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#3163060 - 02/13/13 08:10 PM scope choice
jr450r
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what you guys think leupold or nightforce
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#3163063 - 02/13/13 08:13 PM Re: scope choice [Re: jr450r]
william martin
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nightforce in my opinion clearest scope ive ever looked thru
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#3163076 - 02/13/13 08:22 PM Re: scope choice [Re: jr450r]
mr.big
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for the money a NF will cost if you buy new I would rather have a FFP Mil/Mil,which the Leupold Mark 6 has,,it is much smaller and compact also..
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#3163108 - 02/13/13 08:37 PM Re: scope choice [Re: mr.big]
jr450r
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well for the most part I would be deer hunting & target practice some, would like to be able to shoot out to 5 to 6 hundreds
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#3163114 - 02/13/13 08:41 PM Re: scope choice [Re: jr450r]
jr450r
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sorry 5 to 6 hundred yards
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#3163126 - 02/13/13 08:48 PM Re: scope choice [Re: jr450r]
mr.big
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2-12 VX6,,600 is very doable with 12X and 2X will be nice in the deep dark woods,,
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#3163154 - 02/13/13 09:02 PM Re: scope choice [Re: mr.big]
jr450r
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Ok guys thanks for the info
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#3163173 - 02/13/13 09:10 PM Re: scope choice [Re: jr450r]
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zeiss
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#3163215 - 02/13/13 09:35 PM Re: scope choice [Re: Deer Assassin]
remke
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I love my 42x56 NF
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#3163509 - 02/14/13 07:18 AM Re: scope choice [Re: remke]
rdl65
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If your going to be using it for deer hunting and shooting to 600yds, I would get a Zeiss. But I would choose Nightforce over Leupold anyday.
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#3164248 - 02/14/13 06:36 PM Re: scope choice [Re: rdl65]
danny1975
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Never been a leupold fan until I bought a vx3 and love it .
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#3164303 - 02/14/13 07:22 PM Re: scope choice [Re: danny1975]
Model70Man
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I used to be a Leupold fan until I looked thru and hunted with a Zeiss. I have since replaced all of my Leupolds and almost all of my rifles wear Zeiss. IMO, Leupold has been playing catchup for the past 10 years. They still don't have etched reticles for their VX3 line unless you get the B&C reticle which costs $100-150 more.

None the less, Leupold makes a good product and many are pleased with what they have to offer. I would first figure out what features you want your scopes to have within your price range and then begin to eliminate the ones you don't like. If you're thinking of NF you're in the Alpha scope category in price range. I would also consider Swarovski, Meopta, Leica, Zeiss, Schmidt and Bender, Vortex Razor and the new alpha MINOX.
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#3164368 - 02/14/13 08:27 PM Re: scope choice [Re: Model70Man]
backroads
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I have a NF NXS 3.5-1556 on my 300WM and it is as clear as the day is long. I've always believed that 99.9% rifles shoot straight so invest your money in great glass.

It's worth the money at twilight and dusk.

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#3164433 - 02/14/13 09:30 PM Re: scope choice [Re: backroads]
W.Seay
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Zeiss
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#3164440 - 02/14/13 09:33 PM Re: scope choice [Re: danny1975]
TN RDG RNR
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 Originally Posted By: danny1975
Never been a leupold fan until I bought a vx3 and love it .


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#3164536 - 02/15/13 12:05 AM Re: scope choice [Re: rdl65]
upatree
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cant go wrong with either,
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#3164798 - 02/15/13 09:36 AM Re: scope choice [Re: rdl65]
TNRino
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I guess it depends on your budget. I would be happy with either.
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#3169896 - 02/19/13 04:42 PM Re: scope choice [Re: TNRino]
Hunter 257W
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I keep it simple and put Leupolds on everything. The Rifleman or VX1 are decent. As you go up the Leupold line in cost, the quality gets better. If you have any problems their customer service has always been top notch.
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