt.
Thanks,
Matt
 

Rick Richard

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I have Zeiss, NF and Leupold and any one is a good choice depending on the application.

For long range and durability it is hard to beat the NF, however it is heavy and may not be as good of a choice for trekking through the mountains. In this case, I would select something in the 3 - 18 X range with 1 inch tubes (Leupold)

For an all around performer, I would select the Zeiss. Good glass, light weight and balances well on a lighter platform. I would select something in the same power range as mentioned before with the Lockable Turrets. That will get you out to any ethical shooting distance on game.
 

Rogmay

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Not sure about NF warranties because I've never owned one, I would question Zeiss warranties if you plan to own for a long time, and Leupold, well you can drop them off a cliff, drag them behind your truck and Leupold will still take care of you!
 

mtank

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I had to send my Zeiss back once & customer service was top notch. Problem was fixed & scope has worked flawlessly since. Which is exactly how I heard Leupold service works lol. The Zeiss would be the lightest since its the only option I listed w/a 1"tube but if the best optics weigh a few ounces more I'm not going to bicker.
 

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