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Old 10-23-2012, 10:14 AM
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I just bought a Browning x-bolt hunter 30-06. The main scopes I am looking at are Leupold Rifleman, Leapold VX-II, Nikon Buckmaster, Nikon Prostaff w/ BDC.

Who are yalls opinions on these?

If you would recommend something else feel free too. My budget is max 250$

Thanks
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:56 AM
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I bought an x-bolt last year and love it. I put a Nikon Pro-staff 3-9-50 on it and am extremely impressed. I have shot leupolds over the years, but for the money, the 100% lifetime warranty, and the 98% percent light transmission Pro Staff boasts, I don't think you can beat it. Had a small 6 point deer come in about 30 yards last year before legal shooting hours and I could barely see the rack with bare eyes, and wanted to check out how good the scope was. I put scope on him and was amazed at the amount of light let in by this scope, and the clarity could see the rack perfectly. Be sure if you get a 50 mm scope for your gun to order the High height x lock bases. Browning says the standard will fit a 50 mm and when I got mine in they did not and had to rush to find new bases before season.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:34 PM
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Of those you listed, I'd go with the VX2. Second choice would be the Buckmaster!
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:50 PM
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What is the difference between the prostaff and the buckmaster?
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:38 PM
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I gave the new redfield revolution a chance and bought one 3-9x40 Plex and I am very impressed. i paid back approx. 5 mo. ago at Dicks 159.00. Same warrenty as Leupold. Very nice scope and i hear the accu-range is real nice as well.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:41 PM
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Buckmaster is a higher end scope and the prostaff is the bottom line. Buckmaster is a much better scope. Buckmaster 265.00 , Prostaff 145.00 for comparision.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:43 PM
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Does anyone have any experience with the monarch?
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:10 PM
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Monarch is the top of the line and much better glass, eye relief, and priced usually in the 350.00 and much higher range. i would compare the monarch w/ a leupold 3. The prostaff is a good scope but i like more eye relief than, 3.6. The monarch would be 4.2" , redfield 4.2", Leupold, even a low level rifleman will bring 4's ". I think you go Redfield revolution and you will see nothing but clarity w/ constant full view eye relief. Excellent warranty. Burris is another brand Fullfield 2 model. cant go wrong there either and all for under 300.00.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:11 PM
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Thanks man that's a big help. What about the leupold riflemen?
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:23 PM
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good scope, bottom level of the leupold line and about 200.00. I would own that before the prostaff.
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