Best scope for deer.........Go!

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Ericreed22, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Ericreed22

    Ericreed22 New Member

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    Nikon Monarch 4X16X50 with BDC reticle.
     
  2. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 Active Member

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    not worth the money. dont think ive shot a deer farther than 50 yards.. gotta give it to any regular 3x9.. even a 2x7.
     

  3. jpattersonnh

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    So when the whitetail is 20..30 yards away, do you ask politely for it to move back????
    When that big bell gets hung up on twigs, do you call a time out??
     
  4. Ericreed22

    Ericreed22 New Member

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    3X9 is great too. Still like the Monarch for the quality and clarity.
     
  5. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    Eric, This is not only a nation wide foum, but world wide.
    Conditions vary as you move around the globe. Your scope outside of Houston, may offer long shots, not available to jj in New York.

    I am happy with a 3x9 here in the PNW, but my 30-30 has a 2x fixed. Light gathering is a factor. Large, Clear glass!
     
  6. jpattersonnh

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    So a BDC in no specific caliber helps how? Everyone seems to need a gimmick. Nikoplex, BDC. All BS. Even scope companies I like have gone this way, but not all. I wish there were more alternatives is serious hunting scopes. 32mm objective, 2-?x32mm. I settled for a Weaver 2-10x38mm on a 7mm Rem Mag because I wanted good glass, but a scope that could handle close brush shots.
     
  7. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My favorite is a Leupold 3.5 x 10 x 50mm Vari X III. Best scope I have ever used for hunting the last 15 minutes of the day.

    Killed deer as close as 10 yards with.

    YMMV
     
  8. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Well-Known Member

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    As KG7 stated, we all don't live where there are no trees! I would take high quality glass over magnification. But, most of my humble rifles have an iron sight option even w/ a scope. No see through rings!!!!!
     
  9. racer_x

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    I was gana say the one that works at 100 with whatever Ive always been a cheap glass guy.My next scope will be a nikon 4.5x14x40 yoote spec that will belong on my 17 but mayb a chance on the mini14.
     
  10. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My favorite big game scope is a 1 3/4 x 6 Leupold!
    I can target anything from 6 ft to 600 yards!:D
    It seems many hunters think they need a high power scope for big game, WHY! If you can kill cleanly with a 1X scope at 100 yds why can't you kill cleanly at 400 yds with a 4X or 600 yds with a 6X!:rolleyes:
    The biggest problem with a high power scope is 'field of view'! Even at 4X you can't target anything much closer than 10 to 15 YDS. On 1 3/4X I can see my target 'up close' if needed. If you are going to only hunt in wide open country with no chance of being in heavy cover a 3 x 9 is as good as it gets!!!
     
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  11. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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    Cause im 40+ and need glasses
     
  12. dks7895

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    My Marlin XS7 in 308 wears a Redfield Revolution 3-9x40 with Accu-Range reticle. I love this reticle as it's not very busy and gets you on target very quickly. Never had to take a "long shot" to test the 400 and 500 yard markings. It gathers light very well and is low profile for a scope of this size.