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Old 01-01-2018, 03:10 PM
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Default New rifle - time for new scope

Hey all,

Just got myself a new Tikka T3 lite stainless in 300 wsm. Now for a new scope.

Want to keep the scope under 1k, but the more under (possibly) the better.

Considering Swarovski, Zeiss, Leupold. (might also consider Meopta, Bushnell).

What say y'all. I want dial the scope. Will probably never shot a target or animal past 300 yards.

Preference is a German 4 type reticle.

Or go "low" end and pick up a Meopta Meopro 3-9x40 plex for $399?

Swaro Z3
Zeiss HD5
Leupold VX5
Bushnell 6500

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Old 01-03-2018, 06:42 AM
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You can't go wrong with those choices!
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Old 01-25-2018, 12:06 PM
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I would add the Vortex Viper and Monarch 5 or 7 with XTR turret to the short list. Outstanding scopes and in line with the others you mentioned.
I haven't looked through one yet but Tract is supposed to have some good glass for the $$ as well that appears to be in line with the Meopta you mentioned.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:38 AM
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The Swaro z3, Leupold and Monarch are few of the best performances and reasonable prices.
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:51 PM
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Hi! I use scopes from atn, recently bought atn x-sight II hd 3-14x. I like this scope, it has a good price-quality ratio.
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Old 02-25-2018, 12:29 PM
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your choices are very good.....I would opt for a Leupold VX-3 3.5-10x50
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Old 02-25-2018, 01:31 PM
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loopy 4.5x14 VX-3, TMR reticle and an M1 elevation dial
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Old 02-26-2018, 12:15 PM
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bushnell, 2.5-16x, 4-16x

zeiss 3-15x

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Old 04-30-2018, 03:31 AM
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All these choices are great. However I would suggest in first determining when you will be doing most of your hunting. Are you going to hunt in low light areas or during dusk. If you dont need to have heavy light gathering then thats what you look for. Take your time and make sure that the scope on your 300 has a comfortable eye relief as those 300 WSM can thump. But Im sure you will make the right choice.

I personally am a huge Zeiss fan and they make great optics.
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Old 04-30-2018, 02:51 PM
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For my price range VX2 or VX3i, which is $250-450, depending on power. Larger magnification range will be more money.

I have never used a Swarovski or Zeiss, are you out of your $1k range with those?

I was thinking of VX3i 4.5-14? for around 5-550. But I can't hunt 300 yards out, it would just be for shooting paper, and someday.

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