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    Posted: October/27/2010 at 05:55
Hi

Just wondered if there is any other scope that provides similar flexibility?
Along the lines of...
Close up focus, ten odd yards
Large zoom range

The only other one I have thought of is the 2-12x32 IOR but wasn't really sure how good it would be in low light.

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Depends on what you are specifically seeking and how much $ you want to spend. The Swaro Z-6 comes to mind as a top contender. I'm sure others will soon chime in.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote piston broke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/27/2010 at 06:33
Money wise, could probably stretch to $1400 or so.
Use is varied.... from close up work, sometimes with an nv addon,  to paper punching out to 300yrds.
Currently have a Zeiss conquest 4.5-14x50 with z1000 ret, but have another rifle coming - AR based with both .22 and .223 uppers.

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Sorry, meant to say needs to have side focus - the NV addon is something of a pain without.
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Nitrex TR2 has a 3-15 mag range but not sure what it focus's down to.

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Slightly more than you want to spend but excellent variable range.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jonoMT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/27/2010 at 11:31
Better range than the NF 2.5-10X32, but that's an option to consider as well.
Reaction time is a factor...
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Originally posted by shooter07 shooter07 wrote:

Slightly more than you want to spend but excellent variable range.

US Optics SN-3S 1.8-10x for around $1600


Thanks. Did have a look, but.....
parallax adjustment from 50yds to infinity optional.

Before anyone mentions them, I'm afraid March are out of my price range tooBig Smile


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rich Coyle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/27/2010 at 21:08
This is not about flexibility, but for me is valuable info.
 
Just in case someone suggest the Bushnell can be bested by NIghtForce I can tell you first hand.  The Bushnell when set on the same magification at the NightForce durning normal daylight shows zero difference by many comparing friends.  I purchased the 2 1/2-16X50 and the 4 1/2-30X50.  The NightForce is a 12-42X56.
 
I mention the sizes so you will understand when I tell you the NightForce lasted sixteen minutes longer after sunset in a side by side comparison.  The Busnell lasted two minutes longer than the 13X56 Minox binocs.
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I'm not sure I understand the problem. Any shot I could imagine taking under 50 yards would be at the lowest magnification possible. I looked through my NF on 2.5X @ 10 yards and it was in focus. I would imagine the same is true of any decent scope.
Reaction time is a factor...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/28/2010 at 02:51
I suspect he is shooting airguns, so he really does need close focus.

While not as flexible, Hawke Sidewinder 30 Tactical 4.5-14x42 is pretty decent and is cheaper.  Leupold EFR scopes also focus very close.

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HahaExcellent, he does shoot airguns, but that's not what this scope is for sir.
It is going on an AR, honestBig Smile Initially a 22lr spikes upper and as the license comes in I can add a 223 to the collection, hence trying to find a scope to suit a number of applications.

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Piston Broke:

I would suggest, on the high end, the Swarovski Z5 3.5-18x44, for about $1,400. and, on the low end (but still an excellent scope), the Burris SixX 2-12x40, for about $750 (illuminated for about $850). The Swaroski Z6 has a 6x erector but is out of you price range.

Be aware that Bushnell has an OK warranty and a poor warranty service record, that Swarovski has an OK warranty and a great service record, and that Burris has an excellent warranty and a good service record. As for me, I have decided not to buy Bushnell scopes due to their poor CS - it is one of the few brands I will just not buy.
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if you feel prepared to spend over $1,000 i see no reason not to get the swaro.

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Originally posted by WestOfPecos WestOfPecos wrote:

Piston Broke:

I would suggest, on the high end, the Swarovski Z5 3.5-18x44, for about $1,400. and, on the low end (but still an excellent scope), the Burris SixX 2-12x40, for about $750 (illuminated for about $850). The Swaroski Z6 has a 6x erector but is out of you price range.

Be aware that Bushnell has an OK warranty and a poor warranty service record, that Swarovski has an OK warranty and a great service record, and that Burris has an excellent warranty and a good service record. As for me, I have decided not to buy Bushnell scopes due to their poor CS - it is one of the few brands I will just not buy.
I would suggest, on the high end, the Swarovski Z5 3.5-18x44, for about $1,400Excellent
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