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Old 02-13-2014, 10:39 AM
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I have it narrowed down to the diamondback vortex scope. Trying to decide between 3-9x40 or 4-12x40. I think it will mainly be my elk and mule deer gun for out west like Colorado. Possibly moose hunts and caribou when im done with college. Suggestions?
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:26 AM
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3-9x40 is the only scope I use
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:56 AM
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I had a 3-9x40 on my .30 Gibbs (like a .300 Win) for 30 years. Killed a lot of elk and other big critters with it.

I have a 4-12x40 on my .300 Weatherby. It does everything I want it to.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:13 PM
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I'd prefer a 4-12x.


there are some scopes now, zeiss conquest, leupold vx6, in 2-10x or 2-12x, which in my eyes is about as close to perfect for such a caliber.
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:16 PM
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Anybody else? And reasons why. I was hoping I'd have the majority for one of them but thats not the case yet
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:25 PM
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I have 3-9 on almost all my rifles. got leupolds on most of them. have two 300 wby with standard 3-9x40. shot a almost 500 yards with a 7mm mag with a standard Leupold 3-9. most of the time there set on 4 power.
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:49 PM
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I use the 3-9x40 on my shotguns, muzzleloaders, and two .30-06 all Leupold VX-II, on my .300 Win Mag, I have a Leupold VX-3, 3.5-10x50
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:18 PM
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I have both. Like the 4x12 the best. Being a owner of a 300 WSM, one thing I would look for is longer eye relief. You'll need it! It you buy a scope with a longer eye relief you'll shoot better groups too.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:10 PM
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One with a rubber padded eye piece. Get to close and that sucker will knock you out. I'v still got a mark.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by buckstop515
One with a rubber padded eye piece. Get to close and that sucker will knock you out. I'v still got a mark.
Lol thats great
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