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Old 12-08-2011, 03:18 AM   #1
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What is the best scope brand? I want one that is 3-9x magnification. I was looking at Leupold Scopes but there are just so many to choose from.
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:32 AM   #2
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ive got leupold vortex nightorce nikon and weaver scopes. lots of good brands other than those ive mentioned out there. i would say find one that has a good warranty and features you want in the price range in your budget.
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You may like the Trijicon Accupoint 3-9x40.

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There are a whole bunch of great scopes on the market today.If there's a local dealer near you that has several good brands in stock,I'd go and look thru several that you like outdoors preferably.With all the different coatings the mfg's put on the lenses today,you'd be suprised how different the same style of scopes look with your eyes.
Look around,there are a bunch of great deals out there on some very good optics right now.I know the Zeiss Conquest has been on sale for $399,and it will blow the Leupold VX3 line away.Sightron SII/Big Sky lines have excellent glass,as does the Weaver Super Slam line.Nikon Monarchs are nice scopes,but the coatings on the lenses are darker than I like,and make it harder to see in low light conditions.

Almost everyone has a lifetime warranty now,and all of these mfg's use great Japanese glass-the Conquest may have German glass,I can't remember?
IMO,I would go with Sightron,Zeiss or Weaver before a Nikon or Leupold,you can get any of them in the $300-400 dollar range.

Oh,Weaver also has a $50 mail in rebate til the end of the year on the Super Slam line.
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There are a whole bunch of great scopes on the market today.If there's a local dealer near you that has several good brands in stock,I'd go and look thru several that you like outdoors preferably.With all the different coatings the mfg's put on the lenses today,you'd be suprised how different the same style of scopes look with your eyes.
Look around,there are a bunch of great deals out there on some very good optics right now.I know the Zeiss Conquest has been on sale for $399,and it will blow the Leupold VX3 line away.Sightron SII/Big Sky lines have excellent glass,as does the Weaver Super Slam line.Nikon Monarchs are nice scopes,but the coatings on the lenses are darker than I like,and make it harder to see in low light conditions.

Almost everyone has a lifetime warranty now,and all of these mfg's use great Japanese glass-the Conquest may have German glass,I can't remember?
IMO,I would go with Sightron,Zeiss or Weaver before a Nikon or Leupold,you can get any of them in the $300-400 dollar range.

Oh,Weaver also has a $50 mail in rebate til the end of the year on the Super Slam line.
Yes THE ZIESS BLOWS AWAY THE VX3 leuopld an they are 100 or more, than the ziess. Carl ziess optics are just awesome period
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Yes THE ZIESS BLOWS AWAY THE VX3 leuopld an they are 100 or more, than the ziess. Carl ziess optics are just awesome period
The ziess is german glass also
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There are a whole bunch of great scopes on the market today.If there's a local dealer near you that has several good brands in stock,I'd go and look thru several that you like outdoors preferably.With all the different coatings the mfg's put on the lenses today,you'd be suprised how different the same style of scopes look with your eyes.
Look around,there are a bunch of great deals out there on some very good optics right now.I know the Zeiss Conquest has been on sale for $399,and it will blow the Leupold VX3 line away.Sightron SII/Big Sky lines have excellent glass,as does the Weaver Super Slam line.Nikon Monarchs are nice scopes,but the coatings on the lenses are darker than I like,and make it harder to see in low light conditions.

Almost everyone has a lifetime warranty now,and all of these mfg's use great Japanese glass-the Conquest may have German glass,I can't remember?
IMO,I would go with Sightron,Zeiss or Weaver before a Nikon or Leupold,you can get any of them in the $300-400 dollar range.

Oh,Weaver also has a $50 mail in rebate til the end of the year on the Super Slam line.
I have a nikon monarch in 4.5x16x42. I had a great muley buck at 174 yards the sun was just comin up the hay field was cut an brown in color the scope picked up so much of the brown from the dead hay an sunlight I could not see the buck just a brown haze in the scope. I carry a backup rifle it is a.marlin x7 270 an has a ziess conquest on it the deer was clear as daylight an long story short I wont buy a nikon again period
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Thanks guys. That was good info.
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The best scope out there is probably a Schmidt & Bender, but starting price on them is around $2000+. As to what's available AND good, there are so many options and opinions on their uses, it boggles the mind. One scope I have, that hasn't been mentioned is a Burris FullfieldII. They have probably better optics(my opinion) with a fairer price than Nikon or Weaver. If you go with Nikon, I would go with a Buckmaster(I have one mounted on a 30-06) series for their better pricing over a Monarch, but much better optic than a Prostaff. They'll also take lots of abuse. If you want something a little different there's also Bushnell Elite 6500 series that I think gives Leupold a good run for their money.
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One scope I just thought of and that is the NEW Burris "Eliminator". It comes as a 4-12x(?) and what it does is you put your crosshairs on the game, and it calculates the distance. When it's done calculating distance, it will light up a red dot on the vertical wire, and this dot will be where you will hit/miss the animal for that distance. All this is done in a matter of microseconds. I've seen a few hunting magazines doing tests on it and they all love it's convenience, speed, and no guessing for holdover shots. There's a couple other scope companies that have copied this technology. Remember, it's also got crosshairs, so if battery does run out, you still have a scope. It goes for around $800.
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