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#514809 - 12/03/07 08:55 AM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: bighead 1]
breeze900rr
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Registered: 10/28/06
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 Originally Posted By: bighead 1
I have three nikon pro staff 3x9x40,really like these scopes good and clear ,also good in low light conditions.
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#515351 - 12/03/07 08:03 PM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: breeze900rr]
Model70Man
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Registered: 09/30/05
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I used to be a Leupold man until I messed up and looked thru a Zeiss Conquest. Now all of my rifles wear Conquests. Windage and elevation adjustments are precise and hold zero. No wandering zero. Optics are second to none in the same price range.

Burris Fullfield II is an awesome scope that rivals the Conquest optically. $150 for a 3-9x40 IMO is a great value.
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#516326 - 12/04/07 05:08 PM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: Model70Man]
Deer Whisperer
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Registered: 04/16/05
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Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

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Youíre right about the Ziess. It is a great scope.

I thought it was great when I went from a Vari X II to a Vari X III. But when I upgraded to a Meopta, the difference was unbelievable. The image is so much clearer and bright, there is no comparison. Meopta makes a lot of glass for Swarovski. To get a better image from a scope, you would have to spend $1000 more on the best Swaro, and even then, the difference is very small. Just go to an optics forum and do a search on Meopta. Also, look at the reviews on Cabelaís web site.

Leupold is the best scope made in the US, and if thatís all you ever use, you should be happy with that. But once you start using European optics, itís hard to go back.

Iím not sure what to tell you to use on a low use rifle. It just depends on how important low light capability is to you. If low light is not important, you can put just about anything on it and be pretty happy with it.
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#524821 - 12/11/07 12:35 PM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: Deer Whisperer]
300WSM
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Registered: 11/19/07
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Loc: Rutherford

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You get what you pay for in optics. It amkes no sense to pay $500-$700 on a gun and put a $100 scope on it. I prefer either Zeiss or Leupold. If your on a tight budget, I'd reccommend a Leupold VX-1 3-9x40. They cost about $219.
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#525159 - 12/11/07 05:34 PM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: 300WSM]
Wes Parrish
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Registered: 06/12/02
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 Originally Posted By: 300WSM
You get what you pay for in optics. It amkes no sense to pay $500-$700 on a gun and put a $100 scope on it. I prefer either Zeiss or Leupold. If your on a tight budget, I'd reccommend a Leupold VX-1 3-9x40. They cost about $219.
I'm doing most of my deer hunting with an older Leupold Vari-X III, which simply doesn't need replacing. I have used a variety of scopes, and currently am also using Nikon Monarch and Burris Fulfield II scopes.

IMO, for the money, the Burris Fulfield II scope is the best scope on the market. They're selling for around $200, give or take. It is almost as "bright" as the Nikon Monarch, and definately a better scope that the Nikon Omega, Prostaffs and Buckmasters. When I got the new muzzleloader this year, I considered the Nikon Omega, then found out the Burris Fulfield II had a similar muzzleloader reticle. I went with the Burris (way better than the Leupold VX-1) on my new muzzleloader. Optically, I believe the Burris Fulfield is even better than the Leupold VX-II, although it will not measure up to the III.

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#525464 - 12/11/07 08:39 PM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: breeze900rr]
bonekelektr
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Registered: 07/24/07
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The Bushnell Elite 3200 is a pretty good scope for around 200..
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#525855 - 12/12/07 09:05 AM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: bonekelektr]
TAKE A CHANCE
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Loc: Nashville, TN

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I have the Meopta R1. It is the best looking scope for the monet IMO. I give it a WOW.I have a luppy on my muzzy and its great also.
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#526103 - 12/12/07 12:10 PM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: bonekelektr]
Bubba in Fla
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The Bushnell Elite 3200 is a pretty good scope for around 200..


Amen on that, I have one on my 300WSM and it is aweaone, especially in the rain. I still love my old Tasco World Class 2.5 x 10 44mm scope that I bought for about $129 about 15 years ago. I have killed over 70 big game animals (mostly hogs and deer) with my 30.06 with that scope on it. I'd buy another in a heartbeat if they still made them. I also have a Luepold on my 300 Weatherby Mag. All three of these scopes provide sufficient light gather to shoot OUTSIDE of legal shooting hours.
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#528438 - 12/14/07 09:32 AM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: TAKE A CHANCE]
Model70Man
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Registered: 09/30/05
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Loc: Knoxville, TN

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 Originally Posted By: TAKE A CHANCE
I have the Meopta R1. It is the best looking scope for the monet IMO. I give it a WOW.I have a luppy on my muzzy and its great also.


You got the best deal on that scope. The more I think about it, the more I wish I would have not sold it. That scope is crazy bright and clear.
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#528690 - 12/14/07 01:14 PM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: Model70Man]
Cull Buck Hunter
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I have 4 Nikon Prostaffs and have had no problems. I have owned top end Leupold and Nikon scopes, but to be honest the Prostaff meets all my needs. If I shot long ranges all the time I would go with the Monarch or VX3, just my opinion.
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