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Old 10-17-2010, 01:01 PM
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I am looking to get a new scope for deer and elk hunting in eastern oregon, and i like both of these, can you please tell me which one is best and how good each of them are.

http://swfa.com/Nikon-25-10x50-Monar...pe-P42329.aspx

http://swfa.com/Vortex-35-10x50-Vipe...pe-P11228.aspx
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:39 PM
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both are very good, but I really like the Leupolds
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:02 PM
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Consider this for $400



http://www.opticsplanet.net/zeiss-3-...-reticle1.html



I like to stay under 44MM or less for a lower mount, and better check weld.

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Old 10-18-2010, 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by dezmick View Post
I am looking to get a new scope for deer and elk hunting in eastern oregon, and i like both of these, can you please tell me which one is best and how good each of them are.

http://swfa.com/Nikon-25-10x50-Monar...pe-P42329.aspx

http://swfa.com/Vortex-35-10x50-Vipe...pe-P11228.aspx
These are both fine scopes and will serve your intended purpose well. I'd take the Vortex though due to their outstanding CS. Good luck.
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:05 AM
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Choosing between those scope would be a very hard decision for me as they both are great scopes. I guess the Vortex would win out slightly for me and that's only because of their great warranty and customer support.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:05 AM
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Never owned a Vortex and have never even seen one in person but they seem to get rave reviews from those who have them. My concern with Vortex is will they be around 10 years from now should you need customer service?

I have used one of the older Monarch UCC's from Nikon and it was an excellent scope. Have read that Nikon's customer service can be suspect at times but I never had to use it. My Nikon was clear and the adjustments were accurate.

If it were me though, I would seriously consider the Zeiss Conquest that Sheridan posted a link to. A lot of scope for the money.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by VAhuntr View Post
Never owned a Vortex and have never even seen one in person but they seem to get rave reviews from those who have them. My concern with Vortex is will they be around 10 years from now should you need customer service?
That's also a concern that I've had myself. I've read how they have been around as a company since the 70's though so that eases my concern slightly. They are fairly new to the scope market though. I'm curious as to how this will turn out in 10 years, because as of right now they are offering amazing products at great prices with amazing customer service.

If you are going with a Zeiss, which is a step above both of the scopes you originally mentioned one thing I thought I'd point out is Cameralandny.com has some refurbs on sale. I think the 3-9x40 can be had for something like $350 if they have the reticle you want. I'm not sure if the sale prices are listed on their site or not, but I know they have a thread at 24hourcampfire.com about it.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:28 AM
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I have a $100 Bushnell and it aids me in killing em just as dead.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:39 AM
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I like the Monarch, but it woul be hard to pick it over the Conquest with either the #4 or Z-Plex reticle for the type hunting I do.
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