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Lets say Ive got almost up to 1000$ spend on a varmint scope and the first thing Im looking for is low light superiority - what scope comes to your mind?
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The new Trijicon.
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Which one is that Cyborg?
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http://www.swfa.com/pc-14519-227-trijicon-5-20x50-accu-point-30mm-rifle-scope.aspx


I can't speak for cyborg, but you'd be hard pressed to find a better low light scope in that price range.
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That's the one right there. Thanks RC
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Trijicon - better than say Conquest or Leupold in same price range??

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The illuminated reticle in the Trijicon makes the difference. Remember he asked about low light scenarios. Scopes aren't going to help at all if you have a hard time finding the reticle. Even a thicker post is going to take a bit more time to find than the reticle in the Trijicon.
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Good point. THanks. Another thing, is there a difference/improvement between 2008 and 2009 Leupold VX3 series?
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The Leupold is different between the III of years past and the 3 of present day. The glass is optically better. I expect that the same durability is there.
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Shooter 4,
Ive never owned a Leupold scope of any sort but today I ordered the VX-3 4.5x14x40 Long Range which is a 30 mm. Sorry SWFA but I had to buy it directly from Leo as Im having the turrets built specifically for my AR using a 77 gr. HPBT Match. The elevation dial will be engraved with 223 and yardage. I will take pics and let you know how I like it ASAP. It will take about 3 weeks to get here. I can have the turrest made for any Caliber or specific load I want which I think is pretty nice.

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Trijicon 5-20x50 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope Trijicon 5-20x50 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - TR232
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot Crosshair w/ Amber Dot
  • 30mm
  • Free Sun Shade
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SWFA also carries the new Custom Dial System Leupold VX3 scopes.  What happens when you buy one from any authorised retailer like SWFA is you get a cupon for a FREE custom engraved dial to match your caliber and bullet load exactly.   These are a nice choice in a hunting scope.
Leupold 4.5-14x40 VX-3 Riflescope Leupold 4.5-14x40 VX-3 Riflescope
Stock # - LEU59270
  • Matte
  • Duplex
  • 1"
  • Custom Dial System
  • Xtended Twilight Lens System
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The Trijicon seems to be getting quite alot of talk here. I have been looking for a test but have not seen one yet. Do you know if the glass is on pair with like Conquest, or better??

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I have not done a side by side of these two scopes. I will say that in my own opinion, the glass is a touch better than the 4200 Elite. Which says quite a bit. I really like the 4200/6500 Elites.
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Guys,

How do you think this Leupold is performing.......?
 
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The 6500 is a nice scope, but if I were to spend money on a new high quality Varmint/target scope I would take the new design SIII 6-24x56.Just my opinion guys!!!
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