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View Poll Results: Which lightweight scope would you choose for a mtn.rifle?
VX-II Ultralight 3.2-8.6x33mm 8.8oz
VX3 2.6-7.8x36mm 11.4oz
VX3 3.3-9.7x40mm 12.6oz
VX3 4.9-14.4x40mm 13.0oz
VX6 2-12x42mm 17.5oz
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Mtn. Rifle Scope?

Old 10-08-2011, 10:58 PM
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Default Mtn. Rifle Scope?

Lightweight scope? Options?

Let's assume for a 6#10oz mtn.rifle in .300wsm
Also let's assume you may bump into grizzlies/brown bears.,

Actual magnifications are listed, except vx6, couldn't find exact specs.

The VX3 and VX6 would probably have the B&C reticle, the VX-II would have the long range reticle which is simply a crosshair and 2 dots at 300 and 400yds maybe.

I don't like dropping down to a VX2 from a VX3, and not sure the ultralight is really a weight savings/crucial?

and the vx6, better/bigger glass, awesome magnification range, 2-12x, even if it was actual of 2.5-11.5x still wider than the others, both low for those up close encounters, and high for those long shots, weighs more, but is it a who cares? it's worth it...?

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Old 10-08-2011, 11:37 PM
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I voted for the 2X-!2X 42MM

I understand it's 17.5 ozs but (agree on each point);

#1 lowest power setting of them all - it will come in handy in the timber for shots that are up close and personal.

#2 hightest magnification for those shots across the canyons & all the "range" in between.

#3 42MM objective (light gathering) for dawn, dusk & dark timber.

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