Went to buy a Scope

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by tomgodd, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. tomgodd

    tomgodd Active Member

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    I went to by a Scope at a Retailer today. I was going to Buy a Nikkon or a leupold. I was going to spend around $500.00 Talked to the salesman and he told me to not by one of those and to buy a Zuess. Why? I have heard great things but I wanted to spend 500 not 800 so I did not buy one. He lost a sale! Probly will not go back because he was trying to push the Zuess down my throat when it was out of my budget. Are they that much better???
    Thanks
    Thomas
     
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Nikon are good scopes, Leupold in the VX-III, VX-3 or above are great scopes, Ziess is a great scope that is better in some aspects than a Leupold.

    If you are spending $500 on a scope DO NOT buy a Leupold. Get the Nikon, the VX-II line of scopes are not all that good in my eyes. I owned one and hated shooting with it. It was crystal clear and let in lots of light, but when I changed the power (6-18x40mm) the eye relief would change so much so that at 6x I was hanging off the back of the stock and at 18x I was riding the scope.

    I traded that Leupold for a Nikon Monarch and I am in heaven. In your price range I would go with either a Bushnell elite 4200 or a Nikon Monarch Might even try looking at a Weaver grand slam or classic scope. These are all good scopes and provide a lot of options for your money.

    Ziess is some of the best glass int he world. If you look at a lot of high end medical microscopes they don't come with anything other than ziess glass.

    European glass offer more clarity and better light transmission than american or Japanese Glass. American glass is harder than European glass and resist scratches slightly better and can take a little more abuse. Japanese glass is up there but is not of the quality of American or European glass. It is however much less expensive than both other options.
     

  3. troy2000

    troy2000 New Member

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    Here's a page that has a pretty good run-down on most of the popular brands of scopes:

    The Shooting Sports Scope Brand Page

    I'm not sure how up-to-date the info on it is, but it's an interesting overview.
     
  4. tomgodd

    tomgodd Active Member

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    Thanks Guys
    Thomas:D
     
  5. Carne Frio

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  6. gloks4life

    gloks4life New Member

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    elite 4200's are great for the $$
     
  7. Persuasive

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  8. phrogmech

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    If your going to spend money on Ziess, check out Nightforce Scopes, US Optics, Smidt and Bender. Good Huntingl
    Semper Fi.
     
  9. martinclaybold

    martinclaybold New Member

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    You could try out RifleScopePro.com. You can get a good discount on Nikon or leupold up there.
     
  10. tomgodd

    tomgodd Active Member

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    I really appreciate everybodys responses! Thanks!
    Thomas
     
  11. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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  12. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    That place doesn't have anything but a few leupolds and one stinking Simmons.

    prices are higher than SWFA, Optics planet and MidwayUSA.
     
  13. jpattersonnh

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    I have freinds that swear by Nikons and others that will only use a Leupold.
    I tried out a Sightron SII a few years ago and now have 3 mounted. Great scope. Glass is better than my buddies VXIII, so are the windage and elevation ajustments, everything locks solid.
     
  14. BushnellFactoryOutlet

    BushnellFactoryOutlet New Member

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    Bushnell Has many discontinued and referbished scopes, most are half of retail you should check us out, we do orders over the phone