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Old 12-25-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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My wonderful wife bought me a Remington 700 SPS in .308 for Christmas. I need to get a scope now. I have been shooting my Nikon Monarch for years. I was leaning toward a Leoupold VXIII but open to suggestions. Also what reticle do yall like?
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:17 PM   #2
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I bought a Leupold VXII a couple of years ago and paid around $300 for it. A friend bought a Nikon with BDC reticle shortly after I bought mine, and he paid roughly $160. After comparing the two, I wish I had saved the $140 and bought the Nikon. Sorry, I don't know the model Nikon he has.
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I prefer a Swarovski, but don't overlook the Meopta Meostar. They are under rated.
Reticle choice is really a personal preference.
.308 is a FINE caliber.
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I put a Zeiss 3x9x50 on my Ruger M77 in 308. Love it.
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It really depends on what you plan on hunting with it ?. all the scopes mentioned above are good. But i would also look at Bushnell, there quality has really came back over the last 10 years. Burris is very good too. JMO

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It's a Nikon monarch
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NIKON Monarch is a very good choice, like the rest say, get whatever your pocket book can stand, but the Nikon is a good choice
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The difference in a $300 Marlin and a $2000 Weatherby is less than an inch at 200 yds, or not enough to matter on deer size game.

The difference between a $300 Nikon or Bushnell and a $800 Meopta or Zeiss or Kahles is 15 minutes in the darkening deer woods. That's when the big boys come out.

$400 I buy a Zeiss 3-9x40 Comquest
$550 I buy a Leupold 3-9x50 (VX3, NOT below) or Zeiss Conquest in same magnification
$750 I buy a Zeiss 3.5-12x56 Conquest or Meopta in same used

I was TOLD Scott's had Zeiss conquests in 3.5-12x56 on sale NEW for $699. That's what they sell for USED and that's a good deal.

Below $400 I'd keep saving money. If you hunt, the scope is the most important purchase you'll ever make relative to your success or at least the opportunities for it. IMHO. Your mileage may vary.

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The difference in a $300 Marlin and a $2000 Weatherby is less than an inch at 200 yds, or not enough to matter on deer size game.

The difference between a $300 Nikon or Bushnell and a $800 Meopta or Zeiss or Kahles is 15 minutes in the darkening deer woods. That's when the big boys come out.

$400 I buy a Zeiss 3-9x40 Comquest
$550 I buy a Leupold 3-9x50 (VX3, NOT below) or Zeiss Conquest in same magnification
$750 I buy a Zeiss 3.5-12x56 Conquest or Meopta in same used

I was TOLD Scott's had Zeiss conquests in 3.5-12x56 on sale NEW for $699. That's what they sell for USED and that's a good deal.

Below $400 I'd keep saving money. If you hunt, the scope is the most important purchase you'll ever make relative to your success or at least the opportunities for it. IMHO. Your mileage may vary.



I am not trying to argue But.
20 Years ago, I would have agreed with that statement 100%.
But not anymore, I have pair 10 x 42 Swarovski Binoculars with the Doubler's, and i have over $2,500.00 tied up in them, They use to be hands down the best there was, they would give you a extra 15 minutes morning and night easy.
But I can't say that anymore, a lot of these Companies have caught up in quality, at a 1/3 of the price. IMHO
These days, there are a lot of good quality Scopes in the $200.00 to $400.00 range, again JMO

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