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Old 09-22-2013, 02:53 AM
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I'm debatiing between a new 2.5 to 10 or 3 to 9 power scope to go with a new rifle ill be getting soon. I love the lenses and quality of the Nikon Monarch but I'm also considering the Nikon Buckmaster BDC and Leipold VX3 with the Boone And Crockett reticle... I've looked through the Redfield revenge and the glass inst clear in comparison 2 either of the Nikons... Looking 2 spend no more than 500 dollars... Any other recommendations would be helpfull. Thanks
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:26 AM
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Out of those I like the Leupold VX-3 but it doesn't come in 3-9. I have a VX-3 in 3.5-10x50 with a plex really like it
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:01 AM
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If you want the B&C reticle in the VX3, you are looking at 3.5-10 X40. It comes in a bit over your stated budget. As Bowhuntercop suggested, the duplex reticle 3.5-10 x 40 is about as close as you will get, and it's a bit cheaper than the B&C reticle version. Either would be fine and, IMO, a better product than the Nikon.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:00 AM
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You can get a Ziess Conqest or A Minox ZA5 for under $500 and they will smoke those two scopes.
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:27 PM
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Of the options you have listed I'd stick with the Nikon hands down..it's better glass and less money than the Lupy. The Nikon Monarch 3 4-16x50SF on my .257 Roberts AI is my favorite scope hands down.

I would also recommend looking at a Swift Premier...I have several and love them.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:37 PM
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Zeiss Conquest is under $500 - Best Buy IMO

Hearing a lot about Vortex - they have a "no questioned asked" lifetime warranty !
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:35 AM
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Originally Posted by edwardCVAmason View Post
You can get a Ziess Conqest or A Minox ZA5 for under $500 and they will smoke those two scopes.
As an owner of 4 Conquests and a couple Leupys, Conquest offers the best value at this price point but does not "smoke" the VX-3 line. No experience with Minox.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:11 AM
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MNDH,

What kind of shooting are you going to be doing? Also what rifle are you putting it on? Is it going to be a deer rifle only? Or an all purpose rifle? Target shooting, steel, long range, praire dogs..........

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Old 09-24-2013, 10:02 PM
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In terms of the rifle back and fourth between a Ruger American and a Tikka T3 lite... For whitetail deer in the Midwest mostly thick woods of Mn and woods and fields of West Centeral WI... Calibers gonna be a 270. Deer rifle and some coyote work.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:29 PM
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I would think you don't need anything with more than 9 power. A 2-7 or 3x9 should work out well in that country and what your doing with your rifle. Don't forget a scope is only as good at it's mounts. Don't go cheap on them is all.

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