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Burris 2-7x35 Fullfield II Rifle Scope Ballistic Plex Burris 2-7x35 Fullfield II Rifle Scope
Stock # - 200123
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  • Ballistic Plex
  • 1"
  • Shotgun / Muzzleloader
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Burris 2-7x35 Fullfield E1 Rifle Scope Burris 2-7x35 Fullfield E1 Rifle Scope
Stock # - BUR200317
  • Matte
  • Ballistic Plex E1
  • 1"
  • Eye Relief (in): 4.1 - 3.1
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Redfield 2-7x33 Revolution Rifle Scope Redfield 2-7x33 Revolution Rifle Scope
Stock # - RED67080
  • Matte
  • 4-Plex
  • 1"
  • Eye Relief (in):4.2 - 3.7
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Redfield 2-7x33 Revolution Rifle Scope Redfield 2-7x33 Revolution Rifle Scope
Stock # - RED67085
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  • Accu-Range
  • 1"
  • Eye Relief (in):4.2 - 3.7
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Weaver 2-10x38 Classic V Rifle Scope Dual-X Weaver 2-10x38 Classic V Rifle Scope
Stock # - 849405
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  • Dual-X
  • 1"
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Vortex 2-7x35 Diamondback Rifle Scope Dead-Hold BDC Vortex 2-7x35 Diamondback Rifle Scope
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  • 1"
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Swift 2-7x40 Premier Rifle Scope Quadraplex Swift 2-7x40 Premier Rifle Scope
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Mueller 2-7x32 Multi-Shot Shotgun/Muzzleloader Scope Multi-Purpose Cross Hair Mueller 2-7x32 Multi-Shot Shotgun/Muzzleloader Scope
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The Diamondback should be pretty good if its built like its 3-9x40 big brother. Field of View is very wide.
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Bushnell Elite 2-7X32.
Nikon Monarch 2-8X32.
Rebates.
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[QUOTE=Shenko]
Bushnell Elite 2-7X32.
Nikon Monarch 2-8X32.
Rebates.
Both Nice scopes but I think the Monarch deal expired unless it gets extended. 
Bushnell Elite glass is always a favorite of mine, good call. Thunbs Up
Bushnell 2-7x32 Elite Rifle Scope Bushnell 2-7x32 Elite Rifle Scope
Stock # - BUSE2732
  • Matte
  • Multi-X
  • 1"
  • Rainguard HDThunbs Up
  • Ultra-Wide Band Coating
  • Argon Purging Process
  • Excellent Choice for Slug Guns
$259.00 
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Nikon 2-8x32 Monarch Riflescope BDC Nikon 2-8x32 Monarch Riflescope
Stock # - NIK8438
  • Matte
  • BDC

Thunbs UpEye Relief (in):4 - 3.8

$279.95 
 


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So who out there is  actually using one of these little Jewels and how do you like what you have?  These all seem to be fairly reasonably priced and a fine choice for most hunting on a light fast rifle.  Makes me wish I had bought a dozen of the Vortex Viper 2-7 scopes when it was discontinued.  For years I used a 2-7 Leupold on my primary deer rifle which at the time was a Remmington 700 in 30-06.  Granted these dont go as high on the top end as the typical 3-9 but that 2x on the low end is very nice for fast action. We have had several guys want to outfit their mountain rifles and keep the scope small and light. We have guys who live where they can only hunt slug guns or muskets and need lots of eye relief but really dont need lots of high end magnification, and we have a lot of guys who want to just need to reach out a hundred yards and accurately target varmits.  These little scopes are very useful multi purpose tools. So with the hunting seasons coming up I thought we ought to talk about them a bit so If you use any of these please jump in here and tell everyone what you like or dont like about the one you have or what you wish you had. Coffee
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I have the Monarch 2.5-7x32 UCC on a BLR in .338 Federal (yes, not a typo).  It's great for what I use it for.  Nice glass, very clear, but mine is the plex model, and UCC, so not apples to apples.  I have been satisfied but not overwhelmed with my Monarchs in the $250 range.
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I'm a fan of compact scopes, but mine are generally more compact and lower magnification than your list. I have Leupold VX-II 1-4x, VX-III 1.5-5x, an old Bushnell Scopechief 1.5-4.5x, Nikon Slug Hunter 1.65-5x and a Burris Euro Diamond (30mm tube) 1-4x.

The Nikon and Scopechief have the largest image size at max magnification. The Nikon has the most eye relief and narrowest field of view. The VX-III and Euro Diamond are well out of the price range.

