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Similar (but not exact) threads have covered goo scopes for deer but I wanted to start one that covers all my needs for a scope..

It will sit atop a remington 700 sps aac sd
It will be for taking deer (300 yards or less ish)
I want extreme reliability and durability
I want variable power
Price range is $500-$700

That's about it...

I'm a name brand whore so I'd prefer something that comes from a highly reputable company..

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Similar (but not exact) threads have covered goo scopes for deer but I wanted to start one that covers all my needs for a scope..

It will sit atop a remington 700 sps aac sd
It will be for taking deer (300 yards or less ish)
I want extreme reliability and durability
I want variable power
Price range is $500-$700

That's about it...

I'm a name brand whore so I'd prefer something that comes from a highly reputable company..
I would, and have done so twice, purchase a Leupold Vari X III 3.5 to 10 x 50 mm. Best light gathering scope for hunting till the last possible moment of legal shooting hours on the market in that price range.
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I would, and have done so twice, purchase a Leupold Vari X III 3.5 to 10 x 50 mm. Best light gathering scope for hunting till the last possible moment of legal shooting hours on the market in that price range.
Do this or get a Ziess Conquest. Ziess has updated/replaced the Conquest line with the Tierra line and some good deals are to be had on the old Conquest models if you look around.
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2.5-10x42 power Nikon monarch 3 would be my choice. money left over for mounts. Good power range for close up shots but still enough for a good look at 300 yards. I have used a lower cost bushnell 2.5-10x40 for 36 years on a 308. on 2.5-10 40mm lenes will give you all the light you can use even in a thick wood bottom.
http://swfa.com/Nikon-Monarch-3-Riflescopes-C4957.aspx

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Do I want an illuminated reticle? Pros and cons?

BDC dial or BDC reticle? Pros and cons?

How much variable zoom would I need to comfortably shoot at 300 yards?

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Do I want an illuminated reticle? Pros and cons?

BDC dial or BDC reticle? Pros and cons?

How much variable zoom would I need to comfortably shoot at 300 yards?
the illuminated reticle will give a little advantage early in the morning and late in the evening when light levels are still low. most of the them have a dimness level control so you can use as much or little as you think you needbased on light levels.

BDCwork great if they are dialed into the cartridge and load you are shooting with your rifle. some range testing will give you an idea as to what type of drop with a particular load has with your scope and rifle set-up.

for a deer rifle, my suggestion would be from a 3-9 to maybe a 4-12 power scope. anything more at that distance, you will lose field of view and make it hard to find a deer. this where a pair of binoculars are very handy. alows a very broad range of vision to find the deer then use the scope to pinpoint it from the lower power levels, then zoom in with the scope to a higher poser if needed.
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Its not the 700 dollar scope that will get you a deer. Learn to stalk, where to find game, and iron sights can do it easily. But if you want to spend money like that, what kind of terrain are you going to be hunting in?

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the illuminated reticle will give a little advantage early in the morning and late in the evening when light levels are still low. most of the them have a dimness level control so you can use as much or little as you think you needbased on light levels. BDCwork great if they are dialed into the cartridge and load you are shooting with your rifle. some range testing will give you an idea as to what type of drop with a particular load has with your scope and rifle set-up. for a deer rifle, my suggestion would be from a 3-9 to maybe a 4-12 power scope. anything more at that distance, you will lose field of view and make it hard to find a deer. this where a pair of binoculars are very handy. alows a very broad range of vision to find the deer then use the scope to pinpoint it from the lower power levels, then zoom in with the scope to a higher poser if needed.
Thank you. Very helpful.

Another question..
About how much MOA travel will be necessary for shooting no further than 500 yards with a 0 MOA scope base?
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i would recomend the trijicon accupoint in green. meets all your wants in an awesomely capable deer getter scope.

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