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#3248972 - 05/17/13 05:06 PM Scope
cecil30-30
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I've got $330 for a new scope.Gonna put it on my savage/pacnor muzzy.I've had my eye on the Minox ZA-5 3-15x42 for a while now,but I'm getting mixed reviews on them.I really want the extra magnification so it can help shrink my groups even more.Any other scopes I should look at? I know $330 isn't alot of money to spend on a scope,but its alot of money to me.So this is kinda a big purchase.

http://cameralandny1.reachlocal.net/optics/minox.pl?page=66020


Edited by cecil30-30 (05/17/13 05:07 PM)
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#3248979 - 05/17/13 05:17 PM Re: Scope [Re: cecil30-30]
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Look in the general forum. Someone posted a link to a Nikon buckmasters scope 4.5-14x40. I think a regular reticle is 209.99
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#3248983 - 05/17/13 05:20 PM Re: Scope [Re: Jcalder]
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http://www.tndeer.com/tndeertalk/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3248179&page=2#Post3248179
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#3248992 - 05/17/13 05:30 PM Re: Scope [Re: Jcalder]
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id take clarity over magnification any day

find a used zeiss 325 bucks


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#3249008 - 05/17/13 05:48 PM Re: Scope [Re: Deer Assassin]
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 Originally Posted By: Deer Assassin
id take clarity of magnification any day

find a used zeiss 325 bucks


I have Minox scopes and binocs but my Ho to are Zeiss.

I agree with above although Minox are good....
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#3249093 - 05/17/13 08:02 PM Re: Scope [Re: Deer Assassin]
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 Originally Posted By: Deer Assassin
id take clarity of magnification any day

find a used zeiss 325 bucks


clarity over magnification
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#3249098 - 05/17/13 08:08 PM Re: Scope [Re: Deer Assassin]
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go out west it will humble you optics

nikon monarch gold binos 8x32 vs 10-15x50 bushnell bino

night and day


burris 4-16 x 40 vs leupold vx3 3.5-10x40

night and day
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#3249136 - 05/17/13 08:43 PM Re: Scope [Re: Deer Assassin]
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Personally I'd scratch the added magnification and go for higher clarity and low light performance. I can understand wanting to help with your groups but thats paper, not deer. A scope that snines in low light conditions is what will help when shooting at game. As Deer Assassin suggested, keep an eye out for a good used Zeiss. You might even luck up and find one with a little higher magnification.
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#3249673 - 05/18/13 07:02 PM Re: Scope [Re: Rubberduck270]
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The Minox scope is an excellent scope. I have 2 of them and can honestly say that the Minox has better resolution and better contrast of darker colors in low light than the Zeiss Conquest. The Conquest is an awesome scope as well, but you can definitely see a difference.
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#3249686 - 05/18/13 07:12 PM Re: Scope [Re: Rubberduck270]
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
Personally I'd scratch the added magnification and go for higher clarity and low light performance.
x 2

Not to say that those Minox scopes aren't great, but maybe go with one that Z-5 2-10 x 40 instead?

Keep in mind you can have a greater handicap at 20 yards with too much magnification than a handicap at 200 yards with too little. And 10x brings the appearance of 200 yards down to 20 yards. More magnification serves little purpose other than handicapping you at close range.

Where's Mr. Big when you need an expert opinion on such a subject? \:D

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