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I've got it mostly narrowed down, but not much experience with these small objectives and small sizes. Need something for 200yds on armadillo/opossum/raccoon sized critters, 350ish on coyotes. I can get there now with my 10x SS, but it's crazy heavy and too big for my AR throwing the balance off. I'm specifically looking for non-adjustable focus/parallax for simplicity. So which of these would you recommend?

Vortex Diamondback 2-7x35 with the BDC reticle

Nikon Monarch 3 2-8x32 with Nikoplex reticle

Bushnell 3500 2-7x32 with Multi X reticle

I have one of each of these brands, but not these particular models. I'm leaning towards the Vortex, but no experience with the Diamondback or it would compare to the Nikon and Bushnell. Appreciate any input.

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Maybe I just have bad luck, but I have learned to consider warranty service when buying optics. The only one of those I would look at is the Vortex.
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I have all those brands but not those models.  I would look at the Vortex.  Google search for reviews and read all you can find.
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I would rather go with a Vortex Viper than a Diamondback. Not sure the Nikon is a current production model so that may be an issue.  I've been happy with the Bushnell scopes I have had.
 I really like this particular scope  it was designed for the AR platform:
SWFA SS HD 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope SWFA SS HD 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SS39X42MQ
  • Matte
  • Patented First Focal Plane Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 0.1 MRAD
$599.95
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Redfield 2-7x33 Revolution Rifle Scope Kit Redfield 2-7x33 Revolution Rifle Scope Kit
Stock # - RED67085KIT
$219.95 
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