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Here's my question, I have $1000 budget for two scopes.  One for a .280 and the other for a 35 whelen.  I'd like to dedicate about $650-700 for the .280 and the other $300-350 for the .35Wh.  The .280 is the nicer of the two rifles by far and will be used as an all-around rifle,  I'm thinking on the lines of a 3-9/2.5-10x40 for the .280 and something like 1-4/2-8 for the whelen. There are many different ways I could go with this and I do have my favorites, but I'm looking to all for suggestions.  Thanks.
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finish type on the rifles? stainless?  matte black ?gloss?
 
Lots of great choices for the 280 --Conquest, 4200 Elite , Khales, etc...
35 Whelen ( cool round by the way ) -- 4200 Elite  3x9 or new Monarch 2-8x32


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I was thinking conquest or kx both in 3x9 ( is the kx worth the extra $200)  and what are yoyr thoughts on the Burris 1.5-6 sig. select?
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I haven't spent any time with a Burris other than the FFII ..I believe Cyborg is a Burris fan though
I do have 2 discontinued 4200 Elite 1.5-6's and other than being a little long, they are excellent .
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Originally posted by martin3175 martin3175 wrote:

I haven't spent any time with a Burris other than the FFII ..I believe Cyborg is a Burris fan though
I do have 2 discontinued 4200 Elite 1.5-6's and other than being a little long, they are excellent .
helo18 is your burris man, cyborg is more of the ior type.
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i would buy a kx for the .280 and a 4200 for the .35-06
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I'm really not a burris guy but this 1.5-6x40 is really the power range i'm looking for on the Whelen.
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they make a tough scope with pretty nice glass once you go beyond ffII's, and there cs isnt bad to deal with at all so i would dismiss them with taking a look first.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

Originally posted by martin3175 martin3175 wrote:

I haven't spent any time with a Burris other than the FFII ..I believe Cyborg is a Burris fan though
I do have 2 discontinued 4200 Elite 1.5-6's and other than being a little long, they are excellent .
helo18 is your burris man, cyborg is more of the ior type.
 
My Bad --You're right--you know what they say--"When your memory goes---forget it"
 
 
Leupy 1.75-6 VX III with heavy posts perhaps...


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Is the kx worth the extra $2 bills
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

Is the kx worth the extra $2 bills
over what scope?
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Over the conquest,  What I'd really like is a swaro 3-10x42, but I can't find one on the sample list, and I can't justify the $1k for a new one.
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is the conquest worth the extra$$$ over a 4200 elite? same kind of question but you have to be the one with the answer, to me the 4200 vs conquest for the money is a no brainer take the 4200 all day, kx vs conquest same kind of story, but i think i would spend the extra money for the kx in this case,  but the wild card is the whole legacy sports take over of kahles, not sure whats going to shake down there so i would maybe hold off on the kahles until there is more information available on kahles status via legacy sports.
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what's your time frame?
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

Over the conquest,  What I'd really like is a swaro 3-10x42, but I can't find one on the sample list, and I can't justify the $1k for a new one.
 
found this on samplelist:  any idea how much a reticle change would cost?
 
9186 Swarovski 3-10x42 American 52031, Matte finish, muzzleloading reticle, 1" tube, fast focus eye piece, like new condition $1,150.00 $799.95
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

Here's my question, I have $1000 budget for two scopes.  One for a .280 and the other for a 35 whelen.  I'd like to dedicate about $650-700 for the .280 and the other $300-350 for the .35Wh.  The .280 is the nicer of the two rifles by far and will be used as an all-around rifle,  I'm thinking on the lines of a 3-9/2.5-10x40 for the .280 and something like 1-4/2-8 for the whelen. There are many different ways I could go with this and I do have my favorites, but I'm looking to all for suggestions.  Thanks.
............................For the 35 Whelen, a lower powered variable like those previously mentioned would be fine.  Along with those lower powered variables, I would add a 1.5-5x20 VX3 into that mix for a extra few bucks. That is an ideal variable power for the 35 Whelan and very suitable for its short to medium range capabilities. I am not a big fan of higher powered objective belled scopes mounted on rifles that chamber short to medium range hunting cartridges. 
 
For the 280? Go with your best judgement and instincts based on your use, terrain and ranges!
 
PS!.......A belled objective is fine on a 280!.........Laugh 
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What Squeeze....... no mention of the the Weaver V3?  Have you become a - drumroll please - LEUPOLD Man?
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To put and end to this topic, Chris F. found me swaro 3-10x42av for the .280 and I also purchased a weaver 1-3. (just for Squeezer).  I am quite excited to get my new toys.

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