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I have a .270 WSM Stainless A-bolt that I looking to put a silver scope on.  I will be mainly hunting deer/pigs in West Texas but this gun will be my choice for any other game in N. America that the caliber can handle. Most of my shots in West Texas will be 75-150yds.

 

I have used leupold for my other guns and was leaning towards a VXIII 3.5x10 40mm.  I am willing to spend up to 1300 on a scope.  But I want a silver scope to match the gun.  I have also toyed with the Idea of an illuminated reticle for the pigs that wander out at dusk.

 

What scope do you recommend? 

 

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If you absolutely must have a silver scope, I would personally get either the silver Zeiss Conquest 3.5-10X44:

http://www.swfa.com/pc-5752-259-new-zeiss-35-10x44-conquest- rifle-scope.aspx

Or, for slightly better low light performance, the silver Zeiss Conquest 3.5-10X50:

http://www.swfa.com/pc-5775-259-new-zeiss-35-10x50-conquest- rifle-scope.aspx

and buy plenty of brass for your .270WSM with the remainder of the money.  The #4 reticle in these scopes is pretty visible in low light, and the Conquest's optics will outperform the Leupold in low light.

 

There's nothing wrong with the VXIII 3.5-10X40, but I believe the Conquest has better optics, and since you've budgeted up to $1300 for a scope, you might as well get the best silver finish scope you can get.

 

I may be missing something, but I'm not aware of any scope available with both silver finish and illumination, but if you can somehow forego the silver requirement, you can get some really excellent low light optics for $1300.  If your silver A-bolt has a black stock, a black scope will still match the rifle, and still looks surprisingly good mated to a stainless rifle.  Unfortunately, when it comes to illumination, most of the really good illuminated scopes that are truly useful in low light, (has illumination intensity settings that don't overpower the target image) will cost more than $1300.



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OK, forget the silver.

 

What my goal is to have one all around purpose gun with a good scope. 

 

What scope do you recommend for the 1300 budget?

 

I have never used a illuminated scope but would like the possibility for those dusk hunts.  What would you reccommend for a 2000 budget?

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Step right up to the rack (or was that step right up and rack yourself) anyway here it goes:

944L7 Schmidt & Bender 3-12x50 Variable Hunting 30mm Riflescope                                                               Schmidt & Bender 3-12x50 Variable Hunting 30mm Riflescope
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  • 30mm
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5217359940 New Zeiss 2.5-10x50 Victory Diavari 30mm Rifle Scope                                                                    New Zeiss 2.5-10x50 Victory Diavari 30mm Rifle Scope
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  • 30mm
  • LotuTec Protective Coating
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U-frnd's suggestions are both excellent.  Some of the best low light glass available, period.  You can also add the Kahles CSX 2.5-10X50 illuminated (second focal plane reticle):

http://www.swfa.com/pc-1488-289-kahles-25-10x50-helia-csx-30 mm-riflescope.aspx

or CBX 2.5-10X50 illuminated (first focal plane reticle):

http://www.swfa.com/pc-8604-979-new-kahles-25-10x50-helia-cb x-30mm-riflescope.aspx

to that list.

Swarovski's new Z6i illuminated models are no doubt awesome as well, but for an equivalent model to these, you're getting into the $2300 range.

I wouldn't personally get an objective diameter larger than 50mm because of the increased mount height, but a high quality 50mm scope will, all else being equal, give you that little extra bit of light transmission over a 42mm objective when you're using a scope beyond 8X on the top end.

 

If you can live without illumination, any of the top-end scopes from Swaro, Zeiss, S&B, and Kahles in the 2.5-10X50 and 3-12X50 magnification class will fit below the $2K budget limit.

 

Good luck with your decision and let us know what you decide.

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just poking around this morning and came across your query.  i have a cz full stock .270 with a burris eurodiamond 1.5-6 illuminated reticule.  since we probably do the same type of hunting. you should look at this scope.  it's $518 here and i doubt that an extra $1500 would find you more satisfied. you always pay big time for hype.  for those bucks you can get another rig which will give you far more enjoyment.  anyway, give a report on what you got & merry christmas.
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I won't argue spending a spare $1500 somewhere else. But, the high end Euro scopes mentioned are not hype compared to a Burris Euro Diamond.
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i agree with t, kahles zeiss swaro all make a better scope than burris, and the others cs dept isnt as hard to deal with as burris is supposedly
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