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Old 01-02-2006, 07:04 PM
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ok I either getting the 3x9x40 or the 3.5x10x44 is it worth the extra 150 for the bigger objective. I heard everyone on here talk about them and they are very nice scopes.its going on my 300 rum
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:06 PM
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the bigger lens is always worth the money imo... the more light it gathers the better
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:49 PM
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I prefer the 3x9x40.It also has 1/2" more eye relief than the 3.5x10x44 if you are worried about recoil.
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:51 PM
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I have the 3-9X40. The glass is high quality. 40mm is really all you need in my opinion. NOT worth an exta $150 to me for the 44mm.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:25 PM
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I have taken game from as small as antelope at long range up to moose with a 3x9 and have never, ever felt the need for more magnification than 9x at the high end. Why spend more and carry around more weight? And on an Ultramag that little bit of extra eye relief can mean a scar or no scar
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:40 PM
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I would not get the 44mm objective either. 40mm's is more than enough glass up front to provide you with enough light transmission to see untill after legal shooting hours.

At the highest magnification they will both transmit (scopes do not gather light) equal ammounts of light to your eye any way. At 9 power the 3-9X40 will have an exit pupil diameter of 4.4mm's and at 10 power the 3.5-10X44 will have an exit pupil diameter of 4.4mm's. So as far as brightness goes they will be exactly equal at their highest magnifications and below that both will be brighter than you need.

What you have to decide is if you really need the extra magnification (highly doubt it), weight, cost, less eye relief, and if having the scope sit higher off the rifle is worth it.

Remember that the higher your cheek moves from the stock the more it is going to hurt when that 300RUM smack you in the face. The less accurate you become due to the fact that your cheek isn't welded to the stock like it should be, and the harder it will be to find something quickly in the scope due to you having to find the right unnatural spot to hold your head.
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:54 PM
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Will you carry the gun much? If you're split between the two I'd take the lighter of the two...and that 1/2 would sure be nice, especially if you're a long-necked freak like me.
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:56 PM
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btw I was talking scopes with a buddy of mine tonight...how in the world do you pronounce this name Zeiss?
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:59 PM
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how in the world do you pronounce this name Zeiss?
Ice with a 'Z' in front.

And since we are discussing proper pronunciation........ Swarovski is pronounced Svar-off-ski and you roll the 'R'.
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