Nikon also sold the 1.65-5x under the Omega name with a difference being parallax setting at 100 yards on the Omega vs 75 yards on the Slug Hunter. Both were available with Nikoplex or BDC reticles. If the narrow field of view doesn't bother you, they are bright, clear, and clicks are very repeatable. I have the Slug Hunter on a CZ-527 in 7.62x39 and shoot cast bullets exclusively. Its normally sighted 1" high at 100 yards, but I've taken it to the silhouette range and given it the workout out to 500m and back.
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2-7 Burris. it's on a 336 marlin. It's as bright and clear as I've ever needed it to be and it tracks like a bloodhound. However, I too wish I'd bought a dozen or so of the 2-7 viper's!! I have also used a mueller and it was surprisingly good for the money, and the only prostaff I have is a 3-9x40, which is not bad at all
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My most-used scope is a 2-8X32 Burris Signature. Have experience with few 4X32's, a Leupold Vari-X II 1-4X20, and a VX3 1.75-6X32.

I am curious about the reticle on the Bushnell Elite 2-7. Most reticles are too fine for my taste, and they don't make the 2-7 with the Firefly.

The Leupold 2-7 with heavy duplex looks interesting, as does the Leupold 2-7 Super Slam with the SABR reticle.

I have a 2.5X25 Pentax, but I don't plan to get a variable under 32mm again. I have 1 50mm scope. People like to hate the 50's for all sorts of things, but I have pretty much decided that if I'm going to go over 35, it might as well be a 50.
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Found another one that sounds like a bargain, but I dont know much about it.
Pentax 2-7x32 Gameseeker II Rifle Scope Pentax 2-7x32 Gameseeker II Rifle Scope
Stock # - PEN89739
$98.95 
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A couple of comments:

- The Elite 2-7x32 used to be Elite 3200.  It is an OK scope, but not my favourite
- FFII and Diamondback would get my nod for the money
- Monarch 2-8x32 is probaby a touch better though more expensive.  It is pretty much the only scope in the current Monarch line-up that I like.

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Ilya have you looked at the redfield  it does seem to have good eye relief.
Do you think the eye relief on the FFII would be a problem?  I have had a couple of Burris scopes that had very unforgiving eye relief.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Ilya have you looked at the redfield  it does seem to have good eye relief.

Yes.

It is a VX-1 with different styling.

ILya
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For some reason I'm not a big fan of the circles in the Nikon balistic reticles.
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I still wish we had the Vortex Viper 2-7x32, especially when they were being heavily discounted.
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My Viper 2-7X32 is my favorite scope.

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We all talk about scopes that have gone.Today there is a small jewel that I hear very few talk about & I'm here to tell you it works wonders on my Ruger scout that I built for my grandson using a FX picatinney & that is the Minox 1.5-8x32.
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Forgot to mention there have been a few that have been on the Sample list for $249.
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Minox 1.5-8x32 ZA5 Riflescope Minox 1.5-8x32 ZA5 Riflescope
Stock # - MIN66104
  • Matte
  • German #4
  • 1"
$478.95
If a guy could buy a used one that would be a great option.
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Not in the price range, but I really like my 1.75-6x VX3.  It's on my 9.3x62mm CZ, and it is a quality piece of equipment.
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How about one of these on the Sample List for $249.00. I don't know how they are,I have the ZA3 3-9x40 coming.
Minox 2-10x40 ZA5 Riflescope Minox 2-10x40 ZA5 Riflescope
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Bushnell 1-4x24 Trophy XLT 30mm Rifle Scope Bushnell 1-4x24 Trophy XLT 30mm Rifle Scope
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I can't figure out what you're trying to scope because you're mixing rifle scopes and shotgun scopes. Of those listed in the thread I have the Nikon Monarch 2-8x32 w/BDC on one of my .308s and it's a pretty nice scope. I can't compare it to the rest because it's been a couple of years since I've played with a Burris FFII and while I own a ton of Weaver Classic Vs I don't own that Weaver. 
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I have the Minox 1.5-8 .. Good glass for the money, but a sensitive eye box. I also have several Bushnell 2-7's and  a few Monarch 2-8's .. Similar glass ( new 2-7 Elite ) and cost .. I did put in for the Bushnell rebate about 3 weeks ago, and got a check for $75 from Bushnell yesterday . Plus the Rainguard is a nice feature on the Bushnell
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The Bushnell glass is nice for the price and the raingaurd is a plus. Diamondback has a wide field of view which makes it nice on moving targets in wooded areas.

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