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Old 01-22-2017, 06:47 AM   #31
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I was comparing the 2x7x33 VX-2 to the VX-3i 2.5x8x36. They can be found priced at $299 and $399, respectively. I concluded that since the VX-2 had such good light transmission for the price and w/the similar Leupold lifetime warranty, that would be the way to go. Plus the fact it can be mounted lower without functional interference and quick line of sight. That VX-2 seems good enough to rob some sales from its more expensive but better sibling. That warranty changes the game.
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Old 01-22-2017, 08:48 AM   #32
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I'm late to the party but being on extremely limited fixed income now I cannot afford to spend on a scope what I used to without giving it a thought. I'd put Nikon Prostaff, Leupold Vari X 2 (older predates the VX-2 and equal to the VX-1), VX-1, Bushnell Elite 3500, Weaver Classic, and the like about the most inexpensive I'd trust in the 150-250$ range. Moving on up to 300-400$ range The Monarch 3, Leupold VX-2, Bushnell Elite 4500, Weaver Grand Slam, Zeiss Conquest (or Terra-forget which is which offhand), Vortex, and the like are the better choices in that range. The last category I'm going to talk about is the scopes I find the most versatile, and best for the dollar. This involves 450-600$ and consists of Nikon Monarch 5, Leupold VX-3, Bushnell Elite 6500, Zeiss (forget exactly which model line), Burris Veracity, Weaver Super Slam, Vortex, and the like which offers a full 5x power zoom except for the Bushnell 6500 which has a 6x power zoom. In fact I'm going to top the new Browning A-Bolt 30-06 my best friend & brother gave me with a Monarch 5 3x-15x-42mm and make it my 1 go to all purpose bolt rifle, semi retiring the rest of my bolt rifles. If I could afford 1 I'd grab a Leupold VX-6.
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Old 01-22-2017, 11:30 AM   #33
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SB, you will love that Mon-5 on top of that .30-06. I have one on one of my Mod-70's which is my absolute first choice rifle for Elk. Has been for 30 or so years. I got the SF model with the Nikoplex ret and the Turret custom marked for my load. I don't particularly care for all that BDC jazz. I either use Mil Dot or custom turret dial in method. Found a lucky sale on it picking it up for right at $450 (about $145 off) in a going outta business sale.
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:47 PM   #34
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I have a Vortex diamond back hp 4x16x42 with bdc and the glass is extremely nice on that odd point price range (329.00$) and now a new company is taking over the tactical forums like sniper hide with the new Athlons and their lifetime transferable warranty kinda like vortex's forever warranty
A quick search on snipers hide will show the huge following the Athlon line is gathering comparing to high end Vortex night force Schmitt &Bender and other hivh optics these are as much as 1/3 of these and delivering same as or better performamce.
I havent had a chance personally to look through them .But if i can people save money i will

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Old 07-07-2017, 11:14 PM   #35
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YOu do want to buy big guns but gotta keep them safe in big expensive gun safes as well.
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Natchez has the Nikon Monarch 5 3x-15x-42mm on sale for $318!!!!!
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:10 PM   #37
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Hey there,

If you are trying to find the best scope that ensures your best possible hunting experience, please visit assassintactical.com.
We carry a wide variety of Pulsar Thermal Imaging and Night Vision Scopes. We ship anywhere in the US.
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If you are trying to find the best scope that ensures your best possible hunting experience, please visit assassintactical.com.
We carry a wide variety of Pulsar Thermal Imaging and Night Vision Scopes. We ship anywhere in the US.
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Natchez has the Nikon Monarch 5 3x-15x-42mm on sale for $318!!!!!
Midwayusa.com has Leupold VX-1 and VX-2 rifles scopes on sale. Prices start @ $179.99 & $239.99 respectively.
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